You don’t need to starve yourself to release toxins when you can find effective ways to detox on a daily basis.
Unless we live in a remote area of the world completely unpolluted, our bodies are constantly being inundated with environmental toxins. As a result, we can develop allergies, skin issues, or even health conditions.
When we hear about detoxing, we usually associate it with some kind of radical diet change that lasts for about a week which consists of only drinking liquids. However, we don’t have to be so taxing on our minds and bodies in order to flush out the toxins.
It’s important to recalibrate our bodies to purge all the junk that gets accumulated through everyday stresses.
Think about a car for instance. In order to keep it running effectively, we have to change the oil every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The same applies to us. With time, our bodies get clogged up. Which is why it’s important to keep our bodies running at an optimal level.
Detoxing promotes better health by boosting your immune system. If you want to fight off viruses, nourishing your body from the inside out is simple, effective, and super affordable.
You don’t need state of the art gadgets or be in the know about the latest food trends in order to clean our bodies of wanted junk. All you need is minimal time.
When it seems like your schedule can’t get any more insane or hectic, you probably want to keep your life as simple as possible, especially when it comes to detoxing.
If you’re looking for easy hacks to keep your health at its most optimum, this post is perfect for you. You do, however, have to keep up with these practices on a daily basis to keep reaping the rewards.
Let’s get started with the simple and effective ways to detox every day, shall we?
1. Warm lemon water
After a long night of your body working hard to detox itself without any hydration, it’s important that you lubricate your body first thing in the morning. You might as well add a lemon to it to increase the detox benefits.
Here are some of the benefits of warm lemon water:
- boosts immune system
- purifies blood
- improves digestion
- reduces acidity
- enhances brain & nerve function
- clears the skin
- balances PH levels
- aids in weight loss
- hydrates more than plain water
- detoxes the liver
- promotes joint health
You can see the myriad of health benefits that lemons provide, which makes this fruit the holy grail to keeping your body youthful and clean.
To make this, you’ll need:
- warm, clean, and filtered water
- half a lemon
Just squeeze half a lemon into your glass of warm water and you’re all set to go.
Do make sure that the water is warm because our bodies are 98.6°, we never want to douse that inner fire with ice.
I’ve been drinking this in the morning for several years now and have even stopped drinking coffee because it’s naturally given me that gentle jolt in the mornings that coffee doesn’t do.
Give it a try and you may even curb your coffee habit too if you’re looking to quit it.
Let’s move onto the next tip to detox your body.
2. Oil pulling
Oil pulling dates back to about 5,000 years ago as an Ayurvedic principle for maintaining our health.
When we sleep, our bodies are detoxing, but germs and bacteria are harbored in our mouths. Which means that you want to remove everything each morning. Oil acts as a binding agent because the bacteria will stick to it.
To do this, you’ll need:
- 1tbsp. sesame oil or coconut oil (in liquid form)
- trash receptacle
What you’re going to do is take the oil and swish it in your mouth for about 10-20 minutes as you would with mouthwash. Do not swallow it because you will only be ingesting all of the toxins that you’re trying to release.
When you’re finished oil pulling, spit it out into the trash. Do not spit it down the drain because the pipes will clog up.
That’s all there is to it. If you think that it’s too time consuming, do it while you’re in the shower. This way, you get to kill two birds with one stone.
Your mouth will feel so insanely clean after trying this and it’s such a simple and effective way detox everyday.
3. Dry body brushing
When you think of detoxing, you probably pay no importance to your skin, other than your face. Being that the skin is the largest organ, it’s imperative to release the toxins from your body on a daily basis.
This is where dry body brushing can help you. Like oil pulling, this is an Ayurvedic principle and dates back thousands of years.
It’s pain free and a body brush can be purchased in most pharmacies and wellness stores. At less than ten bucks, they’re not cost prohibitive. Just make sure to purchase a natural bristle brush.
To do this:
You want to do this on dry skin so do it before you enter the shower. Take the body brush and start at your feet. Brush in upwards circular motions towards your heart.
If you’re not convinced by this, dry body brushing has quite a few benefits.
- improves circulation
- exfoliates your skin
- detoxes your body through the lymph nodes
- reduces inflammation
- unclogs pores
- improves digestion
- reduces stress
- tightens skin
With all of the rewards you can reap through dry body brushing, it’s a must to your daily routine.
Bonus tip: If you have dry skin, dry body brush and then oil your skin. When you’re done, take a shower. Because water and oil don’t mix, the oil will act as a protective barrier against the oil.
Dry body brushing is such a simple and effective way to detox everyday so make sure to add this to your daily routine.
You know the importance of exercise and the benefits it has for our overall health, but it detoxes your body as well. Which is why sweating is such a simple and effective way to detox everyday. Not to mention, it’s completely free.
Even if you don’t enjoy exercising, going for a walk will reap in great rewards. Or try any type of class that will make you sweat it out. The sweat that’s produced will naturally draw out the toxins from within.
If you don’t have the money to take classes, try them through YouTube. The beauty of the internet is that you have access to so much free information, even types of exercises specifically targeted to detoxing your body.
Bonus tip: you can increase your self-care routine by making it a point to go to a sauna once a week or once a month. If funds aren’t available to you, just put on your shower. Hang out in your bathroom with the door closed to gain the benefits with your own at home sauna.
Detoxing the mind is just as vital as detoxing the body.
Stress happens so much throughout the day. Having some quiet time to mentally detox is crucial for your mind body connection. Without a healthy mind, you can’t have a healthy life. Read more about how your thoughts can impact your health here.
Taking a reprieve from your day for even five minutes each day will have a tremendous impact on your health creating a more energized version of yourself.
Even if you think you suck at meditation or don’t have the stamina to rid yourself of the monkey mind, give it a try.
You’re always going to be bad at doing something the first time around. That’s what makes you get better; through disciplined practice.
There you have it…five simple and effective ways to detox everyday. These tips require minimal time and are so amazing for your mind, body, and spirit. You’ll be on your way to better health and a revitalized you in no time.
How do you detox? Let me know in the comments below.
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See ya soon.
In the meantime, stay zenspired!