6 Ways to Detox Your Body

We hear much about cleansing and may wonder how beneficial it can be. A proper cleansing and habits for naturally detoxifying the body can really help you to achieve amazing health results. The notion of detox program should be integrated into the daily lifestyle to give you the best benefits.

Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. However, when this system is compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and every cell in the body is adversely affected.

A detox program can assist the natural cleansing by:

– resting the organs through fasting
– stimulating the liver to drive toxins out
– improving blood circulation
– refueling body with nutrients
– eliminating through intestines, kidneys and skin

Below you can go through some easy ways to naturally detoxify your body:

1. Turn to organic foods.

jjjThe food list that is known as „dirty dozen” contains a list where pesticides and preservatives can build up and therefore be consumed and ingested by you during digestion. The rule of thumb generally goes that you eat the peel or the outside of the fruit or vegetable  that you should really opt for organic. Strawberries, apples, and tomatoes are good examples of the types of foods where organic really does matter.



tyfvgjhWhen you choose the right organic foods then you avoid the toxins that can be harmful to your health. This is a simple way of detoxifying the body and all it takes is making good choices at the grocery store.

Be diligent about knowing which organic foods really count, reading labels and staying away from foods that could harm you. Making healthy choices like this will really help you to get rid of toxins that you were previously ingesting and get your body to a much cleaner and healthier point.

2. Replace the morning coffee with a green tea.

A little caffeine is ok, but you should be careful about how much you take in throughout a day or week. You also want to be careful about where you get your caffeine from and how much you take in at any one time. Though an occasional cup of coffee is fine, if you are after detoxifying the body, then you want to change things up a bit.

Green tea offers important antioxidants that our body needs in the most natural form. It offers a slight caffeine boost that can help to get you jump started in the morning, just as coffee does. So if you choose to replace your morning cup of coffee with a cup of green tea you still get a caffeine boost and some actual health benefits as well.

3. Eat foods that naturally detox and cleanse your body.


Cucumber: on average around 95% water, this veggie helps flush out toxins and alkalize the body while delivering a powerful nutrient punch.

Garlic: stimulates the liver to encourage production of detoxification enzymes.

Broccoli: delivers a large dose of vitamins while neutralizing and eliminating toxins.

Sunflower seeds: these little slivers of sunshine are not only high selenium and Vitamin E, but also assist liver’s detoxing capabilities and prevent cholesterol build up in the blood and arteries.

Walnuts: infuse the body with healthy omega-3 oils to assist detoxification.

Red pepper: when it comes to cleansing, vitamin C is one of the cream of the vitamin crop because it transforms toxins into digestible material. One red pepper contains about 3 times more vitamin C than an orange.

Grapefruit: a class of its own, grapefruit lowers cholesterol, prevents kidney stones and aids the digestive system, which set it apart from the other citrus fruits.

Whole grains: full of nutrients and antioxidants, whole grains are incredibly high in insoluble fiber, keeping you regular, which is especially important while detoxing.

4. Limit your exposure to harmful toxins in the air.

These include carbon monoxide, radon, asbestos, all of which could be found in homes.

  • Carbon monoxide is a potentially fatal odorless chemical that is produced from furnaces, grills, and car engines. Side-effects include headaches, dizziness, and lethargy. Consider getting a carbon monoxide detector in your home and keep your home properly ventilated.
  • Homes and buildings should be properly tested for asbestos and radon.

5. Hydrate as soon as you wake up.

rgreStart your morning with lemon water. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in part because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Therefore toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification. Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Sure, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized).  Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

6. Snack on fruit before lunch.

If you get hungry before lunch, eat some fruit. Fruit is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and fiber and will allow your body to continue eliminating toxins.

How does the organism naturally eliminate the waste?

There are 6 principal ways the body eliminates toxins pictured below. All we must do is to keep us healthy so as each part of us function properly.


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