What is Detoxification
By definition, detoxification is the removal of toxins from the body. While some swear by methods like fasting or only eating certain foods, doing so can be unsafe and may even cause harm. Below are some gentle ways to support your body’s natural detoxification without needing to go to extremes.
Drink more water
We all know water is important and is necessary for detoxification. Water also moves toxins and waste out of the body through urination, sweating, and even breathing. As such, it’s important to keep hydrated to support the body’s natural detoxification.
Limit alcohol consumption
When we intake alcohol, our liver enzymes metabolize it into acetaldehyde, which is actually toxic and is a known cancer-causing agent. Recognizing this, our liver converts it to a harmless substance called acetate, which would eventually be removed from the body. However, when excess amounts of alcohol are consumed, it impacts the liver’s ability to continue filtering waste and toxins. Limiting your intake of alcohol helps sustain a healthy liver that can keep up with your body's natural detoxification process.
The green juice has always been popularly marketed as a juice cleanse because it can contain ingredients that are high in prebiotic fiber, are anti-inflammatory, and are antioxidants. These ingredients help cleanse and oxygenate the body. The effect is best when taken consistently to allow the body time to flush out toxins from the digestive system and the liver to recuperate.
Exercise provides benefits for many of the body’s systems including the lymphatic system, a central part of the immune system. Exercise reduces inflammation, and also engages your muscles that help pump vital fluids in your body. By extension, exercise helps the flow of the natural detoxification process and ensures that it occurs efficiently.
Get enough sleep
Our brain repairs itself while we sleep and also undergoes physical changes to allow the system to work faster. Brain cells shrink by 60%, increasing the space between them so the toxins can be flushed away more effectively. It is important to get seven to eight hours of sleep to properly allow for our brain to effectively detox our bodies.
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