How to Effectively Detox at Home
A lean body, healthy and clear skin, and a fresh mind…aah! Isn’t this what we all want at the end of the day? But looks like, with our current lifestyle, even this is too much to ask for. Most of us are guilty of leading borderline unhealthy lifestyles which include excessive stress, binge eating, and lack of exercise. Now, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that these unhealthy habits will eventually start having a detrimental effect on our bodies.
Breaking Myths About Detoxing
Now, what do you do when you have toxins in your body? You detox…duh and the good news is our bodies are actually pretty well equipped to eliminate toxins on their own. But we can always do a few tweaks to enhance our body's capacity to detox.
However, recently we all have been witnessing a rise in these elaborate diets and routines which are apparently “essential” to detox our bodies. And you guessed it right, the cost of these elaborate diets and routines is enough to break our bank balance.
And it is not just about the exorbitant price. These products often contain ingredients that may work for you in the short run, giving you instant results but in the long term, these ingredients have the potential of causing serious harm to your body.
So before you jump on the bandwagon of these fancy detox diets, make sure to do your own research and then take a call.
Simple Ways to Detox at Home
We believe that detoxing doesn't have to be fancy and expensive. Some simple lifestyle changes can go a long way to enhance your body’s capacity to detox. So what are these simple tweaks? Let's take a look
Warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning: There’s a reason why lemon juice squeezed in warm water has been as popular with our grandmothers as they are with today’s celebrities.
A lot of us have been told that having this magical potion will actually help us lose weight. Now, let us debunk that myth first. That is not going to happen. Having warm water with lemon juice will not help you lose any weight unless you go climb a hill every day to get those lemons. But that doesn't negate its other benefits. It does a great job at flushing out your toxins and boosting your metabolism.
So make having a big glass of lemon juice squeezed in warm water an integral part of your morning routine
P.S. Try having that on an empty stomach for best results.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate: Nothing flushes out your toxins like the OG beverage does…water. Keeping yourself hydrated is probably one of the most effective things you can do in your detoxing journey. And when we say keep yourself hydrated, we mean by means of water and no other beverage. No amount of packaged drinks, canned soda or even packaged juice can do the magic that water does.
If you struggle with drinking water every day, consider keeping a bottle everywhere you frequent. Be it your workroom, your bedroom, or even your purse that you tend to carry often. Trust us, you will be thanking us later for this pro tip
Get sufficient sleep: Relating with those “not sleeping all night” memes may sound all fun and games till it starts severely impacting your body.
Sleeping allows your brain to reorganize and recharge itself, as well as remove toxic waste byproducts that have accumulated throughout the day
Poor sleep has been associated with short- and long-term health consequences, such as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
So we say cut down on those Netflix binging sessions and make it a point to sleep for at least secern to nine hours a day.
Cut down on smoking and drinking: We know it's way easier said than done but these vices harm our bodies more than we could ever imagine. Smoking leads to the accumulation of toxins not only in our lungs but also in other parts of our body and it can be quite difficult to get them out. And yes do we really need to remind you that smoking causes cancer.
With alcohol, it is a little more tricky. While moderate alcohol is said to be beneficial for the heart and digestion and can cause a myriad of health problems like fatty liver, obesity, and so on. Therefore, the key is moderation
Cut down on processed food: Processed food has become an integral part of your stressful and busy lifestyle. But that doesn’t make it any less evil.
Processed food usually contains a huge amount of both salt and sugar, and an excess of either is not good for our body. So while it is difficult to cut down on processed food altogether, consider lowering its intake.
Exercise: We know you may be tired of hearing this time and again, but that is mainly because exercise works. Work from Home has pushed most of us into a sedentary lifestyle which is neither good for our bodies nor for our minds.
Regardless of our body weight, not exercising makes us more vulnerable to issues like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain cancers
To add to it, exercise helps us reduce inflammation. And reduced inflammation boosts our bodies' natural detoxification system. So hit that gym already.
Add Probiotics to your diet: It is no secret that our Gut Health is directly linked to our bodies' detoxification system. And a great way to maintain the health of our Gut is to have a probiotic-rich diet. Probiotics help the good bacteria in our gut produce nutrients called short-chain fatty acids that are beneficial for health
Eating foods rich in prebiotics keep our immune and detoxification systems healthy. Tomatoes, artichokes, bananas, asparagus, onions, yoghurt, garlic, and oats are great sources of probiotics if you looking for one.
So, there you go, simple ways through which you can detox at home, without following any fancy or fad diets.