5 Natural Ways to Detox
No better reason to change up your health regimen than a change in season. Here are 5 easy ways anyone can detox their body and get ready for spring and summer. These simple little things will have you feeling amazing from the inside, out.
1. Drink more water.
If you increase your water intake, even if you are already getting the recommended 8 glasses a day, you can really help your body detox itself naturally. When you drink more water you’ll definitely feel AND see a difference.
Proper water intake can help you get clear skin, more effective circulation, help your organs, and get your digestive system in check.
2. Get more fiber & probiotics in your diet.
You’ve probably heard someone suggesting more fiber in your diet, but you may not know that fiber, along with helping weight loss, can also be an essential way of cleansing the body. Our bodies, specifically the digestive tract, tends to hold onto toxins and waste from things we eat over time. When you hold onto these toxins you may feel bloated, tired, or just weighed down.
When you introduce a little bit of fiber into your diet it can help get your body, specifically your digestive tract, well...on track. There are some great fiber supplements out there, but you can also get fiber naturally through fruits, vegetables, and grains.
If you’re trying to cleanse you can also try a probiotic. Probiotics help you naturally eliminate bad bacteria in your body. Probiotics are a great way to help you regulate and eliminate bad bacteria built up in your intestines. You can find varying foods that work as probiotics right in your grocery store.
3. Sleep more.
Getting enough, if not more, sleep is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. It’s the easiest way to give yourself some natural energy. When you don’t get enough sleep you risk weight gain and a compromised immune system.
Sleep is important not only to give your body a chance to rest and recoup, but also to help you keep bad substances out. Sleep is a very important way your body rebuilds and prepares itself for the activities you have ahead of you.
4. Try a simple swap.
Try water instead of soda or green tea instead of coffee. A little caffeine is totally fine, but you want to be careful about how much you are taking in on a regular basis. Green tea offers a ton of important antioxidants that the body needs and gives a slight caffeine boost.
You can also try substituting some of your snacks. Think celery instead of potato chips, or peanut butter and banana instead of peanut butter cookie.
5. Sweat it out.
Exercise is one of the most efficient ways to naturally cleanse the body. When you exercise you are clearly helping your body get healthy, but did you know exercise truly helps you get rid of toxins built up in the body? Exercise can also help you relieve any stress your body is holding onto.
Get your sweat on, so you can get those toxins out. It’s an easy way to incorporate a little cleanse into your weekly routine. You’ll look and feel good after you exercise.
What ways do you detox? Let us know in the comments below!