If you came here expecting us to tell you which vegetables to eat to purify your gut bacteria or which juice to drink to improve your organ functions, you may be disappointed. The truth is that a lot of the hype around detoxing the body is turning out to be little more than smoke and mirrors.
Does that mean that there’s nothing at all that you can do to detox your body? No, it doesn’t. The best part is that a lot of the ways that you can improve detoxification won’t cost a dime.
In fact, these natural detox remedies are so natural that you already do them–we’re just going to tell you why doing them more can help.
Read on for natural ways to detox your body without a $40 smoothie in hand.
Take a Break from Alcohol
If you’ve looked into removing toxins already, you probably know that your liver plays a pretty important role here. You may also know that 90% of alcohol gets metabolized in that very same organ. What does that mean for everything else?
Your body is going to absorb toxins and waste and other things it wants to flush out. Overtaxing your liver with something optional like alcohol is disruptive and can, over time, cause additional problems. Avoid fat buildup or inflammation in the liver and let it do its job by taking a break from alcohol from time to time.
Drink a Lot of Water
Water plays a major role in the body’s natural detoxification system because we need to flush the toxins out–literally. Most of the toxins in our body leave by way of urine and sweat and drinking more water can make the process more efficient.
Believe it or not, women should be taking in about 11 cups of water a day while men should be taking in about 15. The good news is that you can get a lot of water from sources other than, well, water. Head to Wholisticmatters.com for guidance and inspiration that will make your water intake more flavorful and extra beneficial.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
We know you’re tired of hearing this one, but it’s true: you need to prioritize sleep if you want to prioritize wellness. When we don’t allow our bodies to rest, they can’t perform the functions they’re meant to automatically, and this includes detoxification.
Think about your body as a series of systems, rather than one moving part. You have a finite amount of energy that is distributed to maintain all of your necessary functions. Powering down for seven to nine hours each night can allow that energy to go toward the systems that do remove toxins from all over the body.
Detox Your Body Without All the Fuss
Forget the smoke and mirrors and leave the fads behind. You don’t need to detox your body because it knows how to detox itself. These tips will provide it with better tools to do so more efficiently.
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