Controversial topic ahead!
A lot of people LOVE the idea of “doing” a detox.
But, what if instead of talking about detoxing the body … we talk about detoxing what we put in, on, and around our bodies?
(NOTE: This is also known as living a healthy lifestyle!)
The fact is, your body already has an AMAZING built-in system to get rid of waste and toxins. It includes your liver, kidneys, skin, lungs, and large intestine.
But unfortunately, our modern lifestyles and habits tend to make it harder for our organs to do their jobs.
The good news is that you can help turn that around by cutting back on the overload your “detox” system has to deal with.
Bonus: This approach helps YOU reach your goals faster, and feel better, too.
7 Ways to Boost your Body’s Detox System:
Limit alcohol. Too much alcohol can make it harder for your liver to do its normal jobs – one of which is helping your body get rid of toxins. (Experts recommend limiting alcohol to 1 drink a day for women and 2 for men.)
Get enough sleep. During the day, waste builds up in your brain. Then, at night when you’re sleeping, it’s swept away. Not enough sleep = waste buildup.
Drink enough water. Water performs lots of functions in your body, including helping your body’s detox system remove waste products from your blood.
Avoid sugary & processed foods. Eating high-calorie foods low in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients is linked to chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes. This can hurt your organs (like kidneys & liver) that help your body’s detox system.
Don’t eat too much salt. Among other things, it can lead to your body retaining water (related to #3 above).
Be active. Exercise and regular activity lowers inflammation in your body and helps boost your body’s ability to detox.
Choose your self-care and home cleaning products carefully. Using natural products on your body and in your home can drastically cut your exposure to chemicals.
When you support your body with a healthy lifestyle that works with your schedule and your goals, you don’t need a quick fix!
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