Do you know what is the reason behind most diseases you suffer? It is the accumulation of toxins inside your body. These toxins affect the normal functioning of the body and cause various diseases and disorders. Therefore, everyone must detoxify their bodies regularly.
When we talk about detoxification, there are so many options available in the world now. You can opt for many long-term detox programs that will help remove these harmful toxins from the body and improve the functioning of the body and mind. But, what is the benefit of these programs if, after the said period, you start accumulating toxins again?
Hence, we at Addlife strongly promote detoxifying your body every day. Just a few minor dietary and lifestyle changes are enough to do the magic!
Now, before we see how we can detox our bodies every day, let us have a look at our detox goals. The main aim of any detox diet or process is to increase the efficiency of the four steps of nutrition, namely Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption and Egestion. If these processes occur smoothly in your body, you will not have to worry about toxin accumulation.
Hence, all the tips, detox foods and detox diets are usually given to improve these processes.
Every morning, on an empty stomach, drink lukewarm water with 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice. It will help flush out all the harmful toxins, improve digestion and boost metabolism in the body.
Instead of drinking caffeinated drinks, start drinking herbal teas. It will help cleanse the digestive system, boost metabolism and bless you with the powers of herbs. Liquorice-cinnamon tea and CCF (cumin, coriander, fennel) tea are some of the best herbal teas to detox your body.
If you ask us, what is the best natural remedy for detoxification, we would always say water. Water is the best detoxifying agent that helps produce saliva, improve perspiration and remove all the waste from the body. Therefore, we recommend drinking 8-10 glasses or 2 litres of water every day.
Do you know that your body also removes toxins naturally? Yes, your body is designed to detox itself automatically during nights when you sleep. Therefore, get a good quality of sleep for 6-8 hours every day.
Maintaining good gut health is quintessential to detoxifying your body. Probiotics help alleviate digestive problems, cleanse the digestive tract and boost your overall gut health. Some of the best sources of probiotics include buttermilk, homemade pickles, stewed apples and sauerkraut. If suited to your body, you can also add curd to your diet.
Antioxidants prevent free radical damage, reduce oxidative stress and promote natural detoxification. Therefore, include antioxidant-rich foods, such as Karonda, Amrakh, Shahtoot, Amla, water chestnuts etc. Foods with coloured pigments are also known to contain high levels of antioxidants, such as Rashbari, pomegranate, black grapes, Jamun, etc. However, always make sure that you eat foods according to the season.
Isabgol or psyllium husk is a dietary fibre that helps to regularise bowel movements and promote digestion. As we know that digestion is the key to effective detox, Isabgol proves to be highly effective in eliminating toxins.
Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, Bathua, Methi, Nari ka Saag, etc., help improve your body’s natural detoxification process. Eating them thrice a week at lunch aids in eliminating toxins smoothly from the body.
Good fats, such as ghee, castor oil, coconut oil, sesame oil etc., are essential to improve the process of waste elimination in the body. Therefore, do not hesitate to add a generous amount of good fats to your diet. Seeds and coconut flakes are also rich in good fats and therefore, may be included in the diet.
Fasting is not a new concept in India. Known for boosting metabolism and removing toxins, fasting has been promoted by our ancestors since time immemorial.
However, when it comes to fasting, it is imperative to make sure that the nutritional quotient of the food does not reduce. Therefore, it is advised that you consult a dietitian so they can devise a perfect fasting diet plan for you. By and large, you must avoid alcohol, eggs, meat and wheat products while sensibly consuming salt and sugar. Herbal teas and fresh seasonal fruits should also be included to detox your body and improve your overall well being.
Detox is the key to staying healthy and keeping diseases at bay. Do not worry about going for long detox programs, and start removing toxins from your body every day with these simple diet tips!