For many of us, detoxing is limited to once or twice a year in the form of a monthly juice cleanse – with the aim of losing a few pounds and removing a whole host of impurities from our bodies.
Yet while one-off detoxing is very popular, there are easier and cheaper ways to go about cleansing your body of toxins. One way is to incorporate little detoxing tips into your life all year round.
See below for our quick guide to simple detoxing 365 days a year:
Drink lots of water
Keeping your body hydrated is vital for clearing out toxins, and so aiming for eight glasses of water a day is a good start to natural detoxing. You may also want to consider a few cups of green tea which is high in anti-oxidants and helps to boost immunity.
Reduce toxin intake
Tiredness and bloating are often linked to high levels of toxins that you are unknowingly feeding your body every day. Alcohol and foods high in refined sugars and saturated fats are the biggest culprits, so aim to cut down on these to help keep your blood clear of impurities.
Eating plenty of fibre is a great way to detox your body. Natural fibre – found in fresh fruit, vegetables, oats and wholegrain foods – keeps your digestion flowing smoothly and ensures toxins are flushed out on a regular basis.
Opt for organic
It is generally thought that organic foods can help with detoxification because they contain more nutrients and vitamins than regular foods. They are also devoid of chemicals and synthetic ingredients which means less toxins are entering your body in the first place.
Use a sauna
Sweating draws out toxins from your body, so why not book yourself in for a sauna session to maximise your toxin elimination? Sitting in a sauna helps to expand your blood vessels and allows for blood to be pumped more freely around the body. This improves circulation of both nutrients and waste.