Even when we feel like we’re doing all of the ‘right things’, many of us feel tired and sluggish regardless of how much sleep, food, and rest we seem to get. The human body has an incredible capacity to heal itself. Doing a detox is a great way to hit the reset button on your body. A natural detox can help you regain optimal health and wellbeing by increasing your energy levels, balancing your hormones, preventing diseases and ridding the body of accumulated toxins and harmful chemicals.
When we think about detoxing, we tend to focus on eliminating ‘bad’ products (sugar, alcohol, processed foods etc) from our diet, but successful detoxing also involves adding some everyday ingredients to your diet to promote the detoxification process and support it along the way!
Drinking warm water and lemon first thing in the morning is a well-known detoxifier. Lemon water can aid with the detoxification of the liver by helping it to produce bile to flush out toxins, thus improving digestion.
Greens are a natural detoxifier and are an effective way to remove heavy metals and pollutants from the body. Chlorophyll, which is usually the element that makes plants green, absorbs energy from the sun and facilitates the process of photosynthesis in plants. It delivers magnesium and stimulates red blood cells to improve oxygen supply. Chlorophyll is best consumed from raw greens such as kale, spinach and parsley or can be taken as a supplement.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw apple cider vinegar contains numerous vitamins, minerals and potassium, which assist your body in cleansing and healing process. It’s another great way to kick-start your digestion and get your liver working. Just add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to half a cup of warm water. Drink it in the morning when you wake up.
Epsom salt baths are a popular way to detox. Comprising oxygen, magnesium and sulphur, Epsom salts are a powerful natural detoxifier which can help flush heavy metals and unwanted toxins from your body. Spend at least 20 minutes soaking to allow the minerals to soak into your body so the toxins can be released.
Activated charcoal has the powerful ability to absorb toxins, bacteria, unwanted chemicals and poisons from the body. The process of activating charcoal helps its ability to draw out toxins. Read more about active charcoal and it’s benefits.