Over the past decade, ‘detox’ has become a popular buzzword in the world of health and wellness. Typically, it’s associated with a variety of specialized diets or designer products that are marketed under the narrative of being able to rid your body of toxins and unhealthy chemical buildup.
What these marketing campaigns never tell you is that our bodies are well-equipped to deal with toxins on their own, as long as we take care of them.
Here are four different ways to help enhance your body’s detoxing capacities.
Inarguably, one of the best ways to reset your body’s ability to battle toxins is by achieving a good night’s rest. Adequate and quality sleep provides our bodies with the uninterrupted space and time that they need to boost their natural detoxification systems. Conversely, sleep deprivation hinders those processes and therefore allows toxins to build up and threaten vital physiological systems.
Flush Your Body with Water
Water is far more than just a liquid to quench your thirst. It helps the body regulate temperature, absorb nutrients, and lubricate its joints. Water also flushes the body of toxins and waste products that build up when cells break down nutrients into energy by removing them through sweat, urine, and breathing.
Most physicians recommend at least 64 ounces of water a day, though a proper detox can often require double that amount. Overall, you may need more or less depending on your diet, where you live, your activity level, and any underlying health conditions you may have.
Whatever your capabilities, daily exercise is critical for promoting a strong immune and bodily detoxification system. Exercise can help reduce inflammation, which fortifies the body to respond to exposure to toxins. In addition, it kickstarts the body’s natural detox system by flushing out the lungs, expelling toxins through sweat, and cleansing skin. Exercise also stimulates blood flow and increases circulation of white blood cells throughout the body.
Avoid Sugar, Alcohol, and Processed Foods
Diets high in sugar, alcohol, and various processed foods are known to cause extreme disruptions in the body’s ability to detox and have been linked to obesity and other chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes that further hinder natural detoxification systems.
A Science-Based Detoxification Program with a Trained Professional.
A detoxification program provides the ideal nutritional foundation for those in need of metabolic clearing, while also supporting hepatic function, energy production, and intestinal balance. These programs include easily digested, certified organic pea protein or collagen protein, medium chain triglycerides, added fiber, and an extensive array of antioxidants. These powerful combinations of micronutrients, fiber, fruit, and vegetable extracts support a safe and effective detoxification process.
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