Detox your body after the summer
Have you indulged excessively this summer? We will teach you how to detoxify your body from the food and drink you've enjoyed in summer. Don’t miss out!
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Flush toxins from the body. Surely, on more than one occasion, you have heard this expression. And our body has its own systems to carry out detoxification; a natural process that our body performs to ensure its proper functioning. The liver, kidneys or skin are proof of this.
However, there are aspects of our daily lives, such as age, lack of rest, an unbalanced diet or stress, which can affect our ability to cleanse the body. Not surprisingly, if we are missing key nutrients or there is an overload of toxins, the body may find it more difficult to perform this process properly.
Purifying the body through healthy habits and practices that we can incorporate into our daily lives will help us keep our organs healthy, especially now, as we begin September and leave behind the parenthesis of the holidays. In addition, purifying it will help reduce the possibility of suffering from problems such as obesity, diabetes or asthma, among others.
Tips to detoxify the body in a healthy way
To eliminate toxins from the body, we can follow the following tips:
- Review our diet. You should reduce the amount of sweets and processed foods, as well as the consumption of salt, coffee or alcohol and, instead, introduce more antioxidants such as fruit and vegetables, which help reduce the harmful effects of toxins. Blueberries or nuts, for example, are rich in antioxidants. Eating foods high in vitamin B, which help our liver, and consuming an adequate amount of fibre, can also be a good option.
- Eat fresh, healthy, naturally sourced foods and opt for whole grains instead of refined flours. Millet, quinoa, buckwheat or oats can become your best allies.
- Avoid heating and storing food in plastic containers. Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in coating with these characteristics and can leak and even end up inside our food when we reheat it. Using glass containers to heat food is undoubtedly the recommended choice.
- Exercise regularly. Regular sweating helps to cleanse the body of toxins. In addition, it also helps reduce stress and reduce inflammation in the body.
- Take care of hydration. Drinking enough water every day is very important. If you have difficulty drinking enough water, you can always add a few slices of lemon, ginger or turmeric to make the drink more appealing. Also, take care of your skin. You can dry brush it after bathing to remove the layer of dead cells and reactivate blood flow, an action that stimulates the lymphatic system.
- Pay attention to your mental health. Devote some time to yourself: do activities that you like and that attract your attention, dance, listen to music, play an instrument, paint, do crafts, meditate, write, eat a dessert that you have prepared yourself... Periods of enjoyment are absolutely necessary.
- Get enough sleep. Getting restful sleep every day is a simple way to stay healthy. So, do your best to get about seven hours of sleep a day.
Can the body be detoxified in three days?
Although the body can be detoxified in three days, it is worth remembering that a healthy lifestyle will help us in the long term, and that it will require perseverance on our part. Therefore, practising a detox diet for only three days is not a miraculous solution, but a way to start and then consolidate a more conscious way of caring for our bodies.
In any case, you can follow some guidelines to detoxify the body in three days, such as eating more fruits and vegetables; preparing light dishes (such as broths, soups or salads); using wholemeal instead of refined flours; choosing to steam, bake or grill; reducing sugar consumption; improving daily hydration or replacing snacks with nuts (alone or with plain yogurt).
Detoxifying the liver from alcohol, on the other hand, is another issue that usually causes concern and arises at some point, such as after a celebration or at similar events. To cleanse the liver of alcohol and flush toxins, drink plenty of water (to combat dehydration of the body) and consume cleansing foods such as carrots, avocados, berries, garlic or lemon. In this line, green tea is also a good option, since, thanks to its catechin content, it helps to cleanse the liver and promotes its proper functioning.