Perhaps the biggest misconception surrounding detoxification is believing you only need to engage in a detox program periodically to sustain full body health. Although many alternative medicine practitioners suggest seasonal detox programs, the most effective way to cultivate a healthy mind and body is through daily detoxification actions.
Fresh organic green smoothie with spinach, cucumber, parsley, celery and lemon
However, this is where many who strive for whole body health become confused. The most effective detox programs aren’t those you perform for a finite amount of time. Rather, it’s an entire lifestyle change. Before delving into specific detox smoothie recipes, it’s imperative to understand how altering your everyday actions influences your body’s natural ability to capture and eliminate toxins.
Tip #1 | Eat Organic
Fresh organic fruits
An unfortunate truth regarding our current dietary industry is the proliferation of harmful chemicals found in almost all commercially grown fruits, vegetables and meats (this doesn’t include the vast array of synthetic chemicals found in processed foods). Therefore, one of the most effective ways to keep toxin accumulation under control while simultaneously supporting the natural release of toxins is by eating wholly organic foods. Check out your local farmer’s market for the best prices on locally grown organic produce and proteins.
Tip #2 | Avoid Processed Foods
Stemming from the first tip, the most effective way to keep your body healthy is by eating whole foods, which is to literally avoid any processed foods. If the food comes in a package, avoid it. While this is much easier said than done, if you’re serious about cultivating and sustaining a healthy body, then you must actively work to eliminate the consumption of toxins found in dangerous quantities within most processed foods.
Tip #3 | Sustain Adequate Hydration
Glass of water
You may be tired of being told to drink your eight glasses of water per day, but this simple tip is among the most powerful when it comes to sustaining a body free from harmful toxin accumulation. Not only does drinking ample water keep your body functioning in an efficient manner, but sustaining adequate body hydration helps control your appetite and promotes overall weight loss.
Tip #4 | Sleep Your Way To Health
A lack of sleep negatively effects nearly every system within your body. When you don’t achieve the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night, your body is unable to function properly, which includes the elimination of toxins. Make getting ample sleep a priority in your life, and you’ll soon begin experiencing the positive health benefits.
Tip #5 | Avoid Chemical Cleaners
Many are surprised to discover that the cleaning products they use throughout the day actually introduces a myriad of harmful toxins into their body. Although all-natural cleaning products can be slightly more expensive than their synthetic chemical counterparts, the benefits far outweigh the cost. Looking to save money while still using all-natural cleaners and hygiene products? There are many homemade recipes that utilize cost-effective (and commonly found) ingredients.
Tip #6 | Physical Activity
Girl running with her dog
Exercise is not only important to help prevent harmful fat accumulation, but the actions within physical activity promote the release of toxins through the various elimination channels. In fact, the simple act of jumping on a trampoline for 10 to 15 minutes each day supports the elimination of toxins through your lymphatic system, which is among the most important systems when it comes to eliminating toxins from your body.