Different ways to full body detox
Detoxification is a popular trend and it means going for a specific diet or using certain products that are supposed to rid your body of toxins and thereby aid in weight loss and improve health. If you’re healthy, your body is well equipped to get rid of all toxins and don’t need any special diets or products. But there are a few ways to detox and enhance your body’s capability to detox on its own.
Drinking more water helps the body to effectively eliminate wastes generated by the body’s processes such as digestion and respiration. Urination, breathing and sweating which needs water, removes toxic substances such as carbon dioxide and urea from the body. The adequate water intake is 3.7 liters for men and 2.7 liters for women. Adequate and sound sleep every night is also necessary to improve the body’s health and detoxification system. It helps the brain to recharge and reorganize itself and get rid of toxic byproducts which may have accumulated in the body. Sleep deprivation is also linked to long term health problems such as stress, high blood pressure and heart disease. Prebiotics are linked to a healthy gut and increasing the activity and number of good bacteria in the gut which in turn aids in effective detoxification and excretion of toxic substances. So, prebiotic rich foods can also help in detox.
Consuming more of antioxidant rich foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables like berries, papaya, citrus etc are shown to protect your body’s cells against damage caused by highly reactive molecules called free radicals. Antioxidants help your body fight against oxidative stress caused by excess free radicals in the body and help reduce disease risk. Regular exercise reduces the risk of many lifestyle associated diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and certain diseases. It also reduces inflammation caused by infections and wounds and helps the body’s system including the detoxification system work properly. Excess alcohol intake is shown to cause a lot of problems for your liver such as inflammation, scarring and fat buildup which can hamper the liver’s detoxification capabilities. Low to moderate alcohol intake is not too harmful but it should not be consumed in excess and limiting it is good for your body. High intake of sugar, salt and processed foods is linked to various diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This can hamper your organs ability to detoxify on its own and negatively impact your health. Salt also causes water retention and can reduce the excretion of various toxic substances from the body.