Our bodies can easily become a hub of toxins due to the exposure to the environment either through water (chemicals like fluoride), food (pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, GMOs e.t.c), air (pollution, chemical trails, and other toxins), and other drugs.
True healing comes through the detoxification of both the body and the mind. In the process of detoxification, two methods come to mind, detoxification of the body to become sober, and detoxification of the body to live a much fuller life free from radical chemicals. But what difference exists between these two processes?
For alcohol detox, there are two types of detox, outpatient and inpatient. For the outpatient detox, the patient is treated through a program without admission to the treatment facility like Harris House. This process is safe for mild withdrawal symptoms. For inpatient detox, the patient is admitted to the treatment facility for around-the-clock supervision and care.
For natural body detoxification, there are different ways in which you can flush out the toxins from the body. Today, we shall look at several ways you can use to detox your body naturally. To help you through this process, you need to take foods that have anti-inflammatory antioxidants and compounds, fiber, water, and potassium. You will also need to take foods that are low in sodium and calories.
Before we get to these amazing foods, we recommend you to do these things first:
Cut down your sugar intake and artificial sweeteners for an entire week
The goal you need to have is to reset your taste buds. When you limit the sweet flavors, you will reset your taste buds as they reduce their sweetness perception. Avoid taking sugary snacks, treats, and drinks. Instead, eat fruits, and you will enjoy how the transition is. The trick is that when you get back to sugary foods, you will need less of the sweet flavor to feel satisfied. But if you want to take sugar, go for sweet natural sources that have no added sugar.
Cut down on your alcohol intake
A glass of wine is considered healthy, but when you are under a detox, it is recommended that you stay away from it. Wine does not provide nutrients but it adds calories to our bodies. But through the detox period, you will be restoring the liver.
Do not starve
Diets that backfire easily are the ones that have either 1,000 calories or less. These diets are not sustainable; they do not offer protein or nutrients to help you have lean muscle. Additionally, they are too restrictive that it is tough to keep up with them. When you switch to your regular eating habits, you will have lost muscle, and gaining weight will be inevitable.
Let us look at 5 way we can detox our bodies.
Take water and foods that are rich in potassium and low in sodium
If you want to restore the normal fluid balance of your body, this is the right combo that will flush out puffiness and bloating. But why is the combo great? Potassium works to counterbalance sodium and fluids help to flush the system. Take leafy green vegetables and fruits for this.
Take foods that are rich with fiber and low in calories
To have a regular metabolic system, you need to take fiber as it prevents constipation. Once nutrients are extracted from food, fiber comes to lay to help rinse out toxins and waster from your colon, giving you a flat stomach. To get fiber, eat fruits, vegetables, and high-carb foods like quinoa, oatmeal, and beans.
Eat foods that have anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants
Thes types of foods help to prevent damage and inflammation caused by toxin-infused foods and drinks. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant foods help to neutralize toxins and revitalize cells. Go for brightly colored vegetables. Eat more vegetables as they have more potassium and fiber.
Eat vegetables that have powerful detox capabilities
Eat vegetables like kale, bok choy, fennel and beets to detoxify. These types of vegetables are some of the foods that take part in both phases of detoxifying the liver.
Sweating is the best way to help your body to get rid of the toxins in your body. Set a goal for you to sweat on a daily basis because it is also another way of eliminating excess salt and metabolized products from your body.