Day by day our body can be filled with toxins from different sources: food, air, chemicals, etc. Taking a week of detox is a good idea.
It is normal that, with the current pace of life, the body becomes intoxicated. We may get intoxicated from eating unhealthy foods like junk food. Or by the high consumption of substances such as caffeine, alcohol or tobacco.
But it can also poison the environment. Air pollution, the toxins present in the chemicals we use every day (from cosmetics to beauty products), and in general, the pollutants around us, which can lead to poisoning.
Therefore, it is important from time to time (at least once a year) to perform a complete detoxification of the body. It will make us feel renewed, much healthier and full of energy.
If you follow these steps for a week, you will notice how you renew yourself. If you dare to continue making them longer, you’ll see even more amazing changes.
To begin with, during this week, it completely eliminates the consumption of alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, as they prevent the healing process that we are about to begin.
Then, put these 5 steps into practice:
1. Have breakfast with water and lemon
Fruits such as oranges, lemons and limes help cleanse the body and stimulate enzymatic processes in the digestive tract.
Especially, it is a good idea to drink a glass of warm water with lemon at the beginning of each day. If you don’t dare, at least add lots of citrus fruits and their juices to your morning routine.
2. Eat plenty of fiber
Foods such as brown rice, beets, artichokes, broccoli, and others are high in fiber. Consuming them will help cleanse your stomach and detoxify your body.
3. Drink plenty of water
I’m sure you already know, but in this week of detox you shouldn’t forget it for the world: drink two liters of water every day. Having your body hydrated is essential for it to work well.
4. Eat more fruit than usual
Beyond citrus fruits, fruit in general is a perfect food for detoxifying the body. Add fruit to your breakfasts and snacks, replacing refined flours with them.
The change will be radical.
5. Incorporates infusions that take care of the liver
Coffee or alcohol are very unhealthy drinks for our liver. So, to detoxify, you have to eliminate them from your diet for a while.
Green tea, on the other hand, is a great natural medicine for a resentful liver. Try adding it to your diet to take care of and cleanse your liver.
Infusion of Dandelion!
Depurative, natural diuretic. Clean the liver and kidneys. It helps eliminate toxins. It provides a good dose of iron.
- 1 tablespoon of dandelion leaves for each cup of water (fresh or dried)
- Water, quantity needed
- Wash the dandelion leaves
- Place in a jar the desired number of cups of water and bring it to a maximum fire
- When the water starts to boil, add the dandelion leaves
- Leave on heat for 3 minutes and turn off
- Cover and let rest 5 minutes, so that the leaves settle in the background
- Strain the preparation, and if desired, add a few drops of lemon and sweeten with honey or whole-grain sugar
- It can be hot or cold
You can take this infusion 3 times a day, preferably before meals.
In addition to food, it is also important to make changes in our daily routine to detoxify the body.
6. Take a deep breath
Breathing is an automatic process, but becoming aware of it and practicing it correctly is fundamental for the body. The reason is that oxygen is essential for all processes in the body.
Deep breathing allows oxygen to reach every part of the body better, making everything work better.
7. Removes toxins from the skin
Use a natural bristle brush every day to pass it over your skin. That way, you can eliminate toxins through the pores. You can also try foot detox baths.
Spend one hour a day on the exercise you like best. It will help you eliminate toxins through sweating, and it will also make you feel more vital and energetic. If a yoga routine, even better.
9. Do hydrotherapy
A good idea is to take baths that alternate between hot and cold water. The ratio is: 5 minutes of hot water, and 30 seconds of cold water. After repeating 3 times, take shelter in bed. This technique will cleanse and activate your circulatory system.
Detoxification will not be complete if it is only of the body: for the process to be integral, the mind must be emptied. If you have experience meditating, aim to do so at least ten minutes a day during this week. If you’ve never done it before, it’s the best time to start: search the Internet for mantras or videos and find a perfect one-minute routine for you.