If you have been feeling extremely tired, have been catching colds, getting sick more often or have been suffering from cloudy or muddled thinking lately, it might simply be time to detoxify and clean out your system a little.
Due to a busy lifestyle, you might not be taking as good of care of yourself as you should be. Skipping meals, eating fast food on the run, lack of exercise and lack of sleep will eventually take a toll on your body which could then result in those symptoms mentioned above.
Here are some things to do to help you cleanse your body naturally and get it back in peak physical condition.
Drinking water is one of the fastest and easiest ways to help clean out your system naturally. Drink as much water as you can as often as you can. A good way to do this is to keep a bottle on your desk, by your nightstand, in your car, or anywhere else you might see it and be reminded to drink it. The simple fact is, if you wait until you are thirsty it means it is already too late and your body is already considered dehydrated.
Not only will you feel better with the more water that you drink, but you will look better as well. Drinking water can even help you to lose weight naturally. If you drink a full glass within 15 minutes before eating a meal, the water will help you feel fuller more quickly, causing you to eat less.
Do your best to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of clean, filtered water a day.
Exercise and/or Do Aerobics.
Exercise, particularly aerobics, can work wonders for naturally cleansing your body of toxins. The deeper breathing helps to clear out your lungs, sinuses, nose and bronchial tubes, and sweating that usually results from such exercise helps rid your body of toxins through your skin.
Take a Fiber Supplement.
Increasing the fiber in your diet is another great way to help naturally clean out your system. More fiber in your diet will also help relieve bloating, constipation and feeling sluggish.
Eliminate Certain Foods.
Eliminating certain foods, if even only temporarily, can make an amazing difference in how you much lighter and energetic you will feel. Attempt to eliminate or at least greatly reduce the following types of foods:
Chocolate or Cocoa
Juices (if they are not raw or fresh)
Processed meats such as bacon, sausage, cold cuts,
Beef and Veal
Add Body Cleansing Foods To Your Diet:
Just as there are foods you should reduce, there are others that contain natural antioxidants that will help your body cleanse itself naturally. Some of the food you should consider adding more of to your diet include:
Skinless chicken or turkey breast
Egg Whites (excellent source of protein)
White fish such as flounder or cod
Sardines or mackerel
Steamed brown or wild rice
Green leafy vegetables
Certain spices such as garlic, cinnamon and ginger
Drink Green Tea
Drinking a couple of cups of decaffeinated green tea is another awesome way to help detoxify your body naturally. It contains antioxidants that have been known to prevent various types of cancer, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and even help fight off tooth decay. (It's also a wonderful aid to weight loss). Even if you decide to reintroduce some of the eliminated foods back into your diet, you should make green tea a permanent staple in your diet for its incredible health benefits.
Tips & Warnings
- Avoid Fasting Severe fasting is never a good idea. In many cases it can cause more harm than good. If you follow the steps above, you can rest assured your body will cleanse itself naturally in the easiest and healthiest way possible and you will feel lighter, more energetic and healthier in no time.
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