Helpful Tips to Detox Your Body’s Natural Detoxification System
We’re nearing a new year, and you know what that means… People are soon going to start planning their New Year’s resolutions, and it’s a pretty safe bet that weight loss is going to be on that list.
Now, when it comes to losing weight as a fitness goal, there are all kinds of ways to approach it. Some people like to commit to joining a gym while others like to vow to completely cut carbs from their diet… All of those goals are great approaches to weight loss, however, those goals are typically only short-lived.
People write out weight loss goals like they’re writing a grocery list, meaning they’re writing it out as a short-term necessity. But the truth of the matter is that weight loss and maintaining your goal weight requires a lifestyle change. Of course, it will require a change in your level of physical activity and a change in your diet, but what’s really going to kick your weight loss journey into gear is detoxing.
You’ve probably heard the term detox before… In fact, you’ve probably heard it so much that it’s become a buzzword or even taboo to you, but the reality is that detoxing your body is essential to its overall functioning and processes. This can be done by detoxing yourself from toxic relationships (see here) or by physically detoxing yourself.
Your body has its own built-in detoxification system through the lungs, kidneys, liver, lymph system, and skin:
- Lungs: With every breath we take, our lungs naturally filter out CO2, and that’s the very reason why we enjoy going outside and breathing in fresh air.
- Kidneys: Kidneys are indeed one of your body’s natural filtering systems being that they remove extra water and toxins from your blood, and then turn that into urine, thus, getting rid of the toxins in your body.
- Liver: Your liver is one of your body’s natural detoxification systems, and it’s through the digestive system by way of bowel movements.
- Lymph System: The lymph system is systematic with the cardiovascular system regulating your blood and removing toxins from your body.
- Skin: Your skin is a natural detoxification system by way of sweating and secretions, ridding your body of harmful toxins.
The above are all of your body’s natural detoxification systems, but when you keep putting processed foods, sugars, refined carbs, and alcohol in your body, it makes your body work even harder to rid it of the harmful toxins. Because of that, that’s why there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enhance your body’s natural detox system to enhance its overall functioning.
Take a look at how you can enhance your body’s own natural detoxification systems through various lifestyle changes.
Simple Ways to Enhance Your Body’s Natural Detox
Drink Plenty of Water:
Yes, water is the best go-to to quench your thirst (no matter what Sprite’s slogan says), but there’s so much more to water than just that… in fact, water is quite multifaceted. Water regulates your body temperature, aids in digestion, helps your body to better absorb nutrients, lubricates your joints and tissues, and it, of course, detoxes your body.
Have you ever just intentionally just drank a lot of water? If you have, then you know shortly after drinking water, you’ll be going to the bathroom, and that includes number one and number two! That’s because water breaks down wastes in your body and releases them when you go to the bathroom, leaving more room for your body to take in more nutrients.
Go on a Juice Cleanse:
Have you ever felt “backed up” before? You probably have… Having that feeling of bloat, feeling full when you haven’t eaten anything, and constipation are all signs that you really need to go on a juice cleanse, and that will mean cutting out all those processed foods and focusing on the cleanse.
One of the biggest benefits of going on a juice cleanse is the improvement of your gut health. Gut health is so important to the overall health of our bodies that when you improve the health of your gut, you’ll start to see health improvements in other areas of your body as well, like your skin, energy levels, and definitely weight management.
So whether you’re looking for serious weight loss results, to detoxify your body, or just to jumpstart a healthy diet, going on a juice cleanse is a great start in the right direction.
Get Quality Sleep
The Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get seven to eight hours of sleep per day but that’s not a reality for lots of people due to schedule constraints sometimes. But that’s okay because despite sometimes not being able to get the amount of sleep you need all the time, the quality of sleep you get counts as well.
You may not be able to get eight hours of sleep every night but you are able to six hours of good quality, uninterrupted sleep… That’s actually just as good, if not better, than getting eight hours of sleep tossing and turning. Sleep not only allows your body to remove toxic wastes while you sleep but it also recharges and energizes your body, which is also a major contributor to a strong libido!
Detoxing your body isn’t a difficult process but it requires dedication and a strong focus on the betterment of your body.