So many toxins and toxic substances roam the world we live in, making us vulnerable to their effect. There are chemical toxins in our food, air, and even in our favorite gadgets: pesticides, mercury, and even uranium are among those that contribute to health deterioration. By detoxing our bodies, we can prevent a series of health conditions that can start with the exposure to the toxins.
We at Bright Side found 11 ways that will help you detox your body and be healthy again.
11. Drink red wine.
It may seem strange that an alcoholic drink is used to cleanse the body. Yet, there are many studies that prove how just one glass of red wine a day can improve your cholesterol level and even fight urinary tract infections.
10. Use activated charcoal.
Activated charcoal is essentially burned wood, debris, or even coconut shells. The burned substance has no oxygen and becomes very absorbent. It can literally remove most of the toxins, heavy metals, and poisons from your body. It is advised to take a pill before a meal or alcohol consumption.
9. Drink plenty of water.
Water is a natural source for “flushing away” bad substances — the more you drink, the faster toxins from your body will leave it through your urinary tract. There is a great water-based drink that can help cleanse your body — simply add 2 tbsp of organic apple vinegar to one gallon of water and shake it. Drink daily in the morning.
8. Avoid refined sugars.
Refined sugars and artificial sweeteners cause the body to block its natural metabolism and build up too much glucose in the blood. Thus creating a vicious cycle of weight gain, as well as a chance of getting diabetes and heart diseases. Swapping to organic brown sugar, maple syrup, and other healthy sweeteners will do the trick. You will notice that your body needs to get rid of sugar when your cravings for sweets begin to grow.
7. Eat organic.
Organic vegetables, fruits, and meat do not contain toxins such as pesticides or antibiotics. Going organic will improve your metabolism and help your digestive system work better on removing the unnecessary toxic elements from your body. The processed food will never provide as many nutrients as the organic. Grow your own vegetables — plant an indoor garden or buy from local farmers.