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8 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body

Toni-Ann DiSantis

8 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body  via shape.com

No fad retreats or spas. These easy ways to recuperate will help you feel healthier than ever!

Cut Your Sugar Intake

A seasonal detox is an effective way to clear your body of toxins, which will also speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health. Start by decreasing the amount of sugar you consume.  And that includes honey, molasses, and artificial sweeteners. If you eat more sugar, you ask your body for more insulin, straining your pancreas and wearing yourself out. In the long term, this kind of habit can cause you to become chronically fatigued, diabetic, develop cancer, and pack on excess weight.

 

Start with Water

Drink a tall glass of water with juice from half of a lemon in the morning. Lemon helps re-hydrate the system and promotes digestion, which will help the flow of waste out of your body.

Move Your Body

Regular exercise encourages circulation in the blood and lymph system. Doing so will also enhance digestion, reduce tension, lubricate joints, and strengthen your body. It's a proven fact.  People who exercise regularly have far fewer total toxins in their systems.

Drink a Lot of Tea

Not only is tea full of antioxidants, it hydrates you (especially if it's herbal) and fills you up.  This means you will be less likely to overeat or eat the wrong things!  Keep in mind, the caffeine in tea is different than the caffeine in coffee—it's gentler on your system. It'll also give you a pick-me-up minus the jitters.

Eat Organic

A colorful variety of fruits and veggies should be the main focus of your diet, along with whole grains, beans and legumes, and small amounts of nuts and seeds.  You should eat whole plant foods because processed foods lack the nutrients your body needs. Dark green vegetables, for instance, are full of micronutrients and are very low in calories, so you can eat a lot of them.

 

Combat Environmental Pollutants

Don't forget that pollution and allergens are all around you. They're in the air and can trigger allergy symptoms (such as yucky, puffy, red eyes).  Flush your nasal passages regularly with a Neti Pot.  Doing so eliminate the side effects of air pollutants and lead to better breathing naturally. If you use the Neti Pot before bed, even better—it will enhance your sleep.

Sweat It Out in a Sauna

Forbes Riley, creator of fitness product SpinGym who you may also remember co-hosting Jack LaLanne's juicer infomercial, is a big fan of detoxing. It's how she lost her pregnancy weight gain at the age of 42 after giving birth to twins. She suggests you use a sauna regularly.“There's nothing more detoxing than sweating it out,” she says.

 

 8 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body shape.com

No fad retreats or spas. These easy ways to recuperate will help you feel healthier than ever!

Cut Your Sugar Intake

A seasonal detox is an effective way to clear your body of toxins, which will also speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health. Start by decreasing the amount of sugar you consume.  And that includes honey, molasses, and artificial sweeteners. If you eat more sugar, you ask your body for more insulin, straining your pancreas and wearing yourself out. In the long term, this kind of habit can cause you to become chronically fatigued, diabetic, develop cancer, and pack on excess weight.

 

Start with Water

Drink a tall glass of water with juice from half of a lemon in the morning. Lemon helps re-hydrate the system and promotes digestion, which will help the flow of waste out of your body.

Move Your Body

Regular exercise encourages circulation in the blood and lymph system. Doing so will also enhance digestion, reduce tension, lubricate joints, and strengthen your body. It's a proven fact.  People who exercise regularly have far fewer total toxins in their systems.

Drink a Lot of Tea

Not only is tea full of antioxidants, it hydrates you (especially if it's herbal) and fills you up.  This means you will be less likely to overeat or eat the wrong things!  Keep in mind, the caffeine in tea is different than the caffeine in coffee—it's gentler on your system. It'll also give you a pick-me-up minus the jitters.

Eat Organic

A colorful variety of fruits and veggies should be the main focus of your diet, along with whole grains, beans and legumes, and small amounts of nuts and seeds.  You should eat whole plant foods because processed foods lack the nutrients your body needs. Dark green vegetables, for instance, are full of micronutrients and are very low in calories, so you can eat a lot of them.

 

Combat Environmental Pollutants

Don't forget that pollution and allergens are all around you. They're in the air and can trigger allergy symptoms (such as yucky, puffy, red eyes).  Flush your nasal passages regularly with a Neti Pot.  Doing so eliminate the side effects of air pollutants and lead to better breathing naturally. If you use the Neti Pot before bed, even better—it will enhance your sleep.

Sweat It Out in a Sauna

Forbes Riley, creator of fitness product SpinGym who you may also remember co-hosting Jack LaLanne's juicer infomercial, is a big fan of detoxing. It's how she lost her pregnancy weight gain at the age of 42 after giving birth to twins. She suggests you use a sauna regularly.“There's nothing more detoxing than sweating it out,” she says.

 

Exfoliate

Skin brushing and oil massages will help exfoliate the toxins from your skin and refresh circulation.

Exfoliate

Skin brushing and oil massages will help exfoliate the toxins from your skin and refresh circulation.