Do you want to live a long and healthy life? If you do then it is vital that you start to take care of your body in ways you may not have thought of before.
We are constantly exposed to chemicals and toxins in our environment, from the food we eat and the products we use. Combined with environmental pollution, fast foods, drugs, alcohol, and a sedentary lifestyle, it’s no wonder our livers end up sluggish and diseased with the inevitable result for our bodies. Sluggish liver in particular slows down your metabolism.For many, this leads to weight gain, especially for those living in harsher winter climates where physical activity is significantly reduced.
One of the best ways to kick-start your metabolism and give your health a boost is to give your body a little spring cleaning of its own and detoxify your system!
The most important step to begin detoxing your body is cutting out most refined and processed foods which contain trans-fats, sugar and additives such as artificial colors and monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Eat more raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and vegetable protein like beans, lentils and quinoa. By choosing organic foods, you can reduce your exposure to pesticides. Some readily available all natural detox-friendly foods include kale, beets, and spinach, which can be prepared in delicious salads.Also, never underestimate the power of physical exercise! Since the skin is the largest elimination organ your body has, working up a sweat is yet another great way to promote cleansing and body detoxification! And don’t forget to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.