Natural and Easy Detox Methodologies - Common Sense Stuff
Posted Sep 28 2010 10:24pm
Top 5 Ways to Detox Naturally
We are all guilty at some stage of not looking after our bodies properly, not eating the right foods, not getting any exercise, drinking too much alcohol, especially during special occasions. It doesn’t do any harm short term but over the long term it can have a detrimental effect to our health. But there are five ways in which you can help to detox your body naturally and safely.
Don’t drink Coffee or Booze
Because Coffee contains a large amount of Caffeine, it is not believed to be the healthiest beverage on the planet. People who consume too much Coffee on a regular basis can end up with heart palpitations, the jitters, insomnia, dehydration and withdrawal symptoms as your body becomes addicted to the Caffeine, which although legal and considered safe is still a drug. Booze or alcohol, with the exception of Red wine has no benefits to health whatsoever. Not only can it cause liver failure in worst case scenario but also people who drink heavily on a regular basis may suffer yellowing of the eyes, puffy skin, brittle nails, thinning hair and more serious issues such as throat and mouth cancer.
Don’t eat processed foods and meats
Processed foods and meats contain a lot of trans fats, the worst kind of fats because they increase the ‘bad cholesterol’ levels in our blood. Once bad cholesterol gets accumulated in our bodies it can lead to clogging and thickening of the arteries. This leads to an obstructed blood flow and can affect our blood pressure. If this is not rectified, in time the artery which carries blood to the heart can become blocked which can lead to heart attack or heart failure. A lot of processed foods, meats and convenience meals contain a harmful amount of sodium. Our bodies do need some sodium but as we are capable of producing our own, too much additional sodium can lead to high blood pressure.
Do break a sweat
Getting regular physical exercise is a must. One of the biggest benefits of exercise is the reduction of body fat and keeping your heart healthy, but exercise is also perfect for detoxifying your whole body. It contributes to increased blood and lymph circulation. Your blood and lymphatic fluids distribute essential nutrients to cells and help to remove metabolic waste. Increased circulation is another benefit to exercise and will improve the health of your cells. As mentioned earlier about body fat, because exercise helps to shed fatty tissues the toxins contained in the fat are eradicated so reducing the amount of fat that is stored in your body.
Yoga is an excellent form of detoxification exercise. Because you are stretching and compressing more or less every part of the body, the waste removal departments of the body function at their peak. It helps to facilitate the removal of harmful waste by-products such as carbon dioxide, lactic acid and lymphatic fluid from the deep tissues and extremities of the body. Yoga also provides a mental detox as it is very calming; a build up of stress in our everyday lives can create illness and a calmer state of mind means a healthy body.
If the idea of the above does not appeal, there is another alternative. For a more simplistic approach to detox naturally you can dabble with detoxifying pills and the one you should be experimenting with is Ultimate Maqui Berry.
It is a powerful, totally natural and pure supplement utilizing the potent superfood Maqui Berry that originates from Chile. Taking just one supplement a day can provide you with essential antioxidants your body needs for an ultimate detox, it helps slow down the process of ageing, significantly improves skin, hair and nails, suppresses your appetite and help you lose weight and more! All this thanks to a little berry.