Welcome back everyone to Health and Wellness Fridays! I hope that everyone is doing well.
Today I would like to talk about the benefits of a body detox.
What is a body detox?
A body detox refers to the process of removing toxic or unhealthy substances from the body to help the body’s natural detox system function efficiently and effectively.
How does the body naturally remove toxins?
The body’s natural detox system consists of the liver, the kidney, the digestive system, the lungs and the skin. All of these organs are responsible for transporting and removing waste from the body. Heavy metals for instance are removed through our urine and sweat while solid waste are excreted in the form of faeces.
Where do the toxins come from?
You may or may not know this but we’re exposed on a daily basis to toxins. Toxins are in the air that we breathe, the water we drink and even some of the food we eat unless it is organic. Over time, such toxins may build up in the body making it increasingly difficult for the body’s natural detox system to perform at its best.
Some benefits of a body detox include:
- Increased energy levels
- Boost metabolism
- Remove free radicals
- Boost immune system
- Support digestion
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduce cancer risk
- Cleans the blood
- Support weight loss
- Promote healthier skin and hair
- Improve sleep habits
- Improve mental alertness
- Improve sex drive
- Inspire you to make better lifestyle choices
We’ve seen some of the benefits to be gained from doing a detox. There are many products on the market that claim to facilitate detoxification but all aren’t created equally as some actually add more manufactured chemicals to our bodies so be sure to read your products carefully. The good news is we can take a natural approach to detoxification with products that many of us already have at home. 🙂
Some natural foods that are great for detox include:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Green Tea
- Lemon water
- Aloe Vera Gel
Click here for some simple detox recipes you can try at home. With the many chemicals we breathe, eat and drink often sometimes beyond our control – implementing a simple detox routine would go a long way in helping our bodies continue to take care of us as we do our best to care for it. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for stopping by.