Quickest Way to Flush Your Body Clean of Toxins
On any given day, you may be exposed to any number of the 80,000-plus industrial chemicals in use today. Another 1,000 chemicals or so are introduced every year, according to Brenda Watson, a certified nutritional consultant and author of “The Detox Strategy.” These toxic substances lurk everywhere—in the air, water, household cleaners, perfumes, food and children’s toys. While the process of detox has its critics, natural health professionals extol its benefits for helping your body to expel toxins.
You need to reduce the amount of toxins that get into your body every day. Its pretty worthless if your do a detox while your still taking in all the toxins, explains Peter Bennett, which is a naturopathic doctor and the author of “The Purification Plan.” By changing to an organic diet and avoid using products that contain toxins like household cleaners, inorganic cosmetics and perfumes, try to avoid cigarette smoke or any other airborne chemicals.
Eat about 30 to 40 grams of fiber daily. As Ann Louise Gittleman puts it in her book “The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet,” “The colon is the garbage dump in your system, but fiber acts as a garbage truck hauling away the toxic waste.” Organic vegetables, fruits and whole grains are good sources.
Just by drinking cranberry and orange juice daily will help you eliminate any toxins in the body. Both of these juices have high amounts of antioxidants that will fight free radicals. Cranberry juice enables the liver which will break down fat more efficiently and has a main ingredient arbutin, which acts as a diuretic and flushes out toxins according to Gittleman.
Drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of purified water each day to increase kidney activity and speed up the removal of toxins. Water will also prevent constipation from your increased fiber intake.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. When you don’t exercise, the lymphatic system—which keeps your immune system working at peak condition—becomes stagnant, causing waste to spill over into your body, Bennett explains. Exercise also increases sweating, which also effectively removes toxins.
Treat yourself with a full body rub of an organic sea salt scrub. According to Bennett, salts have detoxifying qualities and increase perspiration. They will also exfoliate the skin and remove any dead skin cells or dirt that clogging your pores.
• Dietary fiber
• Cranberry juice
• Orange juice
• Purified water
• Sea salt scrub
• Air purifier