Every so often you ought to be thinking about performing a body cleanse. In this day and age, we live in a world full of toxins in the air, in products we use, and in the foods we eat. Granted, we shouldn’t have to contend with such toxins, but the reality is that we do.
Body cleansing is becoming more and more popular, as health experts assert that the health benefits of ridding the body of such waste is wonderful. Of course you will feel better after getting rid of toxicity in your body! Cleansing is not difficult and the hardest part will be disciplining yourself to do so on a regular basis.
Here are some basic tips for performing a body cleanse:
Increase your water intake. Water is super good for your body, so when you are embarking on a cleanse, increase your water intake to 10 to 12 glasses per day. This helps your body flush out waste build up and makes your cells shout happy praises because cells function at optimal level when they have plenty of water to splash around in.
Take one to three days to drink only water and healthy juice. If you don’t have a juicer, perhaps you could look into purchasing one. Freshly squeezed juices are the healthiest for your body. If you do not want to be bothered with juicing, I have had several friends perform a 9 day cleanse using various cleansing products and were super happy with their results. By taking one to three days to fast you are giving your digestive system a well-deserved rest and your body will rid itself of some toxic buildup.
Eat high fiber foods. On the days that you are not fasting, eat foods that are high in fiber. Fiber helps keep your digestive system in tip-top shape and cleanses your colon. Choose from all sorts of fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, brown rice, beans, and lentils.
Clean your liver. Eat foods that have the ability to cleanse your liver. Your liver does a good job at ridding your body of toxins, but it needs some encouragement every now and then. Eat plenty of grapefruit, lemons, garlic, avocados, and drink plenty of green tea.
- Begin a lifestyle of regular exercise, as it not only helps in sweating out some toxins, but it also helps you to stay fit and healthy. Health experts state that each person ought to engage in some form of exercise at least 3 to 4 times per week for optimal health. You don’t have to be a hardcore athlete either. Simply take a brisk walk for 30 minutes 3 to 4 times a week to take care of your exercise needs.
Eliminate caffeine. For you coffee drinkers out there, I hate to say this, but during a cleanse it is best to avoid caffeine. If you must drink coffee, be sure that it is decaffeinated or better yet, try some decaffeinated green tea. Green tea is extremely healthy for your body.
Don’t forget your mind. You can cleanse your body of toxins, but don’t forget about your mind. Take some time to sit quietly and meditate while you cleanse your body. Free your mind from clutter and negative thoughts. Meditate on positive thoughts and allow gratitude to fill your heart. Your journey to wellness includes your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
As you cleanse your body of toxins, remember that you are taking responsibility for your health. This ought to make you feel proud of yourself for taking the reins and choosing to take care of your body.