For most of us, our lives are completely littered with toxins, from the polluted air we breathe indoors and out, the chemicals we use to clean with, from the food we eat and in some cases from the water we drink; toxins from our environment are simply unavoidable.
Luckily, there are some very simple detoxification methods that we can incorporate into our daily lives to assist our bodies with flushing out these toxins. To detox simply means to abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.
You can quite easily cut down your exposure to unwanted toxins by choosing more natural plant based and homemade personal care products, (check out this list for The Top Five Homemade Personal Care Products) biodegradable natural household cleaners, choosing organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible, drinking spring or purified water etc. Here are the top 5 simple detox tips that you can easily incorporate into your daily life.
1. Lemon Water
Upon waking, mix 500-1000 ml of warm water with at least the juice of half of a lemon. Drink the entire mixture before ingesting anything else in the morning. Warm lemon water helps to purify and stimulate the liver and because the liver is the principle organ of detoxification it makes sense that lemon water and detoxification go hand and hand.
2. Keep Hydrated
Throughout the day it is extremely important to be conscious of the amount of water that you are consuming. This is even more important if you are a regular coffee, soda, or tea drinker because it takes your body more water to flush out these fluids, which can leave you dehydrated. Water flushes out toxins and waste from the body and transports nutrients to where they need to go. In fact, our kidney system has filtering capabilities that are totally dependent upon water in order for them to work. The kidneys remove excess waste products from blood, eliminate toxic substances in the urine and receive water-soluble toxins from liver processing. Try to keep water by your side throughout the majority of the day, this will remind you to drink more often.