When a detoxification program is followed it removes toxic substances from our bodies. Detox is more commonly associated as a treatment for drug and alcohol dependence. However, lately body detoxification has also been used as a means of weightloss by incorporating herbs and other natural, organic foods in the program.
Body detoxification is generally associated with fasting but if you you are not careful, a detox done in this way can be harmful to your overall health.
If you are thinking of cleansing your body it would be much more sensible to follow a healthy detox program by eating as many natural foods as you can; this includes fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. You can also eat nuts, sprouts, rice and other grains. Stay away from foods with a high sugar content, junk food and other foods rich in additives and preservatives,
Take in lots of fluids especially water to flush the toxins from your body. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks.
Before you start a detoxification program, you have to change your mindset about your eating habits and plan your program. You should be able to follow the program for the number of days it is designed for.
Exercise regularly, it need not be strenuous exercises; start slowly with your new exercise routine but do it every day. A daily walk, skipping, yoga or dancing will do wonders for your body.
Turn bath time into spa time. Use a body scrub made from natural ingredients like rock salt and dried citrus peel before showering to improve blood circulation and get rid of dead skin layers.
Regular bowel movements is a must for a healthy body. Fibre-rich foods, water and green tea, as well as natural herbs can help aid bowel movements. When you follow a detox program, it is important not to become constipated as bowel movements get rid of toxic waste that has build up over the years. Cleanse your mind as well by being positive about the detox program and the long term benefits of a new healthy lifestyle.
We have to take care of so many things in our hectic lifestyle, so we owe it to ourselves to take care of our health as well by cleansing our bodies. By following a body detoxification program a few times a year you will soon reap the benefits of not only cleansing your body but investing in your future health.