As much as your skin needs to be pampered, your body also needs attention. Over time, our body stores different toxins depending on the air we breathe, the food we eat and our daily lifestyle. Regular detoxes help our bodies flush out toxins and get back on track with a healthy start. Discover our 5 tips to detoxify your body naturally!
Why detox your body?
A detox is a way of purifying the body by eliminating the toxins accumulated in the body. It also helps relieve the work of the emunctories, the organs in charge of clearing toxins and waste from our body (liver, kidneys, bowels, skin, lungs).
After a fasting period, a mono-diet or a juice cleanse, these organs will work better as they are rid of waste substances. Detoxifying your body naturally will strengthen your body's defence system and make it more resistant to exterior assaults. You will also boost your vitality by carrying out this wellness-friendly detox over a limited period of time.
When to do a detox cleanse?
A detox cleanse has many health benefits. However, it should not be carried out on a whim and you should carefully choose the time when to do it.
Starting a detox at the change of season and especially in the spring will help you remove any excesses accumulated during the winter. Just like spring cleaning, this will be the perfect time to cleanse your body and feel a little lighter!
An autumn detox will be perfect for removing toxins and excesses from the summer holidays. At this time of year, you will have plenty of seasonal fruit and vegetables to enjoy.
Before starting your detox, don't hesitate to seek advice from a health professional, a naturopath or a nutritionist. These professionals will be able to identify your needs and avoid possible deficiencies.
5 things you can do to detox your body naturally
There are several ways to detoxify your body naturally, either combined with each other or not. It can last from a few days to several weeks, depending on your needs and energy level. Don't forget that a detox can lead to some discomfort from the evacuation of toxins (feeling tired, acne outbreak...). This is a sign that your body is working and getting rid of excess toxins efficiently!
1. Adjust your diet
If you want to detox your body naturally, you will need to first adopt a balanced diet. This will require you to cut out foods that are sources of toxins to your body. Forget or limit as much as possible red meat, fizzy drinks, processed, fatty and sugary foods, deli meats, coffee and alcohol. Eat fresh, organic fruit and vegetables and cook them by steaming them gently to preserve the nutrients. Eat regularly, at set times if possible, and in reasonable amounts to help eliminate residues stored in your body..
2. Stay hydrated!
To help drain your body, it is essential to drink enough during a detox. By increasing your water intake to 2 litres per day, you will boost your kidneys' work to evacuate toxins through urine. You can also drink herbal teas or lemon juice, mint or herb flavoured water during your detox to mix it up!
3. Try herbal medicine and aromatherapy
Using plants as an alternative medicine has long been proven. To purify your body and get rid of toxins, you can use herbal medicine and aromatherapy. The former is based on natural leaf infusions (such as dandelion, black radish and vegetable charcoal) and the latter uses essential oils, such as lemon or rosemary verbenone. Make sure you choose the right detox plants and oils for your health, and don't forget to check for any contraindications especially if you are taking a medical treatment.
4. Start regular physical activity
To swiftly eliminate toxins, improve blood circulation and facilitate digestion, moderate physical activity boosts the efficiency of your detox as well as being good for your mood! Thirty minutes a day will purify your body by burning bad fats and sweating out toxins.
5. Boost your body with food supplements
To enhance your detox cleanse, you can take some food supplements to support your body and get rid of accumulated toxins and waste while helping with digestion.
If you have digestive problems, check out our digestion gummies on the e-shop: made from lactic ferments, fennel and black caraway, they help you improve your digestion and intestinal transit from the very first time you take them. After a few weeks, you will feel better and the problems will disappear. Don't hesitate to try this treatment after a period of overindulgence, or in combination with the advice above!
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