When you hear of the word ‘detoxification’ or detox. You normally think of strategies to improve health and promote weight loss. However, studies have shown that our bodies already have the ability to eliminate toxins and don’t require any special diets or expensive supplements to do so.
Consume Less Meat
Producing meat creates carbon dioxide which further accelerates climate change. Most meats contains high in fat which can cause high cholesterol and heart disease. Shifting to more plant-based meals and curbing meat consumption not only helps the planet, it also improves your health.
Get More Sleep
With sleep deprivation, your body won’t be able to perform in peak times. So toxins such as inflammation can affect several aspects of your health. Make sure to recharge yourself by allowing your brain to relax. Allow yourself to sleep 7-8 hours everyday to ensure optimal function of the mind and body.
Most of the alcohol is digested in the liver, which turns the fluid into acetaldehyde, which is a cancer causing chemical. While studies have shown low-to-moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for heart health, overindulgent of alcohol can cause a wide variety of health problems. Therefore, limiting yourself from alcohol is one of the best ways to keep your body’s detoxification system running strong. Health experts recommend limiting alcohol intake to one drink per day for women and two for men.
Reduce inflammation in the body more by doing moderate exercise of 30 minutes or more per day! Regular exercise is key to reduce inflammation and promote body’s function to defeat diseases. I recommend yoga or brisk walking – or intense physical activity such as running.
Eat More Antioxidant Rich Foods
No need for a supplement, all the nutrients can be found in natural resources such as berries, fruits, nuts, cocoa, vegetables, spices, and beverages like coffee and green tea have some of the highest amounts of antioxidants. Consuming these natural antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals. It also reduces your stress level and overall promote good mood.