The toxins we take in everyday can seriously impact our health. Therefore, it is extremely important to follow a detox diet at least one time a year. The best season for this is either the spring, or the autumn. The reason? In these periods we usually have a big list of fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from, which can efficiently cleanse the body, giving it the vitality it needs. Here’s what you need to do!
Drink depurative teas
Besides the two liters of water that you must drink every day, it is advisable to also have two cups of depurative tea. For more efficiency, drink a cup early in the morning, on an empty stomach, and another one in the evening, 20 minutes after you’ve had dinner. The best detox teas are dandelion, nettle, green tea, St. John’s wort, rooibos, marigolds, and rosemary.
Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables
Fresh salads consisting of roots, red or white cabbage, leeks, as well as various pumpkin preparations help the colon eliminate a lot of toxins that interfere with our body’s resistance and endurance. Equally beneficial are tomatoes, full of antioxidants and various nutrients that energetically balance our metabolism.
Consume kefir and grain yogurt
The beneficial bacteria from kefir and yogurt help the slow intestinal transit, which is responsible for storing toxins in the body. Drink one cup of dairy a day and you’ll quickly see that you will no longer suffer from stomach issues such as constipation. For an improved effect, eat yogurt and kefir at breakfast, with whole grains, instead of other processed foods.
Go to the sauna
Once a week, it’s highly advisable to go to the sauna. It’s very healthy! Steam heat forces the body to secrete sweat in larger quantities, stimulating it to eliminate most of the toxins. I promise you that after only a few sessions you’ll start to feel much better. You will get rid of insomnia, nervousness and headaches, which are many times triggered by the accumulation of toxins in the body.
Try a clay diet
Thanks to its rich contains of minerals, clay is an extraordinary remedy against toxins. The preparation is extremely easy. Prepare the mixture in a glass or ceramic pot (avoid metal containers as they can alter the effects of clay). Add one teaspoon of clay to a glass of water, and let it sit overnight. After the clay has decanted at the bottom of the glass, start taking 2-3 sips every day. The diet should last for a week.
Often times, people falsely believe they are suffering from various diseases, ranging from depression to diabetes — when in reality, all they need is a good detox diet. The accumulation of toxins in the body can cause a lot of unpleasant effects, and might even give us various signals that we could sometimes misinterpret. If you’re feeling tired, or stressed, or have issues sleeping, a detox cure might be the answer!