“Cleanse” and “Detox” have become buzzwords, especially to today’s health and fitness-conscious crowd. But what are these two about? More importantly, what are the benefits and the natural ways to help your body in its daily detox functions?
The Body’s Natural Detox Process
Toxins are harmful substances that find their way into your body via pollution, pesticides on and in your food, pollutants in water, stress and more. Once inside the body, these toxins wreak havoc to your system—from damaging cells to messing with hormones—and trigger health conditions such as constipation, stubborn weight gain, headaches and muscle aches.
To counter these effects, the body works and interacts with other organs (specifically the liver and kidneys) to neutralize and remove toxins. This is the body’s regular detoxification duty. Although they’re used interchangeably, cleansing refers to eliminating junk from your diet to help your body’s natural detoxification process.
Cleanse: Why You Need to
The symptoms may vary, as our bodies have different ways of telling us that something is not quite right. Here are some of the more common ways that your body may be telling you it’s time to try cleansing:
- Feeling sluggish
- Constantly craving for junk food
- Digestive problems such as gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea
Ask anyone who’s tried it and you’ll come up with a very long list of benefits, with these ones at the top:
- A more energized way of doing regular activities
- Light weight-loss
- Clearer-looking skin
- Less bloating, gas and better bowel movement
Suggestions for Cleansing Regularly
While we can’t completely eliminate toxins from our day to day, there are easy steps we can take to reduce our exposure.
Go for the Healthier Bites
What you put into your body is, of course, a top source of toxins.
- Go for less processed meats
- Eat more greens and fresh picks
- Control salt and sugar intake
- Use healthier oil options such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and hemp oil.
Food cannot detoxify your body. Eating healthy foods however, can help your liver and kidney do their job better.
Give Healthy Fasting a Try
Fasting gives the digestive system a break. Simply trading your heavy meals with fresh fruits and veggies for a couple of days should be helpful. But make sure to clear it out with a doctor first.
Drink Plenty of H2O
4-5 liters of water is ideal for flushing out toxins. Not only is it effective at removing impurities but drinking big amounts of water can be beneficial to multiple body functions and processes.
A trick to drinking more water is adding natural flavors with fruit slices and botanicals. You can throw in some orange slices, mint leaves and even strawberries. Sekaya Liver Vitality is a therapeutic botanical brew that aids the liver in its detoxifying duties.
Sweat it Out
Getting the waste out is one of the best ways to support the body’s detox process. A weekly workout at the gym or a simple 30-minute run outdoor should help you get rid of toxins.
A study suggests that heavy metals such as arsenic and lead can be excreted through sweat.
Regularize Bowel Movement
The ideal for going to the toilet is around 3x a week. It’s very important that you do it regularly as it is one of the best ways that the body flushes out wastes. Sekaya Regular Move is a subtle and earthy infusion of botanicals that work together to promote ideal bowel movement.
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