Occasional detoxification, that is, elimination of toxins from the body is recommended 2 to 3 times a year, and is most needed at the beginning of the year, ie after the Christmas holidays!
During the holiday season, we take a lot of unhealthy foods, fatty and spicy foods, alcoholic beverages and lots of sugar. The body only ejects some of the toxins through sweat, urine, and stool, and the rest builds up in the body. Accumulated toxins can be the cause of many diseases, so occasional detoxification is extremely important.
To find out if you need a detox, you must first recognize its symptoms:
- you feel constant fatigue and have trouble concentrating;
- your mood varies and you are depressed;
- bad breath and increased body odor;
- get cold more than 2 times a year;
- fragile and brittle nails;
- you gain weight easily
If you have recognized yourself in at least one of these symptoms, it is time to cleanse the body for two weeks and you can do the detox in the following ways.
1. Drink plenty of water
Water helps to eliminate toxins, which come out of the body through urine. It is recommended to drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day, but it is best to listen to your body. Drink when you are thirsty, and drink a little more during the detox.
2. Drink teas
Tea has a diuretic function, which also has a positive effect on the elimination of toxins from the body. Choose herbal teas and do not use sweeteners.
It is recommended that you do exercise because physical activity stimulates the removal of toxins. If you are already training, try changing the type of training. For example, if you go to the gym, try going to kickbox, Zumba or yoga. Changing your workout type will activate another muscle group, thus improving your detoxification.
4. Pay attention to diet
Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables as it contains lots of fiber that cleans the intestines and removes toxins from the body. Prepare a variety of smoothies and restore lost energy in an instant. You can eat fish and white meat, and throw out sweets completely. Strictly adhere to Mediterranean diet tips throughout the detox process.