5 Steps to Detox Your Body

Outdoor fun is especially challenging for your natural detox systems. BBQs, great food and drinks, lots of time poolside or at the beach. All of the enjoyable activities that you love so much take a toll on your body, especially your skin. Chlorine and salt water strip skin of its natural oils. Overdoing exposure to sunlight leads to spots, uneven pigmentation, and even freckles. Heat incubates bacteria in pores and on skin surfaces. It doesn’t mean that you have to fear the sun, restrict yourself to a vegan organic diet, drink only the purest glacial water imported from the Arctic, and stay out of the pool, lake, or ocean. Instead what it means is simply that it is high time for post-summer detoxing – internally and externally. Taking the right steps for detoxing your body and your skin will surely do the trick for getting you back on track.

Top 5 Steps for Detoxing Your Body

1. The first and most important step for internal detoxing is simple: Eat
more foods that are rich in detox properties. Start by having more dark
green leafy veggies in your diet. Spinach, kale, and beet or turnip
greens should be at the top of the list. Even lighter green veggies such
as cabbage, asparagus, and kelp (yes, seaweed!) provide powerful
detoxing value.

2. Give a tremendous boost to the power of detox foods with the liberal use
of healthful herbs and spices. The top ones include garlic, turmeric,
watercress, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cardamom, parsley and
cilantro.

3. Detoxing herbal supplements are also important for supporting the
cleansing process. The best such herbs add the bonus of boosting the
immune system. Examples include Astragalus, Hawthorn, Rhubarb, and
Cinnamon bark, among many others. Additional key herbal ingredients
for internal detox formulas include dandelion root, burdock root, ginseng,
and licorice.

4. And always, always, always drink plenty of clean, fresh water. Hydration
is crucial for internal cleansing.

5. One more thing – your liver will do a much better job detoxing your body
if you cut down on caffeinated beverages, sweets, alcohol, and
overeating. All of these thwart your efforts to detoxify your body.

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