Everyday we put our bodies through so much. We consume a lot of sugar, salt, transfats, alcohol and additives through our diet. Our bodies do have an amazing ability to cleanse themselves, but there are a few small things we can insert into our daily routines to give our bodies an extra boost.
Water is important for the organs and for flushing old toxins out of your system. Taking saunas is a great way to sweat out and release toxins through the skin, just remember to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Try to drink 1 litre of water per 25kg of your body weight per day, little by little throughout the whole day.
Lemons rid the body of impurities
Starting the day by drinking a cup of warm lemon water is a great way to flush out the impurities from the previous day, and gives the internal organs a fresh start. It can help the digestion so it’s a very good way to get the appetite up and the stomach working.
Green Tea is high in antioxidants
Green tea has a very high antioxidant value and is therefore a beverage that you can drink in large volumes. Antioxidants are very important as they help the body to seek out and kill free radicals that can hurt the body and are thought to be a leading cause of cancer.
Garlic boosts your immune system
Many people may avoid eating garlic because of its strong odor, however, if the smell is a problem then is is possible to purchase garlic pills that have the same affect but are not smelly. Garlic does not only boost the immune system but also helps cleanse the liver. It is also great for adding some flavor into foods.
Ginger is a great aid to digestion
Ginger offeres many health benefits and its use has been traced back to the ancient Chinese civilizations. It can be used in teas, drinks or be added into meals. It helps the blood circulation and cleanses the liver and is a great aid to digestion.
Grapefruit keeps your liver healthy
For those who are looking for weight loss, grapefruit is a healthy option. It helps the liver to burn up fat and therefore helps the body to slim down. It is also a great boost for the immune system.
Olive Oil is high in omega fats
By using olive oil mixed with fruit juice the liver gets triggered to expunge its gallstones. Please note that a gallbladder flush should not be attempted without professional guidance. Olive oil can also be used in salads as a dressing as it has high levels of healthy Omega fats.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory
Turmeric is a very popular anti-inflammatory herb. Turmeric, which is full of antioxidants, also combats the build up free radicals. It can be used in teas or meals.
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