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Detox

“Detox” is a short form of detoxification which in medical terms means eliminating toxins in the body. Can there really be toxins in the body? Yes, but it is not alarming. There are natural processes in the body that protect it against toxins. For example, your lungs eliminate toxic substances in the air and the acidic content of the intestines is toxic to unwanted bacteria, viruses and microbes in general. Your kidney, in addition, filters toxins in the blood and is eliminated through the urinary system. Chief of all, your liver eliminates toxins in food and drinks then converts them to less harmful substances which are then passed out of the body in the form of feces, sweat, and urine.

Why then is there a need for a detox pill, you may ask. The answer is simple. Occasionally, our bodies are overwhelmed with their natural detoxification processes. There is thus a need to supplement with “supplements”. That is in fact where the word “supplements” originates from as it relates to medicines. So, you find many products labeled liquid detox cleanse which are in the form of a drink, body detox supplements and body detox kits that would help you. Let’s see how we can detox our bodies with a lifestyle routine. 

What To Eat When Detoxing?

It is important to note the role of diet in detoxing. As overlooked as it can be, fruits contain antioxidants that mop up reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the body, hence the name antioxidants. These ROS (also called free radicals) result from oxidative stress which is a natural process in the body. At high levels, they cause diseases. Most terminal and life-threatening diseases have been linked to oxidative stress. One common way of consuming more fruits is to make a smoothie out of it.

Fibre-rich diets like fruits, aid digestion and are rich in antioxidants. In actual fact, many fruits such as pear, oranges, lemon, apple and strawberries are also rich in fiber. 

Vegetables are also rich sources of antioxidants. Many of them are cheap and readily available. Green leafy vegetables are chief in these. Apart from being rich in antioxidants, they are also a good source of fiber.  These fruits and vegetables are readily available in Malaysia. You can also prepare detox drinks to help you with the result.

Do Detox Drinks Work?

The more detox water you sip, the better your digestion will get! It also helps you lose weight, get a flat stomach, and boost your metabolism!

Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera juice can help with liver detoxification, weight loss, and skin clarity, among other things. It’s both hydrating and delicious. Only an aloe vera leaf, water, and a blender are required to help you detox.

Cranberry Juice Detox Water

Apple cider vinegar (ACV), unsweetened cranberry juice, and water are combined to make a pleasant cranberry juice detox drink. This detox water is low in calories, sugar-free, and supports intestinal health. It’s a delicious mocktail that’s also good for you.

Lemon Water Detox

First, what is lemon water detox? It is as simple as the name. It is lemon and water. To prepare it, squeeze half of the lemon into a half glass of cold water. Then, stir and add half a glass of warm water. What are the benefits? First, lemon is a rich source of vitamin C which is a potent antioxidant. Lemon water keeps you hydrated. It also makes water easier to drink while ensuring that the body absorbs all the nutrients in the fruit.

Detox Teas

There are many detox teas available. Many people prefer teas as they can easily be added into your usual menu. That is against the fear and relative unease of swallowing tablets and capsules. Some of these teas have some laxative effect, resulting in a psychological effect that they are cleansing one’s body. This sometimes gives teas an advantage over body detox tablets.

Not just with drinks, you can detox your body with a healthy lifestyle routine too.

How Do You Start A Body Detox Routine?

  • Get Adequate Sleep: Apart from detoxing the body, it’s also important to detox the mind. It’s critical to detox your entire body. Many of us underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep. While you sleep, your brain tends to filter out poisons as well. Thus, make sure you receive enough sleep at night.
Well Slept
  • Drink More Water: Water is good for a lot more than just quenching your thirst. It keeps your body cool, lubricates joints, improves digestion and nutrition absorption, and detoxifies your body by eliminating waste.

    To work efficiently and break down nutrients for your body to use as energy, your body’s cells must be repaired on a regular basis.

  • Include Probiotics In Your Daily Diet: Yogurt is a superfood that is a wonderful source of probiotics and contains healthy bacteria that aids in digestion and cleanses the digestive tract. Make sure you consume yogurt or curd on a regular basis.
  • Avoid Packaged Fruit Juices: Preservatives, flavor enhancers, coloring additives, and processed sugar may be found in packaged fruit juices. All of these factors have the potential to harm your overall health. Detox with fresh fruit juices instead, which are high in vital fibers that assist digestion.

Wrapping Up:

Perhaps before talking about supplements, we should consider natural daily detox routines that we often overlook. These can be imbibed into our lifestyle until it becomes our second nature. Below are a few:

  • Drink water generously. It is important to stay hydrated as the body will function optimally when sufficiently hydrated. The temperature in Malaysia and many other Asian countries further necessitates appropriate hydration.
  • Fruits, fruits, and more fruits.

More fruits
  • Exercise. Sweat is good. As mentioned earlier, sweat is a means of eliminating toxins from the body. In addition, physical fitness aids blood circulation and body metabolism which contribute significantly to general wellbeing.

  • Oral hygiene

Oral hygiene
  • Fiber-rich diet.

  • Sleep. Many regenerative processes, tissue repair, and detoxification take place when we sleep.