1. Limit Alcohol
90% of alcohol is metabolized in your liver, so cutting back is an important part of any detox program.
2. Catch Some Zzzz’s
7-9 hours of sleep at night allows our brains reorganize, recharge, and remove toxic waste byproducts. Poor sleep has also been linked to increasing stress, anxiety, and much more.
3. Drink More Water
Water aids digestion and nutrient absorption, and detoxifies your body by removing waste products created as our cells break down nutrients for energy. Suggested water intake is 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women.
4. Reduce Sugar and Processed Foods
Sugary and highly processed foods can hinder your body’s ability to naturally detoxify itself by impacting organs that play an important role, such as your liver and kidneys.
5. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Antioxidants protect your cells against damage caused by free radicals caused by a poor diet and exposure to pollutants. Berries, fruits, nuts, cocoa, vegetables, spices, and green tea have some of the highest amounts of antioxidants.
6. Eat Foods High in Pre-biotics
Gut Health is important for keeping your detoxification system healthy and good gut health starts with pre-biotics. Good food sources of pre-biotics include tomatoes, artichokes, bananas, asparagus, onions, garlic, and oats.
7. Decrease Your Salt Intake
Consuming too much salt can cause your body to retain excess fluid and cause bloating. It may sound counterintuitive, but you can detox yourself of the extra water weight by, well…increasing your water intake!
8. Get Active
Regular exercise reduces inflammation in all body types. By reducing inflammation you help your body’s systems — including its detoxification system — function properly. 150–300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise is recommended!