Today, the human body has been adversely affected by health issues. This is primarily because we have departed from the ways of nature and started living in unhealthy conditions. We cannot totally escape from it but anticipate these conditions by adopting some small habits like detoxifying our body, adequate sleep, yoga etc. Here are some ways to detoxify your body from your kitchen garden so that you don’t need to put extra money for your health and can lead a healthy life without spending much.
1. Start your day with lemon water
Get the hydration habit going with 8 oz. before you eat or drink anything else. Use real lemon juice or, if you are on the go, simply add 1 drop of supplement-grade lemon essential oil to your water.
2. Drink plenty of water
The foremost habit one should inculcate is to drink plenty of water. You should drink at least two quarts a day. It will boost your metabolic rate and will help you with weight loss.
3. Drink freshly made vegetable juice daily
Drinking vegetable juice is a healthier alternative than eating different vegetables. The body absorbs nutrients in a much better way when vegetables are consumed as juice.
4. Use ceramic cookware
Ceramic cookware emerged as a result of the dangers related to Teflon in frying pans. This cookware did not allow any toxic substance or dangerous chemicals leach from the cooking surface to affect the flavor of your food or your health.
5. Oil pulling
Oil pulling is the process of swishing a tablespoon organic coconut oil around in your mouth for between 10 and 20 minutes. The chemical reaction between your saliva and the oil extracts bacterial toxins out from the deepest crevices in your entire oral cavity.
6. Castor Oil packs
Castor oil packs have been shown to improve the detoxification capacity of the liver, support reproductive organs, improve lymph flow, and reduce inflammation. Try using a “castor oil pack” along with a heat source on your abdomen for at least an hour.
7. Consider gentle detoxifying teas
Add some dandelion, turmeric, or Holy Basil tea to your evening routine or try lemon tea for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up to detoxify your body.
8. Avoid aluminium cookware
When we cook or drink in aluminium utensils, a small quantity of aluminium gets into our body. Aluminium neither gets digested nor gets out of the system as waste but constant exposure of aluminium to the body leads to critical illnesses. It is a slow poison to our body, especially the brain.
9. Take turmeric daily
It contains the phytonutrient curcumin- one of the most powerful liver protectors and healers. Since the liver is largely responsible for detoxification, you should add a teaspoon turmeric into your daily food.
10. Use bentonite clay
Clay is a powerful anti-bacterial. It can help get rid of bacteria such as E. coli, MRSA, and Staphylococcus. It is great for heavy metal detox as well. Mix a tiny amount of pesticide-free bentonite clay powder in an 8-oz. glass of water.
11. Eat more organic green leafy veggies
Kale, lettuce, spinach, coriander, broccoli, and celery; all these greens are your friends. They contain vital nutrients, plenty of fiber, and chlorophyll, which helps to cleanse the blood.
12. Consume at least a half cup of legumes daily
These are a rich source of fiber and vitamin B. The fiber in the beans helps keep the bowels eliminating properly. They are also a great replacement for meat as a source of protein for the body.
13. Use health-friendly oils
Include healthy fats and oils such as extra-virgin olive oil, sesame oil, flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, fish oil, in your food to improve overall health.
14. Try Fasting
Fast for about a day or two, consuming only fresh fruits and veggies instead of heavy meals. This would give your digestive system a much-needed break and help in rejuvenation.
15. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables
These contain enzymes that aid digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Its lean protein and probiotics which can aid gut and liver function so any unwanted buildup gets out of your system.