Detoxing is to rid the body of unhealthy substances. Detoxing is a normal bodily function and your body does it on its own for itself. There are ways in which someone can speed up these processes by increasing physical activity, consuming the correct amounts of water and if you're a dry-herb consumer; use a portable vaporizer or a desktop vaporizer instead of rolling and lighting your herbs! Igniting your herbs means combustion occurs and when combustion occurs, a build-up of carcinogens and tar occur; which is detrimental to your lungs.
Top 5 detox foods
Not everyone is a big fan of ginger but adding this root to your diet can have great detoxing benefits. Try chopping it up into your food, drinking some ginger ale/beer, making some ginger tea or add it to your morning juice for that added zing! Ginger has anti-oxidant properties which helps remove toxins from your respiratory track. It also possesses important vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and zinc.
Nothing says a relaxing evening more than a cup of green tea in hand and bonus points - green tea is a powerful antioxidant which is instrumental in boosting cardiovascular health. A simple, enjoyable and effective way of detoxing.
Beets have a high antioxidant content and the ability to improve exercise performance! Beetroot activates liver enzymes which helps break down and absorb healthy fats and fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin E. And, some added features; recipes including beetroot are exceptionally photogenic, which means you’re not only giving your body a new life, you’re giving your Instagram game a new life too. Just add some to your burger the next time and discover how it changes your flavour palette.
Drinking water is important and good for you. The most obvious benefit is that it keeps you hydrated. Adding lemon to your water will not only make you want to drink more water, but lemon juice has vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium. Your lemon slices and water combo may taste so good that you just want more and more, which is a great added benefit – especially coming in to summer.
Adding pieces of garlic into your food for some added flavor and detox can be a great detox boost. Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which acts as a powerful antibiotic agent and helps overcome respiratory infections that clog our lungs. It also helps reduce inflammation and can improve asthma. Think of all the vampires you’ll keep out with your added garlic.
Slow and steady wins the race
There is no quick fix to ridding your body of toxins. But there is small and simple steps you can take to boosting your body's daily natural detox process. Exercising regularly, eating healthy foods and using a vaporizer instead of a match or light to your dry herbs. Stay happy and healthy, mates.