How To Detox Your Body This Summer?
The process of removing toxic substances and impurities from the body and providing nourishment to the body is known as detoxification. Summer is a great time to detox your body because fresh organic fruit and vegetables are more available. And also in warm weather, it is easier for your body to be in a detox process. It helps you to feel healthier and energized
The human body naturally eliminates toxins through kidneys, lungs, skin, intestines and lymphatic system. But when our body suffers from any disease or compromised with any environmental condition these systems become weak and our body is not able to remove toxin properly. Our daily increased dependence on fried and processed food increases the load on the digestive system which can interfere in the digestion of food.
Benefits of detoxing your body
Detoxing provides many other benefits to the body like improving liver function, boosting skin health, weight loss, etc.
- Boost Energy Levels
An energy boost is one of the prime benefits of detoxification. Whole day activities, tiredness, and sluggish feeling can result in the formation of more toxins in our body. Eliminating excess of toxin from the body can help to boost your energy level.
- Promote Healthy and Clear Skin
If you don’t follow a healthy diet you can experience many skin problems. Dietary and environmental toxins can affect the skin. The removal of free radicals, heavy metals, and other toxins by following a detox diet can help you to get healthy and clear skin.
- Better Immune System
Detoxification boosts your digestive and lymphatic function which helps to maintain a strong and balanced immune system.
- Improved Mood and Thinking
Accumulation of toxins in the body can also affect the brain function. The sugar crashes and an unhealthy diet can affect your mood. Hence detoxification removes these toxins from the body and improves mood and thinking.
- Weight Loss and Management
Detoxification can also help to lose weight by detox diet and long- term weight management by removing the toxin that interferes in metabolic function.
(Reference: Ashtang Hridyam, Chapter No. 3, Shlok No. 26 & 27)
The meaning of this Quotation is: In Greesma (Summer) sun rays become powerful and appear to be destructive. Kapha decreases day by day and Vatta increases consequently, hence avoid the use of salty, pungent, sour foods, heavy physical exercises, and exposure to the sunlight during this season.
Natural Healthy Ways To Detox Your Body in Summers
If you want to detox your body naturally, you only need to make minor changes in your lifestyle.
The Various Natural Tips to Detox Your Body in Summer are Below
Foods and Beverages to Detoxify Your Body
Watermelon contains 94% of water. It also contains vitamin A and D which are very important for your skin. This fruit prevents the accumulation of toxin and helps to improve digestion. As watermelon also contain lycopene that helps to boost eye health.
This fruit contains fibers that help in the digestion, cleanse the intestinal tract, and remove the excess of toxins from the body.
Fresh apple juice is also rich in antioxidants and helps to improve the kidney and liver functions.
- Cucumber Mint Detox Drink
This cool detox drink is very beneficial in summer. Cucumber has antioxidant property. When we add mint with cucumber and lemon to make a drink, it becomes a soothing drink that helps to get relief from bustling heat. Cucumber and mint reduce bloats and lime provides Vitamin C to the body.
- Drink Warm Water With Lemon Juice
A glass of warm water and fresh lemon juice help to flush out excess of toxins from the body. You may also add grated ginger in the same for better results. For an effective body detox, consume this drink on an empty stomach.
- Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate juice boosts your immune system. Pomegranate helps in cleansing of the intestine and detox all excess toxins from your body the seeds of pomegranate are red due to the presence of Anthocyanins which is a type of antioxidant. This antioxidant protects our body from allergies, DNA damage inflammation, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes etc.
- Refreshing Coconut Water and Mint Detox
To make this detox drink you need only 3 ingredients; Coconut Water, Lemon, and Mint. This detox drink helps to remove all the harmful toxins from the liver and intestinal tract.
- Litchi Lemonade
Litchi Lemonade is a refreshing twist on the regular lemonade.This summer detox your body by drinking this rejuvenating drink which helps in the cleansing important organ of our bodies such as liver and kidney to reap the benefits of better health.
- Aam Panna – Raw Mango Salted Juice
Mango is a famous fruit of summer season. Aam Panna is a desi detox drink of raw mango pulp. This drink helps to feel refreshed as well as energizing too. This summer drink will help to naturally improve the metabolic process, balance body hormones, and manage body weight.
- Green Tea
Replace your caffeinated drinks like tea or coffee with green tea. Green tea helps to clean the digestive system. It also helps to improve the body’s metabolism and in management of body weight.
Broccoli helps to improve our digestive system. Broccoli sprouts are rich in antioxidant properties that helps to metabolize the enzymes present in the digestive system.
Carrots are rich in minerals and vitamin A. The carrots are most effective in the detox process that fights against digestive problems and prevent constipation.
- Garlic and Ginger
Garlic and Ginger are famous for their flavor and aroma. Garlic helps in removing intestinal toxins and harmful bacteria from the body while Ginger helps in the detoxification process via sweating. Both herbs help to treat digestion related problems and remove harmful toxins from the body.
Onion is a sulfur-containing natural compound that is the most powerful detox compound that helps in the cleansing of the Liver and removes toxins.
Include probiotics in your daily diet. Yogurt is an essential source of probiotics, which contains good bacteria that help to treat digestive problems and cleanses the digestive tract.
Some Other Methods to Detoxify Your Body
Regular meditation helps us to relax our mind and it makes us feel fresh and energetic.
- Take Steam Bath
Steam helps your skin to relax and also rejuvenates your muscles. Steam inhalation can also clean the nasal passage that helps you to breathe properly.
- Exfoliate Your Skin
Massaging and scrubbing of the skin can help in exfoliation and removal of dead skin. Exfoliation also helps to increase the blood circulation of our body.
- Adequate Sleep
Getting proper sleep is as much important as a healthy diet and regular exercise. Sleeping at night is the time when our body gets re-energizes for the next day. Hence, ensure that you are getting adequate sleep at night.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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