How to keep your body clean and fresh, probably most of us don't know how important it is! For most of the people cleaning the body means undergoing some kind of cleansing procedures like Panchakarma therapy(Ayurvedic cleaning procedures). Of course, this is a great way to clean the body and mind, but you can do regular cleansing in your daily life as well.
What do you mean by detoxification
is, eliminating the toxins that are accumulated in our bodies as a
result of things we eat or encounter. Our bodies are always trying to
eliminate these toxins through our breathe, and waste elimination. But
because of our lifestyle and bad eating habits, a small amount of toxins
are actually been removed out.
We can help our bodies cleaning
process become stronger by following certain measures. If you follow
this routine, cleansing diet or detoxification diet, you can eliminate
or at least greatly reduce the number of toxin-creating substances from
Eliminate meat and processed foods.
If it is hard for you to completely avoid meat then try to use it as
minimum, as having meat at only one meal. For non-vegetarians it is a
good idea to have meat only three or four times a week, so that the body
gets enough time to clean out all the toxins that are created as
byproducts of meat breakdown. Processed foods
are usually going through
chemical processes to increase taste, lifespan etc. Chocolates,
biscuits, cheeses, frozen foods, pizzas, fizzy drinks, anything in the
can are examples of processed foods. Keeping away these things for some
days means you are not adding more chemicals into your body, and there
by giving a chance to clean the old stock from the body.
Eliminate alcohol, coffee and tobacco.
This might me a difficult task for people who are addicted to nicotine
and caffeine. It is better to completely stop for some days(detox diet
days). But if you are not able to do that, then at least cut it down to
You have to fix a number of cigarettes a day and have to stick
to it. The first day will the most hardest and believe me the second is a
bit better. I know it very well as i quit it four years back. Try not
to have smoke, or coffee or alcohol for these days.
Eliminate white flour and sugar.
This means use wheat products rather than maida and stay away from
bakery products like pastries, cakes etc. Try to reduce the amount of
sugar you put in your tea/coffee, sweets and packed fruit juices for
some days. Be more aware while choosing things that do not have white
flour or sugar.
Add fiber and water.
Intake of lot of fiber for these days will help the detox process, as a
lot of toxins will be moving out through your large intestine. Lot of
fluid intake(2-3 liters every day) will also help to wash out toxins. So
helping the waste elimination from the body will be a big boost and is
the key to a successful detox process. Eat more fruits like pineapple,
guava and watermelon. Other sources good in fiber are lentils,
chickpeas, most vegetables, wholewheat bread etc.
Regular exercise will help to improve blood circulation and all internal
processes will be more active. This will helps the detox to happen more
better. So do aerobic exercises, walk for 30 minutes, swim etc. Any
exercise can be taken in to account, if it is done for at least half an
Try to go to bed by 10 p.m for some days. You know the maximum amount of detoxification, healing and regeneration of cells
happen when we sleep.So it is necessary to sleep at least 8 hours. It
is important to sleep and wake at the same time every day. Try to do it
for some days and is a simple, practical cleanse. Always watch the the
changes you feel at the end of the day and when you wake up. So pay
attention to what your body is telling you about it feels before, during
and after the detox. Slowly try to bring these days of detox in to your
daily routine. The main thing to remember is only you can help you and
nobody else. So start it today itself to help cleanse your body and have
a healthy life, good luck.