7 Detox Ideas That Work in 2023 | Part Two
In the first part of the article, we covered detoxification through exercise, spa retreat and diet. Here are 4 more ideas for a full detox experience, read on to discover the detox ideas that still work in 2023!
Green tea and coffee have some of the highest amounts of antioxidants. Detox teas are specially designed to enhance the immune system, refresh and cleanse your body, and promote weight loss.
Wait, what!? Yes, this magical beverage can boost the metabolic rate, so it makes sense that it could help you lose weight. There are several studies that show green tea leads to decreases in body fat, especially in the abdominal area.
(Like this one: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19680234 or that one: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031938407004003)
But do you think that tea can also make you smarter?
The answer is – Absolutely! Since green tea’s main ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant. Caffeine increases the concentration of neurotransmitters like dopamine and noradrenaline. All that leads to improved mood, alertness, reaction time and better memory.
And by now you are probably asking yourself “isn’t that why we love coffee so much?”.
Keep in mind that, while it is the biggest dietary source of antioxidants, it should never be your only source. So maybe next time add some berries to your morning coffee routine or check out 7 DETOX IDEAS Part 1 for different rich in oxidants food options.
Overall, green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet and detox tea can be even more beneficial with its amazing added ingredients. It is also loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.
Here is the time and place to say that drinking too much alcohol reduces your liver’s ability to carry out its normal functions (such as detoxifying). Therefore we recommend you to stop all alcoholic beverages during your detox week(s).
Of course, don’t underestimate the rejuvenating powers of pure clean water and
remember to stay hydrated throughout the day! Water does so much more than just hydrating. It regulates your body temperature, aids digestion and nutrient absorption, and detoxifies your body by removing waste products.
Natural Cleaning Products
Choosing natural cleaning products like vinegar and baking soda over commercial
cleaning agents can reduce your exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, improves indoor air quality and is much safer, especially for children and pets.
Here are some powerful cleaning ingredients and how to use them:
– White Vinegar to cut grease, remove odours, and some stains;
– Baking Soda cleans, deodorizes, softens water;
– Lemons are one of the strongest food acids, thus effective against most household
– Cornstarch to clean windows, polish furniture, and shampoo carpets and rugs;
– Vegetable or Olive Oil for wood polishing;
– Hydrogen Peroxide can be used for disinfecting in the kitchen or bathroom. Its mild
bleaching effect makes hydrogen peroxide an excellent stain remover for fabrics as
well. But be cautious – it may cause skin or respiratory irritation, so handle with care.
You can also add some essential oils for a more pleasant aroma.
Natural Body Care
Using natural deodorants, makeup, moisturizers, shampoos, and other personal care products can also reduce your exposure to chemicals and leave your skin more healthy and happy.
Your body can absorb substances through the skin and affect health more than you can imagine. That’s why it is essential to feed your body and hair with only bio products. For example, cold pressed extra virgin plant oils and steam-distilled essential oils are common cosmetic ingredients that undergo minimal processing.
Of course, you can prepare them yourself (it is not necessarily hard or time-consuming), but there are many brands that promote bioproducts. So we suggest you do your research and never compromise!
Sleeping allows your brain to recharge itself, as well as remove toxic waste that have accumulated throughout the day. This is called the Glymphatic System and it was discovered in a recently by a team of scientists, from University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).
Lead author of the conducted study and co-director of URMC’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine, Dr. Maiken Nedergaard says: “The brain only has limited energy at its disposal and it appears that it must [choose] between two different functional states – awake and aware or asleep and cleaning up. You can think of it like having a house party. You can either entertain the guests or clean up the house, but you can’t really do both at the same time.”
So, to promote good health you should sleep 7–9 hours per night.
Hope you find all or at least some of the information useful and if so, please leave a comment below and tell us which detox strategy are you going to use?
BONUS tip: Do not do everything at once! This way you won't feel overwhelmed and you're more likely to succeed!
Keep in mind that the article is based on popular facts. We advise you to consult a doctor before drastically changing your diet or way of living.