Every now and then, we end up eating junk food that causes us to put on weight. We may experience bloating, lethargy and even stop feeling good about how we are looking. In such situations, a detox or cleanse can help our body to return to normalcy. However, you must ensure that you do not resort to any artificial measures like starving in the name of dieting to cleanse your body. If you are wondering how to cleanse your body naturally, let us help you with some effective cleansing methods.
Through specific cleanses: Specific cleanses refer to those cleanses that comprise only a handful of ingredients. These cleanses are done for periods lasting from three to 10 days and should be consumed 4-5 times a day, while continuing a regular, healthy diet. Ensure you eat your regular meals, avoid junk food at all costs and load up on fruits and boiled vegetables for a natural cleanse. You can choose from a host of cleanses that can help flush out toxins from your system, while also aiding weight loss. Some of the most popular cleanses include a lemonade cleanse, an apple and ginger cleanse, a green smoothie cleanse and even a salt water cleanse.
Through a lifestyle cleanse: If your wish to undertake a body cleanse you also need to alter your lifestyle. Lifestyle cleanse refers to all things you must do to live healthy on a day-to day basis. This could be something as simple as eating meals on time and waking up and sleeping on time to cutting out ill habits that can affect your life such as smoking, consumption of alcohol, going on crash diets that make you starve and so on. You must also try to include moderate exercises like a 20 minutes brisk walk or a 15 minutes yoga session to your regimen. Stress management is also another important part of lifestyle cleanse.
A healthy diet cleanse: Most people have this misconception that when you undertake a diet cleanse, you are supposed to stay on a liquid diet. However, the two keywords for any cleanse are ‘healthy eating’. Start by drinking lots of water to keep your body hydrated. Drinking 4 litres of water per day can do wonders for your skin and your kidneys. You can get a fruit/vegetable infuser water bottle and add cucumbers, strawberries, watermelon, oranges and such hydrating fruits for a refreshing liquid cleanse. However, you must continue the intake of solid foods, especially those loaded with fibre to reap maximum benefits from cleansing. Also ensure that you avoid caffeine, eat fewer carbs and more organic produce.
If you like fruits, nut milks and vegetables, you can opt for a juice cleanse plan from Second Nature. Second Nature juices are produced in such a way that all the fibre content in the produce remains intact and you do not lose out on the nutritional elements found in the produce.