13 Ways to Start Living a Better and Healthier Life
No matter how much we try to lead clean lives, the toxins are unavoidable. Also, it depends on our body’s genetic capability to tolerate toxins. There are people who smoke cigarettes throughout their whole lives and manage to live to 80.
On the other hand, there are people who pass away at the age of 40 from secondhand smoke. Of course, it does not mean that smoking is healthy, but it shows the different genetic tolerance of toxins.
So, here are 13 ways to detox your life:
1. Clean the Air
Keep fresh and green plants inside your home and work space. This way you will clean the air you breathe. Some great indoor purifying plants are dracaena, spider plant, and peace lily.
2. Remove the Unnecessary Stuff
We all have a lot of unnecessary stuff piled around us. We have them on our desk, on a table, in the closet, in the car, etc. This useless stuff take space in your home, but also in your brain. You need to get rid of the things you do not use.
3. Clean with Oil
Always choose oil as a home remedy. You can use many kinds of oils instead of chemicals. When you want to freshen up the air, choose an essential oil instead of toxic air freshener. Essential oils possess many health benefits.
4. Consume Veggies
Consuming vegetables is an excellent way to get rid of toxic agents that cause cancer. Vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts have a lot of indole-3-carbinol which helps your body to clean out the excess estrogens (they come from beauty products, and can lead to hormonal changes).
5. Detoxifying Foods
Consume these detoxifying foods: garlic, cilantro, spirulina, parsley, plantain leaf, sage, and red clover blossom. You can use these foods in your smoothies, salads, or with your meals. They are a great manner in which you can detoxify your body.
6. Herbal Tea
For hundreds of years, people have been using herbal teas such as burdock, dandelion, artichoke, etc. for detoxification.
7. Consume Clean Water
Drinking water helps your body to get rid of toxins. However, you should use a quality filter in your home to get rid of the most toxins found in water.
8. Use Natural Products for Your Skin
The skin is the biggest organ on your body, and it absorbs a lot of toxins. So, instead of using soaps, makeup, and shampoos, use natural products such as almond, coconut, or jojoba oil.
9. Physical Activity
While you are exercising the blood circulation in your body is improved, so your organs are able to process the toxins. Since toxins store in fat cells, physical activity helps you lose fat, as well as toxins. Make sure to drink plenty of water during exercising.
Massage is an excellent way to improve the natural detox system in your body, the lymphatic system. So, it would not be bad if you choose to relax with a good massage.
11. Throw Away Teflon Cookware
Teflon is made from a chemical that is very hard for your body to get rid of. So, try using cast iron or nontoxic ceramic.
12. Use Natural Sunscreens
According to research, even 84% of the sunscreen products are harmful. So, use nontoxic sunscreens, and expose yourself to the sun for 10 minutes each day because vitamin D is important for your autoimmune system.
13. Stay Away from Technology
Overusing technology is toxic. Spending a lot of times on social networks besides the advantages, it causes a lot of problems. So, make sure to use it wisely.
Since nowadays we have less free time, we often make choices which are unhealthy. That is why we need to try often to detoxify our bodies.