Five Healthy Tips for an Effective Detox and Cleanse | Herbal Goodness

In a way, detoxing is necessary for everyone. Because, nowadays, we are all constantly exposed to pesticides from the products we eat and chlorine from cleaning products. Not to mention the carbon monoxide released by cars all the time. Basically, all these substances block our cells, preventing them from getting rid of their junk. At the same time, they also block the entry of nutrients. That is, they interfere with important activities for the maintenance and survival of cells.

What is a detox?

Detoxification is a natural process that starts in the liver. This organ is in charge of doing the body's heavy lifting by filtering nearly 1.4 liters of blood every minute, breaking down and neutralizing toxic substances and converting them into highly reactive metabolites (molecules created during metabolic processes) which are then excreted as bile (leaving the body through the intestines as faeces), or as blood (filtered by the kidneys and converted to urea). A detox, therefore, serves to improve, enhance and support the body's natural detoxification process, decreasing the amount of toxins we ingest, as well as providing the body with the nutrients it needs to function properly. Detox is more like a holistic body-mind approach.

To help you in your approach, Herbal Goodness shares with you a series of healthy habits to adopt when you begin a detox:

  1. Start your day with water

Water is the almighty detoxifier, anti-aging and body function helper. Water on its own cushions the brain, lubricates the joints, helps the blood deliver oxygen, prevents kidney damage, helps you shed excess fat, and prevents premature wrinkles.  We recommend grabbing a designated water bottle and refilling it to your heart's content. Water is the key to everything. The hundreds of benefits of staying hydrated include a steady body temperature, effective cognitive abilities, and healthy kidney and liver function - both of which are essential in the detoxification process. Even mild levels of dehydration can disrupt these natural detoxification systems. Therefore, since the purpose of a detox is to support organs that naturally work to eliminate toxins, it is even more important to stay well hydrated during this time.

  1. Eat a varied and balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet of healthy food is the perfect way to help fuel the organs and systems that do the heavy lifting — the spleen, liver and kidneys. A colorful diet rich in fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and lean protein is highly recommended. Incorporating fiber-rich foods such as lentils, seeds, and certain fruits can also help reduce the time toxins wait in your intestines to be eliminated. A successful detox cleanse always begins by adopting a healthy, balanced diet that is as unprocessed as possible. Choose quality and organic foods if possible, as this constitutes healthy meals that are good for detoxification. You can also take natural supplements to remove toxins and free radicals from your body. Our premium organic Papaya seed juice & powder, and Body Detox Plus formula contain phytochemicals and flavonoids that work together to gently cleanse your blood, rid your body of toxins, improve circulation and support liver health & kidney function.

  1. Move your body

If you want to detox deeply, it is essential to move. Why? Because sport helps to evacuate toxins through perspiration. The ideal is to be on the move 30 minutes a day. For example, you could walk, climb the stairs several times, do a yoga session... And to go further, you could do cardio twice a week. These more intense sports sessions will allow you to eliminate superfluous fat. Practicing regular exercises stimulates blood circulation and also the lymphatic system. It also helps to improve digestion, exercise the joints, reduce tension and strengthen the body, as well as eliminate toxins from the body. 

  1. Relax and have a positive attitude

To accompany your detox process, you could also detoxify your mind by disconnecting. Indeed, the mind also needs to be purified of all the negative thoughts that constantly watch over it. We advise you to start a digital detox, that is to say, to take a break from all digital sources (social networks, internet, television, emails). Thanks to the time you will save, you could refocus on yourself and try new practices such as painting, yoga, drawing, music, reading… The possibilities are endless!

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  1. Sleep well

Of course, a healthy lifestyle begins with restful sleep. When you want to detoxify, you have to sleep between 7 and 8 hours (depending on your body's needs) to give your body time to recover. Herbal Goodness tasty Guava leaf extract liquid supplement from the amazing Guava Superfruit (also known as Guyana), is an amazing bedtime sleep support to aid relaxation and calmness. Known for its ability to keep you in a deep sleep state longer, wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.

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