Toxins can build up in your body for a multitude of reasons. Whatever the reason, however, it’s important for your health that you flush them out and maintain a toxin-free body. Instead of purchasing expensive and chemical-filled detox teas or powders, next time try detoxing your body naturally. It is far less expensive, and yields more sustainable results.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

What you eat is one of the most important factors for your overall health. If you fuel your body with healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, your body will be able to rid itself of toxins naturally. Certain things you eat or drink contain toxins that collect in your liver, and can cause health concerns if not regularly flushed out. NDTV reminds us that fruits and vegetables provide your body with antioxidants that help flush out the toxins in your liver. However, don’t go crazy and eat only fruits and vegetables for a week as a way to detox (unless you’ve chosen a vegan lifestyle). If you’re eating the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables daily, your body already has the tools to regularly detoxify.

Stay Hydrated

Your body is mostly built of water. Adequate hydration is required for your body to perform its most basic tasks. According to Teravista, drinking water helps prevent dry mouth which can lead to tooth decay. Staying hydrated also contributes to things like regular organ function and keeping your immune system healthy. Another thing hydration aids in is natural detoxification. The water you drink is the mechanism that carries the toxins out of your body. If you don’t drink enough, the toxins stay put. Making sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated is key to detoxing your body in a healthy way.

Get Quality Sleep

Without sleep, your body will not have the energy to detoxify itself. Between the hours of 1 and 3 am, your liver does most of its detoxifying. If you’re asleep, your body can send its focus there and you’ll be able to naturally detoxify. However, it’s not just your liver that detoxes while you sleep. All of your organs go through a detoxification while you rest, including your brain. Because of this, it is essential to prioritize a quality night’s sleep for your health. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, and go to sleep early enough that you can get at 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

Whether you’re detoxing to lose weight, or just to feel your best, doing it in a natural way will yield the most sustainable results. The good news is, you don’t have to buy any expensive powders or supplements to properly detox your body. Go back to the health basics, and be sure you’re giving your body what it needs to thrive. Do this, and your body will detox on its own.

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