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How to Cleanse Your Body Naturally

Getting rid of all the toxins and waste in our body is a perfect way to feel refreshed. Instead of opting for a cleansing method that can cause side effects, it is advised to go the natural way. This HolisticZine article tells you how.
HolisticZine Staff
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2018
Our body endures a lot of physical as well as mental stress. It is exposed to a lot of toxins, but many times, it is not able to get rid of these toxins. Hence it becomes imperative to undertake a process to cleanse it naturally.
What is Body Cleansing?
Many times, it is so observed that the harmful substances remain in the body for years after you give up habits detrimental to your health, such as smoking and drinking alcohol. It is wrongly assumed that it should be done by people who have unhealthy habits. Even people who follow a healthy lifestyle should go in for a body cleanse, because they are also exposed to multitude of chemicals and toxins. The most important advantage of body cleansing is that it keep the diseases at bay. There are multiple ways to cleanse your body naturally.
How to Cleanse Your Body The Natural Way
The simplest way to flush out the toxins in a natural manner is with water. Water is the best cleanser of the human body. We keep reading every where, that we should consume at least 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday, but rarely do we follow it. Although there is no specific measurement recommended as ideal intake of water each day (since it depends on various factors), it has been advised that one should drink water before and after performing any form of exercise, and during and between each meal of the day.
Even though it is a bit extreme, fasting is one of the ways suggested to detox your body. There are different types of fasts, which you can undertake. Some of the types are water fasts, vegetable juice fasts, fruit juice fasts, only vegetables, or only fruits. It is said that we should to fast once a week, to help the body in self healing. Some people do also undertake longer fasts, but that should be done only under medical supervision. After the fast, you should make sure you eat fresh, healthy, and nutritious food. There are some who recommend consumption of organic food, as it is free of harmful pesticides, insecticides, growth hormones, sulfates, and preservatives.
When you are in the process of cleansing your body, the most important part is the colon. If the colon is clean, majority of the body is clean as well. Hence, if need be you may want to try enema for colon cleanse. Consume foods that are high in fiber as fibers keep the gastro-intestinal tract empty. Make sure you make vegetables and fruits a major part of your diet.
Our body often becomes a host to parasites and it is observed that these parasites leave eggs in our bodies. In order to flush out these eggs, cloves can be used as a natural method. If there are adult parasites in the body, you can make use of pumpkin seeds. They are said to be very beneficial.
To clean the liver, bitter tasting food items are said to work wonders. You may want to try fruits with a bitter-sweet or tangy taste to them. They will cleanse the liver as well as stop toxins from spreading to other parts of the body.
A small tip would be to decrease the size of junk food and increase water and consumption of fruits. This will help you to cleanse your body naturally of the toxins and impurities present in it.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.