Detox rule number one is to drink plenty of water (around 8-10 glasses a day depending on your activity levels).
Water itself doesn’t neutralize toxins, but water is important for the kidneys to function efficiently - as they use water to flush out waste products or toxins. If you don’t drink enough water, your kidneys cannot actively throw out metabolic wastes and may in turn hold on to toxins instead of excreting them
Detox rule number two - having regular bowel movements is a sign of a healthy digestive system - your ‘gut’ is usually the source of toxic load so focus first on eating right to improve digestion and excretion. Did you know your sleep quality also affects your bowel movements – ensure sleeping well at a specific time restfully.
Detox rule number three eat 5+ servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day as they are healthy not only because of their fiber content but they contain essential nutrients that help in excreting toxins. Strawberries, apples, papaya, broccoli, collards, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, garlic help detoxification.
Detox rule number four avoid foods and beverages that contain white flour, white sugar, saturated fat and too much salt or sugar. Opt for only complex carbs, healthy protein foods in appropriate servings (not large portions). Avoid stimulants (caffeine, nicotine), and alcohol intake. All these foods and stimulants make it tough for liver and kidneys to do their job.
Detox rule number five - exercise five days a week as staying active and exercising helps your blood and lymphatic circulation do its job efficiently. Healthy sweating also helps eliminate toxins.
Depending on your health you may need to continue taking your medicines or multivitamin and mineral supplements do discuss this with your medical adviser.