Have you experienced waking up in the morning feeling weary, and pretty much stay that way all throughout the day with varying degrees of lethargy? Well if you do you should definitely consider detoxifying yourself.

Our body is constantly working to dispel toxins and unwanted matter from its various systems. Over time, the body gets run down from unhealthy food choices, alcohol, caffeine, drugs, stress, and environmental toxins that are a part of modern day life. No matter how healthy your diet or lifestyle may be, external factors still require us to give the body a chance to recharge and dispel anything that may be holding us back from experiencing superior health and long-lasting vitality.

When our vital organs are placed under too much pressure and unable to work efficiently, this is when illness and disease can appear. Taking time to cleanse the body and nurture these vital organs goes a long way in prevention, and also has immediate effects - greater energy, clearer skin, better digestion, mental clarity, and so much more.



Signs that your body needs Cleansing

  • You constantly feel fatigued, stressed and overwhelmed
  • Skin breakouts and Blemishes
  • Uncomfortable and irregular digestion
  • Tired, dull and Lackluster complexion
  • You slip into making less-healthy food choices (e.g. Processed foods, Refined sugars, dairy and gluten)
  • Exposure to common environmental toxins
  • Overweight/Trouble Losing Weight
  • Insomnia
  • Brain Fog/Unable to Focus


Natural and Holistic Benefits of Detox

1. Promote Skin Health

By eliminating toxins from the body and reducing inflammation, detox supplements and drinks boost skin health and minimize the signs of aging. Strengthening the skin’s metabolic mechanisms with fruits and vegetables enhances the lustre of the skin.

2. Boost Energy and Mental Alertness

The ingredients of any detox supplements and drinks will work together to reduce inflammation, cleanse the liver and boost energy levels naturally. Without the toxin overload weighing you down, you will feel lighter and refreshed as opposed to living with fatigue, mood swings and brain fog.

3. Helps with Weight Loss

Detoxification can boost your metabolism and energy levels, leaving you feeling fresh and light throughout the day. Some fruits, like benefit-rich grapefruit, even contain special enzymes that help the body to utilize sugar, thereby boosting the metabolism and aiding weight loss.

4. Cleanse Toxins from the Body

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine investigated whether a seven-day program of detoxication, such as a heavy metal detox, can improve well-being and enhance the activity of liver detoxification pathways. As a result of the detox, there was a 23% increase in liver detoxification capacity and an increase in the urinary sulfate-to-creatinine ratio after treatment, indicating a trend toward improved liver function.

5. Reduce Inflammation

When you cleanse the liver with cleansing and give your digestion system a chance to rest by detoxification instead of heavy meals, you are reducing disease-causing inflammation and swelling within the body.



Great tips for your overall detox and long-term health:

1. Hydration

Importance: Elimination of toxic particles and the rejuvenation of cells.

Tip: Aim to drink between 1-3 L of water per day.

How to make this happen:

  • Use meal times as a reminder to hydrate. Drink 500ml water (with lemon juice if you prefer) upon rising, and repeat half an hour before lunch and dinner. Carry a water bottle with you throughout the day.

2. Exercise 

Importance: Strengthen your lung capacity/ability.

Tip: Aim to move your body regularly throughout the day

How to make this happen: 

  • Break exercise into smaller chunks of time. Take 10 minutes in the morning to stretch, go for a half hour walk before heading to work, or take the stairs instead of the elevator in your building.
  • Incorporate being active into your social life; catch up with friends for a walk, run or gym session instead of a coffee or cocktails.

3. Real, LIVE FOOD!

Importance: Specific foods assist with deactivating toxins and removing them from the body (specifically heavy metal build-up).

Tip: Aim to incorporate as many fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet as possible.

How to make this happen: 

  • Juices, smoothies and salads are a perfect place to start. Incorporate chlorophyll-rich foods such as wheat grass and barley grass, as well as herbal teas and sea plants such as nori.
  • Coriander, and foods containing citric and malic acid (grapes, oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits) as well as selenium-rich foods (such as Brazil nuts, mushrooms and sunflower seeds), have been shown to assist with the removal of heavy metal build up within the body.

4. Sleep

Importance: Sleep assists with the rejuvenation of cells and helps with the healing and repair of your heart, muscles and blood vessels.

Tip: Aim to sleep 7-8 hours per night.

How to make this happen: 

  • Be aware of the importance of sleep hygiene (avoid caffeine before bed, allow 2 hours between your last meal and bedtime, use dim lighting).
  • Make a conscious effort to wind down before rolling into bed. Put your phone down, turn off the TV, free yourself from distractions and make your sleep space as comfortable as possible.

5. Get Outside

Importance: Breathe fresh air into your lungs; receive your daily dose of vitamin D and boost your mood.

Tip: Eat more meals outdoors; every once in a while, exercise outdoors instead of in a gym or studio.

How to make this happen: 

  • If you’re going to be inside all day, take your breakfast outside to a sunny place.
  • Instead of eating lunch at your desk, go for a walk outside and sit in a comfortable, relaxing space.
  • Breathing in fresh air and feeling the sun's warmth on your skin can help to both clear your lungs and boost your mood.


DISCLAIMER

All the content on this blog, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, are solely to provide information only. Any information/statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, and should NOT be a substitute for health and medical advice that can be provided by your own physician/medical doctor.  We at Nano Singapore Shop, encourage you to consult a doctor before making any health or diet changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition.



SOURCES:

https://draxe.com/detox-drinks/

https://www.foodmatters.com/article/the-importance-of-detoxifying-your-body

https://infographicjournal.com/signs-your-body-needs-detox/