9 Tips to Detox Your Body Naturally

Even though you can detox your body once in a while, the best thing to do is to become accustomed to these habits as a lifestyle to enjoy better health.
9 Tips to Detox Your Body Naturally

Last update: 18 May, 2022

With the rise of the detox trend, you’re probably wondering what you can do to detoxify your body naturally because your intention isn’t to resort to any elaborate plan or method that could pose a health risk.

Some methods are simpler than others. However, the truth is that several of them can help you adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Below, we’ll tell you more about this topic and, of course, what you can do to detoxify your body naturally.

Why you should detox your body

While it’s clear that the main goal of a detox is to enjoy good health, this may sound so general that some people overlook its other benefits.

By detoxifying your body, you can improve your health but also your mood and energy levels. Your hair, skin, and nails will reflect the changes and, as a result, you’ll look and feel better. In short, you’ll be more comfortable both inside and out.

If you manage to maintain good life habits over time, you’ll enjoy a good quality of life and well-being. Thus, always try to keep in mind the benefits you’ll enjoy so you’ll do it consistently.

Tips todetoxify your body naturally

1. Stay hydrated

A woman drinking water.

Of course, to detoxify your body naturally, experts also recommended making sure that you drink enough water daily.

You don’t need to drink one or two and a half liters of water every day. You should drink depending on your thirst and your needs.

Remember that each person’s water consumption depends on several factors, such as:

  • Sex.
  • Age.
  • The state of health.
  • The physical activity you do on a daily basis and, in general, your lifestyle.

Note: If you want to know more about some properties of water and aqueous solutions, the factors that influence body water content and other related aspects, you can consult the following document from the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN).

2. Eat fresh foods

Fresh vegetables.

Base your diet on raw fruits and vegetables. They give you vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes, and antioxidants. They’re very good for stimulating cellular regeneration and helping to keep your blood clean.

Choosing healthy, fresh, and naturally sourced foods will contribute a lot to your health and well-being in general and will also help you maintain a healthy weight.

Experts also recommend incorporating more whole grains than refined flours in your diet. Other recommended options that you can enjoy are millet, quinoa, buckwheat, and oats.

3. Eliminate fried foods, refined sugars, and flours from your diet

You should avoid industrial foods, ultra-processed foods, frozen foods, fried foods, sweets, snacks, industrial drinks (including juices, teas, and flavored waters), as well as coffee, alcohol, and tobacco.

Today, the realfooding movement is inspiring people who want to start improving their eating habits and making better decisions in their daily lives.

4. Go for natural drinks instead of industrial ones

Instead of consuming soft drinks, flavored waters, teas, juices, and other industrial drinks, try to include natural homemade drinks without added sugar or sweeteners in your diet.

Some of the options you can choose from are fruit juices, smoothies, shakes, teas, and infusions. Take advantage of a dandelion, mint, chamomile, and green tea infusion!

5. Exercise daily

A woman doing a side plank.

To detoxify your body naturally, you also need to move your body and stay active day by day. Thus, avoid leading a abandon a sedentary lifestyle. Find an activity you like and start doing it.

As you get in the habit of exercising daily for at least 30 minutes, you can incorporate various other practices.

This means that, in addition to walking 30 minutes a day, you can do some cardiovascular exercises at home or complement your routine with a sport or a fun activity such as zumba.

6. Brush your body

It’s said that brushing your skin gently after a soothing bath can help to remove dead cells, dirt, and, at the same time, reactivate blood flow. This can also stimulate the lymphatic system.

Brush your body occasionally with a brush with soft, preferably natural, bristles and give your skin extra pampering.

7. De-stress!

A woman dancing.

Remember that it’s also important for you to take care of your mental health. To do this, you don’t need to look for a specific method. You just have to learn to dedicate some time, practice the activities that you like the most, or that attract your attention and, thus, release tension.

Dancing, listening to music, playing an instrument, painting, doing crafts, meditating, writing a poem, watching an episode of your favorite TV show, and eating a homemade dessert can help you experience pleasure and relax.

Remember that you have to make time for recreation, enjoyment, and relaxation.

8. Get enough sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep every day is also a very simple way to stay health. Thus, do your best to get about seven hours of sleep every day.

9. Reduce your use of fragranced products

Scented candles, air fresheners, detergents, and cleaners with artificial fragrances, as well as many cosmetics, have artificial fragrances that can overload the environment.

Try to moderate their use a bit and avoid placing so many fragranced items in the same space. Likewise, we recommend ventilating your home daily and, above all, the room where you sleep, for at least 10-15 minutes.

Put all these tips into practice and start enjoying more well-being!

  • Actividad física para la salud y reducción del sedentarismo. Recomendaciones para la población. Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad. 2015. González Corbella Mº J. El agua. Offarm. Septiembre 2006. 25 (8): 80-87.
  • Grande Covián F. Fundación Española de la Nutrición. Necesidades de agua y nutrición.
  • Liska, D. J. (1998). The detoxification enzyme systems. Alternative Medicine Review.
  • Letarov, A., & Kulikov, E. (2009). The bacteriophages in human- and animal body-associated microbial communities. Journal of Applied Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04143.x.
  • Harrison, C., Ramamurthy, S., & Hudson, S. E. (2012). On-body interaction: armed and dangerous. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’12), Stephen N. Spencer (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/2148131.2148148.
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Sueño saludable. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Julio 2013.
  • Silverman M, Deuster P. A. Biological mechanisms underlying the role of physical fitness in health and resilience. Interface Focus. Octubre 2014. 4 (5): 20140040.
  • Zota A. R, Singla V, et al. Reducing chemical exposures at home: opportunities for action. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Septiembre 2017. 71 (9): 937-940.