Last Updated on July 29, 2020 by Yuvika Iyer
Step by Step Guide to Live Healthy
Do you want your best health and be able to maintain it?
I am going to show you simple detox tips that are quick and easy to do.
Let’s get started on the journey to live healthy.
I discovered that ancient medicine systems knew the importance of regular cleansing practices.
Today, we have incidences of high toxicity in body due to environmental pollutants.
With the changing world, we need to adopt simple and effective lifestyle practices.
Once I understood this simple but life-changing principle, I went to put it to work. And guess what?
I found that small diet and lifestyle changes can make a phenomenal difference.
Keeping it simple works.
Here, I am sharing with you the choices you can make for better health.
Pick one from any of the 17 tips to get started today.
Detoxification is a natural process that your body performs every single day. To keep the detox system working at an optimal level, you need to make it a habit.
Detoxification should be a part of your lifestyle and not a one-time activity.
The easiest thing to do, but we rarely pay attention to it.
Water is one element that is essential to flushing out toxins from the body. So, make sure you have at least 8-10 glasses of pure, filtered water each day.
Coconut water, sparkling water, and infused waters count as well.
But only if they don’t contain added sugars or additives.
Organic is a food product grown without any fertilizers or pesticides. Though it’s expensive, the benefits more than makeup for it.
When you have a choice, pick organically grown produce.
Make sure the product has an organic tag or label.
Your body will thank you for making this healthy choice!
Soak it Up
We are all guilty of this.
How many times did you eat strawberries from their packaging, without washing them?
Well, yes the produce comes in a box.
But good packaging doesn’t mean its contents are clean.
Spend five minutes soaking your fruits and veggies in an apple cider vinegar bath.
It is an easy and quick way to cleanse your veggies and fruits of all surface contaminants.
Fill your sink with water and add 2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar in it. Now soak your veggies and fruits for about ten minutes and rinse them off.
Do it once and see the dirty residue filled water that’s left over.
It will help you to make it a regular practice. Do remember to scrub and rinse the produce when you are rinsing it.
Eat fresh food to live healthy. This is a quick way of getting rid of chemicals in your food.
Quit the plastic packaging and pick up produce when it’s fresh. Plastic is guilty of having a whole lot of chemicals and BPAs (bisphenol A).
It is synthetic chemicals used in different kinds of food packaging. BPA can be harmful to your health.
You can avoid BPA in water too. Prefer glass bottles or BPA free plastic bottles for storing or carrying it around.
Pick Local Fish
If you like to have fish, pick the local and coastal variety.
Skip the canned tuna or deep sea fish that has added preservatives and salt.
Tuna is also high in mercury that is harmful to your body. If you want to have it, keep a limit of once a fortnight.
Did you know that nonstick cookware has a chemical coating that covers the food?
Each time you use it, a small non-stick coating wears off and attaches itself to your food.
The same is true for aluminum.
I recently discovered this and switched to using good quality stainless steel cookware. I also prefer cast iron skillet for all the pasta and stir-fried dishes.
Skip Fast foods
Okay, you probably know this one quite well. Anything that comes out of a box or packet should be eaten sparingly.
Conventional restaurant foods such as KFC or McDonald’s should not be on your meal plan for the week.
They have trans-fats, high salt and sugar content that your body doesn’t need at all.
If you want to live healthy, pick healthier options like salads, smoothies, whole wheat breads.
We all use cleaning products in our homes, without knowing their ingredients.
Many cleaning products have dirty chemicals that you can do without. If you have pets or little children at home, rethink on their use.
Those dirty chemicals can be allergic to your loved ones or may even cause infections.
Buy natural cleaning products in bulk.
You can even make them yourself on the weekends or whenever you have a bit of time.
Make them ahead of time and store them in BPA free plastic spray bottles.
Did you know that your face wash or shampoo can have up to 12 chemicals each?
Personal care products use many petrochemicals that can be harmful to you. They are also used every day.
Make a habit of reading labels when you pick products. Prefer the ones with the lowest number of chemicals.
Pick natural products that don’t have parabens, sulfates, fragrances, and phthalates. Spare your body the agony of the chemical overload.
Read More: Top 10 Essential Oils to Purify Your Home
Being active is different from exercising. Try to do both every day.
Walking to the supermarket or taking the stairs at work are examples of being active.
Exercising is when you keep aside time to walk, run, jog or workout in the gym.
Pursuing any other intense activity or sports also counts as exercise.
Make sure the exercise lasts at least 30 minutes a day.
It is a great factor in flushing out toxins from the body. Another positive result is your enhanced metabolic rate that keeps your body healthy.
Heal Your Gut
Want to live healthy?
Then eat your way to a healthy gut.
Pick up at least one digestion-friendly food.
Choose from fruit-flavored yogurt, kefir, miso soup, tempeh, kim chi or kombucha tea.
You can also pick fiber infused foods.
Oats, apples, whole grain breakfast cereals, broccoli, sweetcorn, beans, pulses, nuts, and seeds.
Brush it Off
Toxins also accumulate in our tongue.
Each time you eat, a whole lot of food sticks to your tongue.
When you wash your mouth, these food specks and remains won’t go away.
Try softly brushing or scraping your tongue to scrub these food remains away.
Everyone breathes, but how many of us know the right way to breathe?
Lungs are one of the most important tools in eliminating toxins from the body.
When you learn to breathe well, the process of flushing out toxins happens every day.
Include onions, garlic, and cruciferous vegetables in your diet.
So, you can have collards, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.
These food items have good sulfur content that helps the body to perform detoxification naturally.
Say bye to White Foods
White foods include white bread and sugar.
Croissants, buns, cake, waffles and everything made from white flour is empty calories. It doesn’t help you be healthy and just adds to the weight.
Try to make healthier choices by picking whole wheat or whole grains.
Keep cakes for occasions where you can have them without guilt!
Cleaning up is essential to live healthy.
Empty your bowel once a day.
It is vital to give your body an exit route for all the toxins. Make sure that you do your daily ablutions at the same time each day.
Any bowel irregularities should be taken seriously. Report it to your doctor if you feel anything is amiss.
Relaxing your mind is also detoxification. Relieving your mind from all the stress is vital. To detoxify completely, both the body and mind should be completely at ease.
Mind is one of the most neglected parts of our body. Practicing meditation can be a great boost to help relieve stress.
I have listed 17 steps here that you can take to help your body to detoxify.
Pick the ones you find easy to do.
Or maybe the one that catches your fancy!
You will notice that your body pays attention and will start getting back on track.
Doing these simple yet powerful acts will bring about positive changes soon.
When you find yourself sluggish and full of toxins, don’t despair.
You can adopt these quick but effective lifestyle changes to get yourself back on track.
Drinking more water, having more veggies and junking salt and sugar can go a long way in keeping you healthy.
Get ahead on the path to flush out toxins from the body. Let yourself evolve to a better and healthier self. Getting started is key.
Avoid processed foods and try to exercise daily to stay active.
Say “YES” to a healthier and toxin-free you!!