Detoxification of the body brings a number of benefits. It boosts energy, helps reduce weight, enhances skin elasticity, builds up a strong immune system, and most importantly gets rids of any excess waste in the body.
However, there is a lot of debate over following a healthy detox diet, and with endless options available, which of these diets work for best for an elderly person? Let us take a look at some steps which will definitely help in choosing the right detoxifying process for you.
1.Detox by adding specific food to your diet
There are many fad diets which people claim can do miracles for your body in terms of detoxification. I personally, am not in the favor of such ‘shortcuts,’ but believe that adding certain food or food groups to the diet naturally detoxifies the body by speeding up the process. These include but are not limited to the following:
Organic fruits – Organic fruits are free from pesticides and are high in liquid-content. These fruits help your body cleanse out toxins, are easy to digest, and are loaded with nutrition. For these reasons, organic fruits should be the first option when looking to begin detox your body. Additionally, many fruits such as black grapes and berries are also rich in antioxidants which bring forth many benefits to the body– decreasing risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Citrus fruits Citrus fruits like lemons, oranges,and limes are particularly helpful in flushing toxins out of the body. In addition, these fruits also kickstart enzymatic processes in the digestive tract. Taking a glass of warm water with lemon and honey or just lemon is the best way to start the morning and detoxify the system.
Green leafy vegetables – Chlorophyll rich or green vegetables are not only health, but cleanse your system thoroughly. Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, carrot, radish, tomato, beet, onion, etc. boost the detox process. Even garlic and turmeric are known to detoxify the system. Eating your vegetables in the raw form is said to be most beneficial which there are several methods in which you can go about ingesting them– including them in a sandwich, salad, or by making a juice blend.
2. Deep breathing
Oxygen is essential for the human body as it helps in absorbing vitamins and mineral and the best way to get continuous supply of oxygen is of course, breathing. Deep breathing is one of the best methods to intake oxygen which naturally aids in detoxification. Provided that you do not suffer from any breathing ailments, deep breathing exercises are an essential part of body detoxification whether young or old.
3. Exercise
Exercise is an easy, healthful way to help the body naturally detoxify. The logic behind this is simple– when you exercise, blood circulates in your body and supplies nutrients evenly to your organs and muscles. It increases your body’s internal temperature which is regulated by producing sweat, thereby eliminating toxins through the pores of your skin via sweat beads.
4. Hydrotherapy
Any detox plan is incomplete without hydrotherapy and there are many ways to implement hydrotherapy into your detox plan. Drinking water, hot and cold showers, dry skin brushing, saunas and soothing baths are all a few techniques through which you can practice hydrotherapy. For the elderly, injured, and those suffering from physical disabilities, special walk-in tubs are available which become especially useful in conducting hydrotherapy from the comfort of home.
Which of these detoxing treatments would you like to try? Share your views with us through comments.