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Detoxification or detox has become quite a famous diet these days. This special diet basically targets removing toxins from your body and resultantly promotes overall health and weight loss.

However, your body has a natural mechanism to remove toxins from your body, and it does not need any additional diets or medications to do so.

But still, you can enhance the natural detoxification system of your body with the help of them.

Ways for detoxification

1.     Limit Alcohol

It is said that nearly 90% of alcohol is metabolized in the liver, which further metabolizes into acetaldehyde (a cancer-causing chemical) with the aid of liver enzymes.

Your liver then converts this harmful toxin acetaldehyde into a less harmful chemical called acetate and further removes it from your body.

Some of the observational studies indicated low to moderate amounts of alcohol could actually be beneficial for heart health. However, high levels of alcohol consumption can cause many health problems.

2.     Proper Sleep

Quality and enough quantity of sleep both are quite important factors in supporting your health and natural detoxification system.

When you sleep, your body recharges itself and also eliminates toxins and waste products from your body. One of the waste products includes beta-amyloid, which is a protein and plays a role in the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.

When you are sleep deprived, your body is unable to find time to perform these activities, and resultantly these toxins get accumulated into your body which can affect your health.

3.     Drink Enough Water

Water has got some amazing health benefits. It helps in digestion, lubricates joints, detoxifies the body, regulates body temperature, and allows nutrients absorption.

Your body cells need to be replenished all the time to perform functions and to get energy from the nutrients in your body.

Such processes produce waste products such as carbon dioxide and urea, which need to be eliminated to prevent any harm within your body.

4.     Reduce Intake of processed foods and sugar

Processed foods and excessive sugars are becoming a major problem for health these days.

Such high sugar and processed foods can cause obesity and other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases.

Such diseases can prevent your body from detoxifying and can also damage organs that are vital for this purpose, like kidneys and liver.

For instance, high sugary drinks can cause fatty liver that can affect your liver functioning badly.

5.     Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Antioxidants give protection to the body cells against harmful molecules called free radicals. High levels of free radicals then cause a condition called oxidative stress.

These molecules are naturally formed in your body for various cellular processes like digestion. But a poor diet, tobacco, pollution, and alcohol consumption can increase their quantities.

6.     Eat Foods High in Prebiotics

Keeping your gut healthy is quite vital for the natural detoxification system of your body. The intestinal cells consist of a detoxification system and excretion system to protect your body and especially your gut against harmful chemicals.

Prebiotics play a major role in supporting your gut health as it consists of a fiber called probiotics that aids in the growth of good bacteria in your gut.

Prebiotics further help good bacteria to produce nutrients called short-chain fatty acids that are quite healthy for your body.

Conclusion

Detox diets are best known for their ability to remove toxins and in promoting weight loss. But your body has got its own natural detoxification system.

You can definitely enhance that natural system by staying active, staying hydrated, taking a high-antioxidant diet, and taking less salt.