A detox is not living on the toilet and eating nothing for 2 weeks. Detoxification is a natural process in our bodies that eliminates toxins acquired from our food, water, air and metabolic processes. The body eliminates these toxins through the skin and breathing, solid waste through the intestines, liquid waste through the kidneys and immune system waste through the lymphatics. The liver is our main detoxifier but over time toxins can build up. A detox involves dietary and lifestyle changes as they reduce the intake of toxins while improving their elimination over a period of 2-3 weeks. Certain foods help with different phases of detoxification while others impair it. In order to optimize the body’s detoxification abilities a dietary combination of the appropriate foods along with herbs and vitamins that support these processes is needed.
The juice of half a freshly squeezed lemon in warm waters first thing in the morning can help your liver detoxify. The lemon water helps flush out toxins and helps hydrate you in the morning when you are the most dehydrated as well.
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