- Keeping unhealthy foods at home
One of the best things you can do when you start a new diet is clear out all the unhealthy foods from your kitchen. A detoxification diet is not an exception to this rule. Start with removing all the processed, toxin-laden foods from where you can access them easily.
- Not reading food labels
The rule for avoiding eating and drinking toxins is deceptively simple: start reading food labels. You can’t really know what is in the foods that you eat unless you do. If you take your time to study the labels, you will quickly know if a food is good for you or not.
- Eating out
While not every restaurant out there serves foods loaded with toxins, the majority of them do. One of the reasons why food at restaurants tastes so good has to do with chefs using a lot of salt and butter during cooking. There’s only one place where you can have total control of the foods that you eat and that place is your own kitchen.
- Eating too fast
A lot of people eat as if they are participating in an eating competition. When you are eating too quickly and aren’t chewing your food well, you are placing your digestive system into a state of a significant stress. Eating slowly and chewing everything you eat thoroughly is an important step to having a healthy digestive process.
- Drinking beverages with meals
When you drink beverages with food, you dilute both your saliva and your stomach acid. Saliva breaks down your food while your stomach acid destroys many toxins that your food may contain. For these reasons, diluting them is not a good idea.
- Not doing a bowel cleanse annually
Your bowels can be extremely effective, yet all the toxic elements in the environments that we live in are making their jobs harder. To keep your bowels clean and productive, have a cleanse once a year. It will ensure that the bowels are not affected by toxins and that they operate the way they should.
- Not exercising at least 30 minutes a day
Human body is built to be active, which is why physical activity is something you must be engaging in on a regular basis. No matter what your age or current physical shape, exercise is one of the ways that will help your body function the way it is supposed to.
- Not sweating enough
Exercising to a level where you start to sweat is a great way to get toxins out of your body. Your sweat glands do a terrific job of removing harmful substances from your body and you should be taking advantage of that on a regular basis.
- Not taking supplements
Unless you eat a 100% organic diet full of whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables, you need to supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals.
- Not drinking enough water
Thirst is one of the responses of a human body that occurs when it’s too late to fix it. When you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. The majority of your body consists of water and your body needs a lot of liquid water to function properly. Drinking a lot of water will help you stay and feel healthy.