We are exposed to toxins from food, water and even air all the time. Fortunately, our body has an efficient detoxification system that functions all day, every day, which is composed of the liver, skin, gut, lungs and kidneys. Our main filtration system is the liver which has two major processes. Phase 1 produces toxic free radicals, which are later taken care of by phase 2, which annihilates them. However, if phase 2 slows down, there’s a high risk of a toxic buildup. To prevent these from happening, follow the given strategies: 1. Drink Tea Drink tea and make it a routine habit. Once in the morning, another in the afternoon and third during sunset. You can have more, of course. Tea possesses antioxidants that fight free radicals and certain tea blends also contain herbs that promote further liver detoxification. Some great examples include teas containing burdock, dandelion root, milk thistle and peppermint. Green tea, black tea, white tea 2. Drink Plenty of Water Water doesn’t only hydrate the body but it also helps flush toxins out of it. Drinking at least 8 glasses per day and more if you are involved in jobs requiring strenuous activity such as construction work, if you’re an athlete or regular gym goer or if you live in a hot area. 3. Exercise Sweating is a great way to release toxins from your skin. Although a sauna visit is a great idea, exercising every day is even better. There are several ways exercise can help detoxify you. It can help you burn fat, which carries toxic chemicals. It increases blood and lymph circulation to remove metabolic waste and toxic waste from cells. Additionally, it helps you release toxins via sweat. Performing crunches can help tummy muscles and massage the colon, helping you remove fecal matter or solid waste more effectively. 4. Use Natural Cleaning Products Most cleaning products consist of a byproduct called dioxin, which is a harmful chemical that may disrupt your endocrine system and immune system. It can also increase your risk of cancer and tamper with your liver detoxification. Minimize harsh, chemical-based detergents, toothpastes and skin products and use natural ingredients such as lemon juice, baking soda and apple cider vinegar for household cleaning and even personal care. 5. Reduce Canned Foods Canned foods contain BPA, a pollutant that can stimulate free radical production in the body and exhaust antioxidant reserves, increasing your risk of chronic disease. 6. De-stress Stress, if excessive, can be detrimental to the human mind and body. It has been scientifically proven that stress promotes risk of various problems such as weight gain, high blood sugar, hypertension, IBS, liver problems and heart disease. Work on improving your stress immediately with relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation. Make sure that you get at least 7 hours of shut-eye every day as well.

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