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Detoxification - Can Exercising Be Of Any Help?

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Dr. Ritu Singh 87% (53 ratings)
M.Sc - Clinical Nutrition, B.Sc - Home Science, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad  •  6 years experience
Detoxification - Can Exercising Be Of Any Help?

Our body tends to face a lot of different harmful elements when we are working throughout the day. Our body gets stressed, comes in contact with harmful substances and also our diet can get hampered due to a busy schedule. That is why it is so important to keep our body fresh and clear of all these harmful materials.

One such way of getting rid of these harmful elements is detoxification. So in this article, we will be talking about different ways to detoxify our body and why we should start detoxifying our system immediately.

 

How Can Exercising Promote Detoxification?

When we involve ourselves in increasing movement and physical activities, our body gets stimulated. The increased physical exercises help to flush out the lungs and it promotes the movement in our gut in a much better manner. Our skin glands also open up and help to release the harmful toxins via perspiration.

 

Other than that, the blood circulation in our system is improved and it also promotes the secretion of lymph which allows the different organs especially the lymph nodes and liver to get rid of different unnecessary body fluids. When you are engaged in physical activities, you need to rehydrate yourself with water and an increased volume of water in our body clears the kidneys. This keeps the kidneys in a much better condition.

Digestion is also affected in a positive way when we exercise. The digestive system experiences less constipation, improved bowel movements and better excretion of harmful wastes is possible.

Yoga is a form of exercise which is very much helpful in promoting blood flow and increase the system's bowel movement. Yoga also helps all the body parts and muscles to engage in extensive work which helps them to perspire and you will feel fresh. As a result, stress due to increased toxin count is also kept under control.

So, as you can see that exercise and detoxification of the body are closely related to each other. But not everyone and every day we get the opportunity to commit ourselves in extensive exercise especially when we have different responsibilities on our shoulders, right? However, there are other ways in which you can detoxify your body and maintain a healthy lifestyle easily.

Dietary Elements Which Detoxify The Body:

Apart from exercising regularly, you can also bring some important changes to your diet to detoxify the body. There are several foods and other edibles which can easily promote detoxification. So here are some of those food elements which can help you in this case.

FRESH CRANBERRY JUICE:

Drinking cranberry juice can help your body in various ways. Berries contain a significant amount of antioxidants and other important detoxifying ingredients which will help you to detoxify the body. Cranberry contains important minerals like vitamin C and manganese. Cranberry juice also helps to prevent different infections in the urinary tract and combats stress hormones effectively. Drinking a full glass of Cranberry juice every morning will surely improve your lifestyle. Generally, two 16-oz. glasses of full-strength of this juice can be easily consumed. But you can also choose to drink a single glass every day.

Apple or Apple Juice:

You must be aware that apples not only taste good but they also contain vitamins, fibre and minerals. Phytochemicals and pectin are also important components of an apple. These help to flush out different additives and harmful toxic chemicals in our body especially the blood. The juice contained in Apple also helps in digestion by stimulating bowel movement and keeping it hydrated. You can eat the apple raw or also turn it into a juice. Both ways of consuming apples can help you detoxify your body. You can keep one thing mind while buying apples that organic apples are much richer in antioxidants.

Lemon or Lemon Juice:

Lemons are one of the best sources of antioxidants and positive elements which helps the body to get a detoxifying boost all over the body. All kind of citrus food is a brilliant source of detoxification. Lemons can easily help to cleanse the organs and the blood from harmful toxins. Since Lemons contain Vitamin C, they can also help your digestive system to get rid of gas. One of the best ways to consume lemon is to mix it with warm water and drink it every morning.

 

Very Healthy Reasons To Start Juicing:

Juicing is one of the best ways in which you can detoxify your body. So here are the different reasons because of which you will need to start juicing as soon as possible on a regular basis.

When you regularly start juicing, it will help your body to absorb important and essential nutrients. Many people suffer from weak digestive or metabolic system which does not allow them to absorb good minerals. But juicing helps to ‘predigest’ the food. This will make your metabolism much stronger.

If you don't like consuming raw fruits, juicing will help your body to enjoy the minerals. Other than that, you will be easily able to drink it anytime and anywhere you want. Just have a sip and help your body detoxify all the harmful elements present in it.

 

Juicing helps to expose your body to essential minerals of different fruits and vegetables. You can also easily choose them based on your likings and taste preferences. Thus, it is much easier and more satisfying to consume.

Any kind of fruit or vegetable juice helps to boost your energy significantly. Fruits help to inject different minerals like sugar, carbohydrates and other vitamins which increase the energy levels of the body. It also helps the body to stay hydrated, thus you feel more fresh and energetic.

Your metabolism also receives a boost when you consume a juice every day. An improved metabolism supplies more energy and seamless blood supply to the organs. As a result, you feel rejuvenated and have the ability to engage in different physical activities.

Juice contains important ingredients like phytochemicals and antioxidants which helps the metabolism to improve. Due to an effective and brilliant metabolism, you will be less prone to diseases and serious medical issues which can be caused by foreign items. Other problems like different cardiovascular problems can also be prevented.

 

Free radicals can pose a serious threat to the body system. Juices help to fight these free radicals which can different ageing effects also. Almost every fruit or vegetable juice helps to reduce the number of free radicals.

So, as you can see that juicing can help your body to remain fit and fine throughout the year. It is very much recommended that you choose at least one kind of fruit or vegetable which you can drink as a juice regularly. Apart from exercising on a regular basis, consuming different juices is always a good choice.

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