Detoxification -The Key to a Healthier Life

Stephy Gandhi

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Detoxification word itself suggests the removal of toxins from the body

Detoxification is defined as the “the physiological removal of toxic or harmful substances from the body which are carried out by the liver.”

Now let’s discuss what we can be called as toxins?

The toxins are substances produced through biological processes in our body. Our body ingests both natural and manmade toxins through the environment.

Let’s take a look at some of the toxins:

Natural toxins are air pollutants like ozone and nitrogen dioxide inhaled by our body and lead to many respiratory problems such as Cancer, asthma etc.

Another is nicotine found in a tobacco, coffee and aereated drinks leaf is the toxin.

The person should go for detoxification if he/she is habituated with drugs/alcohol or suffering from health problems such as constipation, hormonal imbalances, food allergies, skin problems etc. Also, one most important thing to be considered diabetic or malnourished person and pregnant women should not go for a detox diet and the person should consult a physician before going for detoxification.

Now come to the heart of the article- How Detoxification Benefits us.

Boosts Energy level

An energy boost is the first benefit you will notice after starting the detox diet means you will feel more energetic throughout the day. This is because you are cutting the sugar, saturated fat, caffeine which cause energy crashes and you are replacing them with the fresh vegetables and fruits which are the natural energy boosters.

It is essential to stay well-hydrated while on any detox diet as it can also be the source of increasing energy level.

Weight loss and management

One of the best aspects of starting a detox diet is that it helps you in long term weight management. Detox drinks boost metabolism in the body which helps in weight loss. Following are the fruit-based detox drinks which helps in weight loss:

Apple cider vinegar:

The acetic acid present in apple cider vinegar which boosts the metabolism process and thus helps in weight loss and management.


The pectin fibre presents in the lemon help you to shed extra kilos as it helps you to feel full for a longer period of time.


Ketones in Raspberries helps to prevent weight gain as well as Vitamin B and C which are good for skin.

Remove the Toxins from the body

The main purpose of detoxification is to get your body rid of toxins which are accumulated for a long time. Most detox programmes are designed to stimulate the body to purge itself, helping the kidney to do its thing as well as the kidneys and colon. Cleansing the colon an important part of the detoxing process as these toxins need to exit the body.

Better and Stronger immune system:

Detoxification helps the body by increasing the absorption of more nutrients which makes a stronger immune system.

When we go for a detox programme, certain herbs and exercises should include in diet plan as it helps the lymphatic system by circulating lymph fluid through the body and strengthen the immune system.

Better Breath

The removal of toxins has some pleasant side effects before it improves your health. During the detoxication process, Colon cleanses because those toxins need to be released from the body and your breath may actually worsen that time but it is finished it will be better.

Improves Skin Tone

Skin is the largest organ of your body. You will expect positive results after detox programme. Some detoxes include Sauna element which able you to sweat naturally thus it removes the toxins from your skin. As air pollutants and chemical deposits on the skin which makes wrinkles and patchy. But detox drinks loaded with Vitamin C make your skin rejuvenated and glowing.

During the detoxification process, you will experience itchiness on the skin, as it is the clearing up process and this is the sign that you are on the right track with your programme.

Healthy and Shiny Hair

Healthy, Shiny hair is the crowning glory of every woman. As your hair follicles get the right nutrients which help in growing healthy hair. A build-up of toxins prevents those nutrients from getting and makes the hair dry, brittle.

Clear Thinking

During Detoxication, meditation is also advised to get in touch with your body. The sugar crashes and unhealthy diet give a negative impact on our mind so detox cation helps in this way.

Slows Signs of Aging

Detoxification helps you slow down the ageing process by reducing toxins that make the skin damage.

Managing Stress

Cortisol is the main hormone which is released during times of acute and chronic stress. When cortisol levels are higher than normal then it affects liver function. So while taking a blood sugar balancing diet that will help hormonally to regular cortisol levels.

Improves Liver Function

Our lifestyle habits may be working against our liver so it is necessary to give a regular detox diet to the liver because it helps in filter out the toxins from the food we consume and help in providing digestive juices by disintegrating them from the healthy nutrients.

For example, you can make the detox drink by mixing fresh and juicy cucumbers with drinking water and sip through the day. This drink work as a diuretic which stimulates the urination thus toxins are removed from the body.

Provide Micronutrients to body

Micronutrient deficiency is one of the leading causes of disease and even mortality. So by consuming detox drinks helps in providing essential vitamins and minerals which are needed for optimal health.

Detoxification not only removes the toxins from the body but also giving positivity in life.

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