Home remedies to detoxify your body from pollution and junk food

Home remedies to detoxify your body from pollution and junk food

Detoxification – the phrase itself seems so soothing. Every day we all are exposed to a number of toxins that are present everywhere – our food, the environment and the ones that are produced in our body as a system process. These toxins could be anything from harmful chemicals, pesticides in foods, metals and chemicals or even pollutants present in the air. The thing that is to be worried with is that these substances are often poisonous and can negatively impact our health in a big way.

The process of detoxification helps our body to get rid of these unwanted and harmful elements that gets accumulated in our body over a period of time by extracting them out. Our body has its natural ability to remove toxins from inside, where our lungs along with several other organs and systems works 24 X 7 to get the job done efficiently. But the ever increasing contamination in the environment and otherwise it is vital that we support our internal body system to optimize and support its function.

Most remedies help at waste and toxic removal from the body aims at flushing out these toxins from the liver and gallbladder. Moreover, detoxification has numerous health benefits apart from removal of toxins alike – increased immunity, combating fatigue, clearer and shiny skins, stimulating blood flow and circulation, regular bowel movements, improved metabolism and many more.

Well for gaining all these benefits, you don’t have to go out or need any expert guidance or advice. The best way to self-detox the body is to eat fresh and clean. Follow these simple home remedial solutions and feel lighter and healthier:

  1. Flush Out Toxins with Water

Our kidneys filters blood and produces urine, which is made up of wastes and unwanted fluids. Water helps in the functioning of the kidneys well. Our urine which is generally straw in colour turns yellowish when the body is deprived of adequate water supply.

Drink plenty of water, atleast 8 to 10 glasses a day in normal, and more in summers as there is substantial loss of water from the body due to sweating. Water is a natural cleanser that not only cleans our systems by flushing the impurities efficiently out but also keeps us hydrated, boosts energy and keeps you away from skin issues.

  1. Go Fasting

Fasting hold a lot of ritualistic importance in the Indian culture, but it has numerous health benefits attached to it also. One way to go about it is by having only fruits and vegetables for a day and two and avoid any heavy meals or other foods. It is for sure will rejuvenate the body and provide the much need break it needs.

The fruit and veggie fast will help you keeping light by providing adequate rest and low down of load on your gut.

  1. Try Raw Juices Made at Home

Raw fruits and vegetable juices of apples, berries, spinach, cucumbers, beets and lettuce are highly beneficial for the body and very effective in removing harmful toxins. You can include these juices in your daily diet, but to get the best results, it is advisable to go on for a day only on these juices.

Enriched with numerous vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients, these fruit and vegetable juices will flush out all the harmful toxins from the body and make you feel rejuvenated and reinvented from inside.

  1. The Apple Cider Vinegar Therapy

Apple cider vinegar is enriched with high doses of probiotics and gut-friendly enzymes and has the capability to improve metabolism, maintain pH balance and helps in weight loss. Adding apple cider vinegar to any of your healthy regular drinks promotes kidney and liver cleansing.

In a cup of warm water, add a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with some ginger, cinnamon powder and honey. Mix all well and have warm for fat loss and cleaner organs. A balanced diet with adequate proteins, fibre-rich carbs, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats along with apple cider vinegar drink is a perfect way of naturally cleaning the body.

  1. Go for Green Tea

Green tea is one of the most effective method to replace your favorite cup of coffee and load the body with caffeine. Full of anti-oxidant properties, have capabilities to protect against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Moreover, green tea is a natural cleanser and regular consumption helps in eight loss, boosts metabolism and helps in controlling hair loss. Drink two to three cups daily for better results.

  1. Try the Epsom Salt Bath

Mix a cup or two of Epsom salt in your bathtub filled with warm water. Soak yourself for 15 to 20 minutes twice or thrice a week. It helps in increasing the levels of magnesium in the body which is a requirement of the detoxifying cells of the body. It is great to detoxify out metals from our body.

Apart from it, magnesium in needed by the body for stronger immunity and helps in relieve from joint and muscular pains and aches. It is however, not recommended for people with high blood pressure and heart issues.

After a detox we are sure to feel better there are also many health benefits such as a better digestive system, rejuvenating the body, improved mental clarity, better sleep, minor ailments clear up, more energy and weight loss.


The article is authored by Dietitian Sheela Seharawat. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneurs of India and founder & chief mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt Ltd  http://www.dietclinic.co.in.

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