What’s the best way to detox your body in 24 hours?

Are you feeling a bit worse for wear after a heavy night out with friends? Maybe you’re just feeling a bit sluggish and want to give your body a healthy kick-start? Whatever your motivation, it doesn’t need to take long to feel full of life again. Read on to discover the best way to detox your body in 24 hours.

1. Get plenty of sleep

The very best way to detox your body in 24 hours is to get plenty of sleep. According to research by the National Institutes of Health getting good quality sleep literally cleans your mind and body. When you’re asleep your brain is cleansed of corticotropin-releasing hormones which have built up during the day due to stress and the strain of life. Also, hormones are released that support growth, repair and relaxation.

The best way to ensure a good night’s sleep is to:

  • Stick to a regular routine. That means going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time each day. 
  • Make sure your room is dark, quiet and just the right temperature. You might think about using earplugs and blackout curtains. 
  • Avoid watching screens just before bedtime as the light they emit encourages your body to produce cortisol which is the hormone that keeps you awake.

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2. Eat a healthy breakfast

If you’re feeling adventurous and have lots of time in the morning there are plenty of detox breakfast recipes online. 

Alternatively, you could just add a spoonful of Greek yoghurt, a dash of honey and/or some berries to your usual porridge or cereal. 

Berries like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are packed with antioxidants. 

Antioxidants could help prevent cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses because they protect your body against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that damage your body. They come from all kinds of sources including UV radiation, cigarette smoke, pollutants in the air, alcohol and from normal bodily processes.

Greek yoghurt contains vitamin B12, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Together these vitamins and minerals are vital for growth, repair and immunity. Honey contains a wealth of healing benefits and may even be an antidepressant!

3. Drink lemon water

Replace your usual tea, coffee or soft drinks with lemon water and/or herbal tea (see below).

Make lemon water by squeezing the juice of a whole lemon into a cup of warm water. The reason we suggest warm water rather than cold is that warm water increases blood flow, aids digestion and breaks down fat deposits

Citrus fruits contain a range of B vitamins, and lemons are very high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that breaks down free radicals and keeps your cells healthy. Vitamins B and C are recommended for detoxing the body, particularly after drinking a lot of alcohol.

You could add a few sprigs of mint to taste. Mint is a great source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that protects your body from free-radical damage.

4. Drink herbal tea

Dandelion tea is particularly great for detoxing. The leaves are a diuretic which means they prevent the bloating caused by water retention. The roots encourage the release of digestive enzymes and are very good for detoxing the liver, especially after drinking too much alcohol.

You can buy dandelion tea or make your own if you have the time. If you pick dandelions make sure they haven’t been sprayed with weed killer and give them a good wash. Ideally, pick dandelions from your own garden so you know they haven’t been sprayed.

Ginger tea is also fantastic for detoxing as it’s packed with antioxidants . As with dandelion tea you can buy it or make your own. Type ‘how to make ginger tea’ into a search engine and choose the recipe that takes your fancy.

5. Avoid refined sugar

Avoid food high in refined (processed) sugar like cakes, biscuits and sweets.

We all know that eating too much sugar is bad for our health, but did you know it can cause digestive problems, brain fog and skin rashes? You’re probably aware that it can lead to serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

You need some sugar in your diet for energy, but the problem today is that we eat too much refined sugar. If you feel a sugar craving coming on reach for food that contains natural sugar instead like raspberries, strawberries and bananas.

The reason for choosing natural sugar over refined sugar is that refined sugar is digested more quickly than natural sugar. This causes your insulin levels to rise too rapidly. It’s this rapid increase that makes you crave more and more sugar which leads to all those health problems we know about.

6. Eat leafy greens

Leafy greens are green because they contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is an antioxidant that heals and repairs the damage caused to your body by free radicals. 

Try to incorporate leafy greens into your diet (for example, bok choy, cabbage, cress, herbs, kale and spinach) and cook them in the healthiest way.

If you’re not sure how to make a meal with leafy greens, have a look online for some delicious, easy detox recipes.

7. Exercise

It isn’t scientifically proven that you can sweat out toxins from your body by exercising. However, we do know that exercise is essential for the health of your liver and kidneys which are the organs that cleanse your body.

Exercise also boosts your immune system by increasing your body’s circulation and reducing stress hormones. This lowers your risk of getting colds, flu and other viruses.

Even a 10-minute brisk walk every day can make a significant difference to both your physical and mental health. Exercise increases endorphins and lots of other hormones in the brain that can make you feel immediately happier, more energetic and motivated!

8. Take our Purification supplement

As well as following the tips above, the best way to detox your body in 24 hours is by taking our Purification supplement (https://yoursecretis.co.uk/health/purification/). Our supplement been especially formulated to detox and revitalize your body and mind, so you feel at your best again. 

Purification contains milk thistle which helps to detoxify the liver and balance sugars in the body. Milk thistle also supports a healthy digestive system and protects your cells against oxidative damage caused by alcohol, stress, exposure to UV and other pollutants. It also contains vitamin B12 and iron which combat lethargy and fatigue.

To re-set your body after a big night out or simply give yourself a healthy boost, take Purification for all the essential nutrients you need.