Give Your Body A Much-Needed Detox

An expert-backed post-party plan to clean your system 

Dr Shikha Sharma Published Oct 29, 2019 00:00:00 IST
Give Your Body A Much-Needed Detox Make fruit-infused water at home for a refreshing kick (Photo: indiapicture)

Water to the Rescue

Fluids form an important part of a detox plan. They help flush out toxins from the body. Normally each of us requires at least two litres of fluid per day but when it comes to detoxification, you need to increase it to at least three litres. Start your morning with lemon juice in warm water. Drink plenty of water. Make fruit-infused water at home for a refreshing kick such as apple-cinnamon, mint-cucumber-lemon-ginger or kiwi-strawberry-lime.

High Fibre and Fruit Diet

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and fibre, which makes them the best natural cleanser. Wholegrains also aid in detoxification because of their fibre and nutrient content. Have a balanced diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole oats and wholewheat dalia. Avoid caffeine and alcohol for a week.

Try Herbal Infusions

Herbal teas are made from dried herbs, flowers and spices and come packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants bind with toxins and flush them out of the body as a part of colon cleansing, thereby detoxifying the liver and boosting digestion. A versatile group of beverages, teas come in a variety of flavours such as tulsi, ginger, cinnamon, etc. Have cold or warm herbal infusions, two to three times a day.

Exercise and Yoga

Exercise increases blood circulation to the digestive tract and helps get rid of stored toxins in fat tissues. Try cycling, jogging and floor exercises to sweat out the toxins. Cleanse your system with yoga and meditation. Asanas such as janu sirsasana, vajrasana, bhujangasana and kapalbhati kriya help eliminate the toxins and cleanse the system.


Dr Shikha Sharma is the founder & managing director, Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth
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