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8 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body

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8 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body
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No fad retreats or spas. These easy ways to recuperate from 2011 will make 2012 the best (and healthiest) year ever.

#1 CUT YOUR SUGAR INTAKE
A seasonal detox is an effective way to clear your body of toxins. If you eat more sugar, you ask your body for more insulin, straining your pancreas and wearing yourself out. In the long term, this kind of habit can cause you to become chronically fatigued, diabetic, develop cancer, and pack on excess weight."

#2 START WITH WATER
Drink a tall glass of water with juice from half of a lemon in the morning. "Lemon helps re- hydrate the system and promotes digestion, which will help the flow of waste out of your body."

#3 MOVE YOUR BODY
Regular exercise encourages circulation in the blood and lymph system. Doing so will also enhance digestion, reduce tension, lubricate joints, and strengthen your body. It's a proven fact. People who exercise regularly have far fewer total toxins in their systems.

#4 DRINK A LOT OF HERBAL TEA
"Not only is tea full of antioxidants, it hydrates you (especially if it's herbal) and fills you up," says Ashley Karr, a research psychologist and wellness coach. "This means you will be less likely to overeat or eat the wrong things!" Keep in mind, the caffeine in tea is different than the caffeine in coffee—it's gentler on your system. It'll also give you a pick-me-up minus the jitters.

#5 EAT ORGANIC
A colorful variety of fruits and veggies should be the main focus of your diet, along with whole grains, beans and legumes, and small amounts of nuts and seeds.” You should eat whole plant foods because processed foods lack the nutrients your body needs. Dark green vegetables, for instance, are full of micronutrients and are very low in calories, so you can eat a lot of them.

#6 COMBAT ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS
Flush your nasal passages regularly with a Neti Pot. Doing so can eliminate the side effects of air pollutants and lead to better breathing naturally. If you use the Neti Pot before bed, even better— it will enhance your sleep.

#7 SWEAT IT OUT IN A SAUNA
Use a sauna regularly. "There's nothing more detoxing than sweating it out," she says.

#8 EXFOLIATE
Skin brushing and oil massages will help exfoliate the toxins from your skin and refresh circulation.