Monday Motivation: 5 reasons you should detox your body

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

These times of uncertainty may have some of you over indulging , and emotional eating is a real thing. Comfort food is a go to for so many of us However in excessive consumption can cause our bodies to feel an energy decrease , sluggish, fatigue, and belly bloat. If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms it may be time to detox your body.

What Does it mean to detox ? Detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin.

Benefits of Detoxification

  1. Boost Energy Levels. The sluggish feeling we get during the day can be the result of excess toxins in the body.

  2. Support Digestion and Weight Management.

  3. Reduce Inflammation

  4. Promote Healthy Skin.

  5. Strengthen Your Immune System.

How To detox

  1. Limit Alcohol.

  2. Get adequate rest

  3. Drink More Water.

  4. Reduce Intake of Sugar and Processed Foods.

  5. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods

  6. Eat Foods High in Probiotics

  7. Decrease Salt Intake. ...

  8. Get Active

So if you are ready to detox here is a recipe that is easy to make and cost effective.


  • 1 Gallon of Spring Water

  • 1 sliced lemon

  • 1 sliced lime

  • 1 Sliced cucumber

  • mint leaves (as desired)

  • Teaspoon Grated Ginger

  • infuse overnight and drink

This detox drink will keep you hydrated, flush out toxins, bring a natural glow to your skin, improve digestion, anti-aging, boost metabolism, and enhance weight loss.

Some people detox for 3-7 days however if health problems exist consult with your physician.

By: Keiana Armani -Certified Fitness Trainer

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