Toxins surround us.
They’re in our air, food, and water. But, there are several easy ways to start transitioning into a non-toxic lifestyle and reducing the toxic burden on our bodies. Are you ready to rid toxins from your life?
Here are 5 Ways to Release Toxic Habits and Reduce Toxins:
Detox Your Diet:
Start by ditching the food dyes. A few of the most common dyes (namely Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6) contain carcinogenic compounds, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. So start reading those ingredient labels! Common foods to watch out for these are flavored applesauce, cereals, pickles, flavored yogurts, salsa, hot sauce, and some salad dressings (just to name a few).
Nourish Your Skin, Naturally:
Your skin can glow without harsh chemicals. Before you reach for your favorite moisturizer, read those product labels. What’s inside may not be as innocent as it looks. Can you pronounce the ingredients? Explain what they are? If you can’t do either, why are you willingly putting these items on your skin? There are tons of ingredients that range from questionable to potentially hazardous, and it only takes less than 30 seconds for ingredients applied topically to get into your bloodstream.
Drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day hydrates the liver and kidneys and encourages toxins to leave the body. It quenches your thirst and keeps your skin and other organs plump and hydrated. Are you sick of plain water? Lemon water and green tea are great options if you’re tired of plan H2O. You can also get a glass jar with an infuser to steep all kinds of fruit to make flavored water that you can drink throughout the day, too. So many options here!
Toss Your Plastic:
Studies are linking certain plastics to health problems. Start being mindful of how many to-go cups of coffee/tea or other beverages you get while out and out (bottled waters and juices) and invest in a glass or stainless-steel travel beverage container. It doesn’t take up much room in your bag or car and many places now offer a slight discount if you bring your own container anyway, because you’re reducing waste and helping the environment, too. You can even bring your own stainless-steel straw! All easily available for low price points on Amazon or you can support a small business with their own logo-designed travel mug offerings.
Sanitize Your Sink:
Would you wash your dishes in your toilet? If you’re not cleaning your sink regularly, you might actually be doing worse than that. The kitchen sink usually contains 100,000x the germs as the bathroom or toilet have, according to the National Health Service. So gross. Just make sure you’re using an organic sponge and a toxic-free cleaning solution so as not to negate your efforts here!
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Reduce the number of toxins in your life and allow yourself to thrive!