7 Cheap Ways to Do a Full Body Detox

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Do you feel like you are in a permanent state of sluggishness? Do you always feel weighed down from being bloated? If your answer to these two questions is yes, you may benefit from a full body detox. 

While you can go into detox with the determination and drive to put your body back on track It’s easy to back down once you see the price tag on some of the methods. We’re here to tell you to not to give up so soon on your cleansing goals. 

There are ways that you can cleanse cheaply that are just as effective as the options with a dollar tag. Keep reading for a few ways to detox your body on the cheap. 

7 Frugal Ways To Do Cleanses

1. Drink Water with Lemon 

When it comes to detox, water is key. You want to load yourself up on the stuff. Drink a hot glass of water in the morning coupled with a bit of lemon juice to get your liver awake with you. 

If you don't enjoy the bitter taste that comes with lemon you can substitute it with apple cider vinegar. It allows you to absorb iron and vitamin B and increase how much stomach acid you produce. 

During the day it's tempting to drink coffee to get you through work. This is fine but you want to drink 8 ounces of water for each coffee that you chug to flush your kidneys. 

2. Sweat it Out 

One effective and free way to get rid of toxins in your body is to sweat them out. Incorporating a morning jog into your daily routine can get your blood pumping and the sweat pouring. 

If you don't like the idea of exercise the only requirement here is to sweat. You can get the same effect by visiting a sauna. The only thing you miss out on is the feel-good endorphins that are released in your brain when you exercise. 

3. Eat Nutrient-Enriched Food

Your body can't go through a proper detox if you don't give it the right supplies. In this case nutrient-enriched foods. So, head to your local grocery store and grab some of these amazing detox foods. 

  • Leafy greens 
  • Broccoli
  • Citrus fruit
  • Brazil nuts
  • Beets 
  • Fermented veggies 
  • Raw milk
  • Pasture-raised eggs
  • Cod liver oil 
  • Wild caught fish 

Some of these items are more expensive than others but you can always wait for sales and then bulk up.

4. Reduce Your Sugar Intake

The only thing that could make that cup of coffee worse is piling on the white sugar. Sugar acts as an inflammatory. It stops up your GI tract and gets in the way of detox.

This doesn't mean that you should be dipping into the Splenda and artificial sweeteners. They can hold as many toxins as regular white sugar. 

If you want to sweeten your drinks go with more natural methods such as honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and molasses. 

5. Calm Down On the White Bread

As good as peanut butter sandwiches on white bread are, you want to avoid them. The bread specifically. White flour and bread clog up your digestive system. You need your digestive system to have normal bowel movements. 

It's a domino effect really because you need normal bowel movements to clear out toxins from your body. If you can't get it out of your body it sort of sits there. Not very productive.

Instead of halting progress by reaching for the sandwich bread grab Kamut flour, quinoa flour, cornmeal, brown rice flour, buckwheat, or whole grain bread.  

6. Sleep

Your body can't do much without a good night's sleep. You want to lay down in your bed by at least 10 pm and sleep for a full 8 hours. During this time your body will enter a rest state and start to repair itself.

During this repair process, your body will flush toxins out. It can't do that if you stay up until midnight and are restless throughout the entire night. If you find it impossible to get to bed at a reasonable hour, take a moment to think about your process. 

If you tend to eat large meals before bed this can stop you from sleeping because the food will back up. You'll experience awful heartburn which will leave you tossing and turning. 

If you scroll through your phone before bed that can disrupt the sleep process. If you must read something before bed, grab a book. If you tend to work on your bed you'll want to stop because your body will start to associate your bed with work. 

There is more advice we could give you to get yourself to sleep so your body can detox but these are just the basics. 

7. Try Gentle Methods 

Do you want to try and ease yourself into detox safely? There are a couple of easy and cheap methods for doing that as well. You can soak in a warm bath with Epsom salts. 

You can also try castor oil packs and getting a massage. These options won't completely detox you like some of the others on this list but they will lay down a good foundation for safe methods of detoxing. 

How to Do a Full Body Detox On the Cheap

Have you been feeling bloated and sluggish lately? You may be able to benefit from a full body detox. While you may think that it's too expensive to accomplish you would be wrong.

There are plenty of ways that you can do a detox and stay within a reasonable budget. Try out some of the options on this list to start feeling like yourself again.

Half of the battle of detox is picking out the right foods to eat. Check out the recipe section of our blog for a few awesome options. 

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