These Are The Tools You Need To Detox Safely

Keeping your home and body free from toxins is the 21st century version of sanitizing everything in sight. With more detox trends popping up every few weeks, it's important to be discerning and differentiate between the useful and the hyped up. Luckily, there are a few items that professionals recommend if you're looking to live a life with a lower toxic load.

While you may not think about indoor air quality on a daily basis, it's one of the key foundations of our health. Think about it, every second of every day we're breathing in something — it's smart to make sure that your air is clean. According to Good Housekeeping, indoor air can have up to five times the pollutants that outdoor air contains. While the jury is still out on their health benefits, air purifiers may seriously benefit people suffering from allergies or asthma, the outlet explains. Plus, if you like the idea of having top-quality air, this may be for you. 

Another part of your home that may need purifying is your water. Since tap water can contain anything from lead from old pipes to old pharmaceutical drugs and even hair care products, The New York Times reports, it's wise to consider investing in a high quality water filter for your drinking and your shower water. According to Goop, the level of contaminants depends on where you live, however, but investing in a reverse osmosis filter may help you sleep a little easier at night. Other options include shower head filters and bath filters — just make sure they remove all of the heavy metals and chemicals.

Some detox tools are free

When it comes to detoxing your system, the simplest tools to help your body reset are free. Byrdie explains that there's no real substitute for getting a lot of rest as a way to detox. Carielle Nikkel, MS, RDN, and director of nutrition at Persona Nutrition, tells the outlet that, "Quality sleep gives your body the time and space it needs to rid itself of toxins."

As for flushing your system, drinking a lot of purified water and tea can aid in the process. Getting vitamins and minerals that your body needs from supplements or food varieties can help your body detox as well, the outlet explains. For instance, zinc and Vitamin D can be difficult to get from your diet by itself, so make sure that the vitamins you're taking line up with any deficiencies you may have. Keeping your organs humming along, these vitamins can aid in the detoxification process. 

From here, getting your probiotics and antioxidants will do the rest of the work for you. Berries, leafy greens, and various spices all provide high levels of antioxidants, while yogurt, kimchi, and other fermented foods will aid your gut microbiome, Healthline explains. With a stocked fridge and various tools ready to go, you'll be feeling cleansed and energized in no time.