One of the most critical elements of detoxification is drinking plenty of water – which typically equates to half your body weight in ounces per day.
For example, someone weighing 150 needs 75 ounces of water.
Hydration is essential and will help your body flush out the toxins as well as transport the necessary nutrients to the cells.
Being properly hydrated is helpful for weight loss, too! It is a natural appetite suppressant and it helps the body metabolize fat.
Being thirsty can also be mistaken for hunger. When you feel hungry quickly after eating, or at an unusual time, drink a glass of water and test this theory.
Water is a good remedy for water retention, too. That sounds contraindicative, but the body will hold onto water when it fears it is not getting enough. When you hydrate properly, your body will know it doesn’t need to panic and hoard the water source, so WHOOSH – out it goes!