Feel Your Best With Our Top Detox Secrets

By Beck Robertson / Lifestyle / August 7th, 2022

8. Drink Less Alcohol

Drink Less Alcohol

Alcohol contains the substance ethanol, which is a toxin capable of passing through the blood-brain barrier and when large amounts are consumed this can cause alcohol poisoning. Drinking in excess has been linked to multiple chronic conditions and diseases, including cancer, liver damage, cognitive decline and heart disease.

Consuming more than 3 drinks daily has been found to have a direct and damaging effect on the heart and because alcohol is broken down in the liver, which is the body’s major detox organ, too much can seriously impair your body’s natural detoxification process.

There could be an upside – some studies have found that drinking in moderation can improve risk of mortality by up to 21% – but if you drink any more than a small glass of wine daily, you’ll undo any boozy benefits. In general, it’s best to limit your intake, or even avoid it altogether if you’re trying to detox, as alcohol is not only a poison itself, it also causes toxins to build up in your body.

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