Detox Your Body!!
Detox Your Body!!: Water retention means excess of water buildup in the blood, body tissue and cavities. It leads to weight gain, puffiness, swollen knee, bloating and discomfort. Water retention can lead to accumulation of toxins in our bodies that can often affect our health. These toxins are the cause various health issues. There are however, ways to vanish them – and natural detox is a great option.
- Blood Detoxification:
Blood detoxification refers to cleaning the blood so that it gets rejuvenated and performs its task optimally. It helps to improve immunity, Toxic blood hampers its working whereas detoxified blood enhances its functioning. Blood cleansing also removes the extra cholesterol along with the wastes from the body of those who consume refined foods in large amounts, detoxification process includes loads of anti-oxidants intake, they neutralize all the harmful effects of free radicals which might cause cancer.
Ways to Cleanse the Blood Naturally It is advised to feed on lots of green veggies such as cabbage, lettuce, spinach, watercress, kale, broccoli, etc; foods that stimulate the liver to encourage the detoxification.
- Lymph Detoxification:
Lymphatic system is a network of lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and vessels which carry interstitial fluids to protect the body from various diseases. Lymphatic system tends to become sluggish due to various reasons like when there isn’t enough exercise, inadequate nutrition or during prolonged, serious ailments. However, adhering to some simple and easy yet powerful lymphatic detox methods can be health-enhancing steps that improve the lymphatic system and thus your overall health. Eat natural foods that cleanse your lymphatic system.
Common foods for Lymphatic cleansing are dark green vegetables, ginger, sea kelp, citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges, flax seeds, wheatgrass juice, radishes and garlic.
- Liver Detoxification:
Liver has a dual role. It is both the main organ for detoxing as well as a digestive organ. Change your eating habits by removing foods that are especially harmful to your liver. Try to include raw fruits or vegetables every day. These really help in digestion because they contain living enzymes, vitamin C, natural antibiotic substances and anti-cancer phyto-nutrients.
Eating naturally fermented foods (sauerkraut, cultured vegetables, and apple cider vinegar) and foods rich in probiotics also helps. Turmeric contains essential oils and the active ingredient curcumin, which is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that protects the liver.
Ammonia is a toxic waste product of protein metabolism collected and stored in liver. Detoxification of this toxic byproduct can be done by Vitamin K rich sources like green leafy vegetables and alfalfa sprouts and Arginine found in legumes (beans, peas, and lentils),oats, walnuts, wheat germ and seeds.
Kidneys work day and night, 24/7 to filter out harmful toxins. When the concentration of toxic byproducts increase to extent that it becomes difficult for kidneys to throw it out of the body via urine, their functions slow down, making an individual susceptible to kidney stones, infections, cysts, and tumors.
To prevent this one must have a balanced intake of potassium rich food in their diet,consume a cup full of cranberries, Scientific studies have proven that cranberry is also very useful in treating as preventing urinary tract infections as it as an anti-bacterial.
To prevent this one must have a balanced intake of potassium rich food in their diet, consume a cup full of cranberries, Scientific studies have proven that cranberry is also very useful in treating as preventing urinary tract infections as it as an anti-bacterial. Potassium rich Dandelion has a diuretic-effect on kidneys i.e. it helps clear away excess water from the body. Hence, is very useful in increasing the urinary output.
Consume barley as it cleanses and repairs the build up of kidney toxins. It has also been seen that regular consumption of barley helps in maintaining the creatinine levels, or bringing it down to normal in the case of diabetics. Apple cider vinegar (organic) contains nutrients that dilute the toxins in the bladder and help to remove acid crystals that collect in soft tissues.
- Pancreas Detoxification:
Pancreas is an organ in the shape of a tear located in the duodenum. It is essential for digestion and producing enzymes. To detoxify pancreas it is important to eliminate alcohol, tobacco, and all junk food from your diet. Increase your dosage of leafy green vegetables, rich in vitamin B, and fruit rich in antioxidants and vitamins like papaya, oranges, and strawberries. Pineapple and papaya juice are fantastic for the health of pancreas.
- Intestine Detoxification:
To detoxify your intestine include probiotics in your diet like curd, buttermilk etc. Drink lots of water. Eat foods rich in chlorophyll to reduce toxins. There are certain foods that will help reduce the toxins in your blood. Studies have shown that chlorophyll reduces the absorption of toxins and helps with toxin excretion.
Dark, leafy greens are very high in chlorophyll. Increase your intake of spinach, kale, collard greens, parsley, wheatgrass and seaweed. Garlic provides microflora balance to the gastrointestinal tract and strengthens the immune system. Herbs are effective in killing parasites: include, clove stems, cranberry extract, fennel, and pumpkin seeds
Detox. Destress. Deflate
While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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