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Detoxification and Cleansing of the Body

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Detoxification and Cleansing of the Body

Today's life is fast-paced and dynamic and the following the healthy principles is not always easy for everyone. However, a healthy organism is only a clean organism and therefore the need for detoxification and cleansing has no alternative.

Food toxins, polluted air and environment make the need for purification more important than ever. This need is dictated by the vulnerability of the immune system, weight problems, autoimmune diseases and general discomfort, the cause of which is very often rooted in accumulated toxins in the body.

Clearing out all unhealthy accumulations is the necessary precaution that the body will eliminate the toxins, which have entered it. Detoxification differs from cleansing. Detox emphasizes fluid intake and restricts food consumption.

What are the toxins that the body needs to get rid of?

Need to detox

Toxins are all substances that are poisonous or have negative consequences for the health of the body. The term toxin refers to any harmful substance that is both artificially created - metals, chemicals, pollutants of all kinds and naturally occurring toxins - arsenic, mercury, cyanide and others. They attack the body daily.

There are several signs of toxic load or poisoning:

- Bloating, gas, constipation;

- Feeling of heaviness and constant fatigue;

- Hormonal imbalance;

- Joint pain, muscle weakness;

- Headache, frequent nausea;

- Easily getting sick;

- Fat in the abdomen;

- Skin problems, brittle nails, hair loss;

- Appetite for harmful food;

- Easy irritability.

Essence of detoxification

Detox foods

The human body is an amazing creation. It is a mechanism capable of dealing with accumulated toxins on its own. However, this process requires active assistance from the person through intake of more water, teas and other detox drinks. It is necessary that the increased fluid intake lasts from 3 to 21 days and the drink can replace any of the daily meals. This, of course, is only one of the options, which is good to combine with other ways to achieve the maximum result.

Other detox methods are:

- Restriction of certain foods or groups of foods;

- Stopping alcohol;

- High fiber diet;

- Motor activity;

- Reducing stress by focusing on positive events;

- Proper nutrition after a detox program.

What to rely on in detoxification

Detox with lemon water

Coming out of winter is a great time to start a detox program. The spring season is about preparing the body for changes in temperatures, for more movement and good condition during the active summer season. At the same time, fresh spring fruit and vegetables are hitting the market, which can help with the detox effect. Here are some products, which should not be missed:

- Lemon - a glass of warm water with a slice of lemon or lemon juice is a perfect detox drink. It helps to activate digestion in the morning and also cleanses the body after overeating. Warm water replenishes the water balance and helps the peristalsis of the intestines. Vitamin C and the antioxidants in lemon juice help the liver function;

- Watercress - this plant is not particularly well known, but due to the content of vitamins A, C, D, E, K, it is very suitable for spring detox;

- Celery - this vegetable contains an extraordinary wealth of vitamins C, E and carotene, as well as the minerals calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium. They are needed to remove excess water from the body and normalize the metabolism;

- Ginger - it supports both detoxification and weight loss. Stimulates the digestive tract and reduces inflammation;

- Artichoke - this vegetable is very good for the liver and it is good to be present more often in the menu. Its antioxidant properties are suitable for detox diets. Contains silymarin and cynarin and eliminates fats and toxins with their help;

- Algae - potassium and iodine in these vegetables support the work of the liver, enhance detoxification naturally and are therefore essential food for a healthy lifestyle;

- Avocado - because of the monounsaturated fats, avocado creates a feeling of satiety and also soothes the body very well. It is a vitamin bomb as well as a mineral bomb, because calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, sulfur, copper, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, cobalt, manganese and chlorine are found in it;

- Cinnamon - this aromatic spice is loaded with iron, calcium and manganese, which help the body process fatty acids and keep blood sugar normal.

Physical activity supports detoxification, since sweat releases harmful toxins through the skin. Minimal doses of arsenic, lead and mercury have been found in sweat and exercise helps them leave the body more easily.

Main Benefits of Detoxification

Detox drinks

1. Liver detox - this organ is the laboratory of the whole body. It is responsible for hormonal balance. Its main role is to cleanse the organs, so that they can function normally. By cleansing the liver, we raise the body's energy levels and support the production of good cholesterol;

2. Reduce inflammation - inflammation is the body's way of showing that it is fighting infections, injuries, poisons. When cell damage is detected, the body releases chemicals that activate the immune system to protect it. The primary purpose of inflammation is to protect the body from invaders and support healing processes;

3. Weight loss - it is not necessary to do a detox for the sake of losing weight, it is for health and tonicity as well. Cleansing and fasting can help restrict calories and that helps with weight loss. Detox diets usually result in water loss, because they are short, but fat loss requires more time and persistence;

4. Fresh and young skin - the skin is among the organs that react most strongly to toxins. Through detoxification, the work of the liver and digestion improves and this has a direct effect on the condition of the skin;

5. Strengthening immunity - the immune system is our defender against external influences, bacteria and viruses. It weakens when the body's energy resources are directed to balance various organs and systems. Through detox, immunity can be strengthened and the body will respond adequately to any threat. The body does not function well when it is full of toxins and detox programs mainly target them. The elimination of harmful substances will restore the balance and health of the body.

Detox programs are designed for a period of 10-14 days and they should not be extended. In order to do something useful and healthy for the body, the body should not be burdened with prolonged stressful and persistent changes.

It is correct to come out of the detox program slowly and gradually. This way, its positive influence will last longer. It is best to keep the healthy changes after the detox. If contact with external sources of toxins is minimized, the body will only be able to cope with them.