Fatigue, low energy, various disorders… these may be the result of an excessively high level of toxins in the body! How can you eliminate toxins naturally? We’ll tell you everything you need to know!
Toxins are substances (or waste products) in the body that (in excess) can cause diseases.
Toxins can come from food, pollution, preservatives or the natural waste produced by the body itself.
These toxins circulate in the bloodstream, then are filtered and stored in the emunctory organs: the kidneys, liver, intestines, lungs and skin.
The body eliminates toxins naturally. But if there is an excess of toxins, it is more difficult for the body to eliminate them. The emunctory organs become clogged and minor health problems can appear. To avoid overloading the body, we recommend that you review certain daily activities. Which ones? This is what we’re going to take a look at.
How can you know if there are too many toxins in your body?
Everyone accumulates toxins, but some people accumulate too many of them. These are the warning signals that the body sends when there is an excess of toxins:
- Body fatigue
- Frequent headaches
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Minor skin problems (pimples, tightness, itching, rashes, etc.)
- Poor digestion (constipation, diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, etc.)
- Joint and muscle pain
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Difficulty in losing weight (for people trying to lose weight)
How can you help your body to eliminate toxins?
- Detoxification through exercise
- Detoxification through nutrition
As far as physical activity is concerned, it is important to know that intense activity can lead to the production of toxins. To eliminate toxins from the body, low or moderately intense exercise over a longer period of time is better than high-intensity exercise over a shorter period of time.
Endurance sports are the best for eliminating toxins:
- And/or walking
- And/or cycling
- And/or swimming
- And/or yoga
When it comes to nutrition, you can implement a gentle detox routine to cleanse your body naturally.
Read the article: How to do a spring detox
Please note: If you want to detox, you should take it seriously. You should consult your doctor first, because detoxing may not be appropriate for everyone.
Here are some examples of detox methods:
- Juicing: drinking fruit, vegetable and plant juices for one to five days
- The mono-diet: eating the same food, either raw or cooked, for three days (apples, carrots, etc.)
- Intermittent fasting: not eating for a 12 to 16-hour period during the day.
The idea is to improve digestion and the cleansing functions of the emunctory organs.
Obviously, there is no point in starting a detox routine if you do not already have a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
If you don’t know how to get started, download the Nutri Coach app to rebalance your diet.
How can you improve your diet, without detoxing?
Some foods are more beneficial for the body than others. Here are our suggestions:
- Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, turnips, radishes, etc.)
- Cider vinegar
- Herbal teas
Read the article: A list of superfoods for better health
What foods increase the accumulation of toxins in the body?
- Refined sugar
- Red meat
- Processed foods
You should limit the intake of these foods, but don’t forget the idea of pleasure, which is an integral part of balance.