Toxins are substances or chemicals that have harmful effects on bodies. They can either be minor or deadly and the leading cause of diseases to humans.
We are consistently exposed to toxins everyday and these toxins can be divided into two types.
(1)Endogenous Toxins- these toxins originated within the body’s regular metabolism and are produced in the form of unhealthy emotions
(2)Exogenous Toxins- these toxins come from external sources such as food we eat, water we drink, air we breathe, etc.
Toxins are normally eliminated from the body by the liver, kidneys, lymphatics, colon, lungs and skin thru the feces, urine, and sweat. The more toxins we have in our bodies, the more stressed are placed on these organs of elimination. Because of this, organs may begin to malfunction that will lead to weakening of immune system.
Ignoring toxins can lead to sickness such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, muscle stiffness, depression, allergies or worst may result to damage of internal organs or tissues. We cannot control toxins from entering our bodies but we can take measures to lessen it.
The human body can detoxify itself. They can get rid of toxins and protect itself from harmful chemicals. However, due to too much toxins everywhere, we have to help our body detoxify.
Detox treatment, diet changes in your regular habit in order to detoxify and to lessen toxin intake, and including certain supplements in your diet are your options but it is still best to live a healthy lifestyle. Eat nutritious foods and be aware of the no-nos.
Fresh foods and vegetables
Grain Products like oatmeal, brown rice and quinoa are high in insoluble fibers, complex carbohydrates, nutrients and antioxidants.
Beans and lentils like black eye, pinto, cannellini, butter, red kidney, haricot, red lentils, brown lentils and green lentils
Extra Virgin Olive oils
Unsalted nuts, seeds and nuts like flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and walnuts.
Milk such as soy milk, rice milk or almond milk
If not possible to avoid, lessen intake of following foods:
Red and organ meats
Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and black tea
Some dairy products like milk and butter
Foods with yeast