Five Diet Tips to naturally Detox
To understand what it means to detox (or detoxification), it is important to first understand what Toxicity means in context to your body.Toxins are anything that interferes with normal physiology and impacts bodily functions in a negative way. It comes from the food we consume and the water we drink. It’s all around us.
Some symptoms related to excess toxicity are allergies, headaches, low energy, depression, bowel irregularities such as constipation and diarrhea, digestive problems and skin issues. But from all the other causes of toxicity, the ones that we are more directly responsible for and capable of changing, is the consumption of processed, packaged and more accurately – acidic foods. So, if you’re already experiencing any of the aforementioned problems or fear that you’re heading in the direction, it’s time for you to… you guessed it right – Detox!
Google explains Detox or detoxification as the process or period of time, in which a person abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. We like to define it as the process of taking your body to Acidic Lifestyle Rehab. And while like any rehab, a naturally induced Detox isn’t really easy, the easiest way to detox is to slip it into your diet. So, here’s 5 diet tips to naturally detox:
- Eliminate white flour and white breads from your diet
White bread is low on nutrition and detrimental for your body, because it is made from flour which is made from refined grain. This eliminates significant health fiber and protein, leaving behind only starch. Fiber and protein allow for slow digestion, which is lost with white bread, which is digested more quickly than your body can handle, leading to erratic blood-sugar levels. The refined carbohydrates that you attain from white bread, leaves a surplus of sugar in your bloodstream, which if not utilized quickly, gets stored as fats, promoting weight-gain.
Whole wheat bread is a better alternative, because it is made from whole grains which are unrefined and healthier, retaining the vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein, and fiber that a whole grain kernel usually contains (to repeat, grains used in making white bread, refine/remove the beneficial aspects of the grail).
- Minimize the intake of artificial sweeteners.
If your goal is to reduce your caloric intake and to lose weight, artificial sweeteners are not the way to go. Artificial sweeteners that are high-intensity sweeteners, risk tricking your taste buds into being less receptive to natural sources of sweetness, such as fruit. This may lead you to seek out even sweeter foods to satiate your sweet-cravings. In case you didn’t know, products that contain artificial sweeteners include beverages, alcoholic beverages, dairy products, desserts, candies, preserves, baked goods, yogurts, etc.
- Drink natural and freshly made vegetable juice whenever possible
If you don’t enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing may be a fun way to add them to your diet. Raw juices and raw foods are full of antioxidant goodness. These antioxidants bind toxins and carry them out of the body. Juicing is also a great way to get the raw nutrients your body needs. Great juices have the capacity to boostimmune Systems, improves circulation, skin care, improvebrain function, improveheart health and much more.
- Eliminate the use of toxic oils in your diet.
Research has found that heating up vegetable oils, leads to a release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart disease and dementia. It is also leading to physiological changes within our bodies and contributing to multiple diseases. Alternatively, many studies recommend olive oil (extra-virgin olive oil in particular), coconut oil, avocado oil, hemp oil and flaxseed oil, as healthier cooking options.
- Can’t do any of the above? Try alkaline water
The opposite of acidity and toxicity is alkalinity, and so the best way to escape the former is to move towards the latter. And since 60 percent of your body is made up of water, the easiest and most natural detoxifying agent is water. However, if your body is overly toxic, just drinking water won’t cut it… that’s where alkaline water comes in. In order to keep bodily toxicity at bay, your body needs extra minerals and a boost on your body’s pH scale towards alkalinity. As explained in our previous blogs, the usual water that we drink, has a neutral alkaline pH levels of 7. Mineral water may have a slightly increased pH, however, water that has its alkalinity increased with electrolytes and minerals, can give your alkalinity a sever boost, allowing your body to combat or wash away its acidity. In other words, even if you don’t entirely adapt whole wheat bread into your diet, if you occasionally enjoy products with refined sugar and enjoy fried foods every now and then, drinking alkaline enhanced water regularly, will at the very least help keep your body’s toxicity at bay. This, in case, giving your body a detox is too much for you, although we strongly encourage it.