Welcome to the continuation of our 7 part information series. How to Detoxify Your Body.
Think about your digestive system…
Indigestion, constipation and bloating seem to be prevalent these days. It’s a fact that our digestive tract is the first part of our system to be subjected to toxins in water and food. If constipation slows the movement of wastes then your body is subjected to concentrated toxins for a longer period of time. This is obviously something to avoid and a good reason to use those 7 day detox plans. Detoxifying your body is not about starving yourself, it’s about nourishing and cleansing.
Foods like fresh fruit and vegetables cereals, grains, seeds and nuts are high in fiber which helps speed the movement of waste through your digestive tract.
Probiotics are another way to aid your digestive process. There is no doubt there is a war going on in your digestive tract. We all have good microbes (intestinal flora) residing within us, but there are bad ones as well. Disease-causing bugs in the intestine must compete with the “good” microbes.
What we need is an effective way to not only help keep the balance, but to actually let the good flora win. You need more good bacteria to allow your immune system, which is your body’s defense mechanism, to fight against the millions of bacteria and toxins you consume each day. Probiotics are vital for proper digestion of fats and proteins, synthesizing of vitamin K, vital for the prevention of osteoporosis and many of our B vitamins, plus they detoxify the intestinal tract and reduce cancer risks.
Pure water is also an essential part of detoxifying your digestive system, proper hydration allows more efficient elimination of waste so ensure you drink 8-10 glasses of purified water each day.