Just the way you need to bathe everyday to keep your body clean, you need to bathe your insides with the right food, water and juices to keep it clean in other words ‘detoxify’. Detoxifying is about cleansing the toxins away from your body and cleaning out excess mucous and congestion that is flooding your blood stream.
But how do these toxins get into our bodies in the first place? Our body is like a warship, thriving in enemy territory. Constantly bombarded with missiles from all sides. Or in other words, being attacked by Toxins. You are aware that we injest new chemicals, new drugs, eat more sugary foods, consume junk and abuse ourselves everyday with stimulants, sedatives, alcohol, ….. They are like terrorists reign terror by clogging our bodies, secretly slithering in to our bloodstreams and damaging bodily functions. So is there any way of curbing their entrance?
The depressing answer is ‘No’ but there is hope by getting to know how to combat them.
Who needs to detoxify?The answer is everyone needs to detoxify. If you have a feeling of bloatedness after heavy meals or suffering from indigestion, mood swings, bad breath, a coated tongue, memory loss and more your liver needs a wash. All these are signs of mild liver dysfunction and may occur even though all your liver function tests show normal. Don’t wait for that stage of abnormal liver function tests. If your bloods fats are high showing high cholesterol, triglycerides, low HDL and high LDL, or if you get frequent headaches, suffer from fluid retention, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, excessive body heat, constipation, flatulence, inability to tolerate fried and fatty foods, reduced tolerance to alcohol, hypoglycaemia, excessive hunger, frequent colds, reduced immunity, increased allergies – then its time you started cleansing one of your most vital organ. The liver. Of all the organs the liver plays a crucial role in keeping the body and the blood stream free of all toxins.
There are a lot of commonly available foods that can help to detoxify the liver. Go for deeply coloured vegetables. Carrots and beets are extremely beneficial, as they contain antioxidants, bio-flavinoids and carotenoids, which have a healing and cleansing effect on the liver. Wheat grass juice and alfalfa seeds contain chlorophyll, which acts as a liver tonic. A glass of limejuice in warm water, first thing in the morning assist liver cleansing.