Is Detoxification Necessary or Our Body Does All the Essential Work?

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anna_cortesiBy Anna Cortesi

There are people who claim that our body is able to detoxify itself adequately, without requiring any additional effort. As a consequence, any attempt related to detoxifying our body is not needed and should not be adopted as a lifestyle. If our body does all the work for us no matter what we do, why should we engage in detoxification fasts and special diets? Is this true? Is our body capable of providing all the defensive patterns that lead to detoxification?

It goes without even saying that certain body parts of ours are responsible for filtering the food we consume and result in detoxification. Each day we consume several portions of harmful elements, whether we realize it or not. This is why our liver and our kidneys, amongst other body parts, are able to absorb these harmful elements and assist towards rejecting them. In other words, these body parts indeed filter all of the consumed foods and wipe the harmful elements off.

Toxins do exist, nobody can question that. With this broad term, we refer to all the potentially harmful substances that might damage our health. Toxins can either have short or long term effects, being immediate or chronic toxins. They are carried within our body through various ways. Most frequently, we consume them via pesticides on sprayed foods or through mold, food packaging, heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Due to the imminent danger that we face every single day, it is imperative that our body’s filters work efficiently at all times. But are they sufficient?

Unfortunately, they are not. On the contrary, our body spends large amounts of energy towards filtering the foods we consume and eliminating the toxins from within. It is therefore necessary that we rest our body as much as we can. The best way to do so is through our ideal diet selection.  Contrary to common belief, we do not need to engage in a detoxification fast drinking nothing but lemonade and cayenne pepper or consuming only fruit and vegetable juices. However, substituting at least one meal per day with a healthy juice has been reported to work wonders for our health state.

Drinking a lot of water also helps with the detoxification process. Several other foods have been known to benefit your body and promote detoxification, such as:

  • Calcium rich foods
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Foods rich in fiber (especially oatmeal and flax seed)
  • Algae
  • Beets
  • Lemon juice
  • Cilantro
  • Vitamin B1 rich foods

So if you are truly determined to stimulate the detoxification process of your body, you ought to make some radical changes in your diet. You need to avoid overly processed foods that are filled with chemicals and additives. You must drink plenty of clean water and other liquids, while at the same time you should focus on consuming fresh, organic foods as frequently as possible. With these tips in mind, you are bound to improve the detoxifying properties of your body and offer the precious rest it is entitled to!