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How To Eliminate Excess Toxins From Your Body?

Date: 17 July 2024

How to detox your body from toxins

Every day, we encounter various toxins in the environment, air, water, and food. Therefore, our bodies need to process and eliminate these toxins to prevent them from building up. This buildup can cause damage to the brain, lungs, liver, heart, fertility and so on, and lead to chronic diseases.

Thankfully our body naturally detoxifies to remove harmful substances every day, whether they come from outside or inside our body. Notably, the liver (60%) and intestines (20%) play the main roles in this process, although every cell in the body contributes.

What Are Toxins?

Toxins, also known as xenobiotics, come from various sources:

  • Food Sources: Food additives, agrochemicals, and heavy metals (like aluminium, mercury, and lead).
  • Environmental Origin: Plastics, utensils, pollution, cosmetics, and medicines.
  • Endogenous Origin: Metabolites from cells that need removal.

 

Supporting Your Body’s Detoxification

To support detoxification and speed the natural process, it is important to consume foods and nutrients that contain particular compounds that aid detox. These include B vitamins, minerals like selenium and zinc, antioxidants, polyphenols, and amino acids. Leafy greens that contain chlorophyll like spinach and kale, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, asparagus,, antioxidants like berries. So a green juice or a big plate of greens will be a must!

Tips to Minimise Toxin Exposure:

It’s important to learn the main sources of toxins that can impact our health so we can make better choices in every aspect of our life:

  1. Choose Organic Produce: Prefer organic foods, especially staples like rice, vegetables, and fruits. Additionally, organic options are less likely to contain harmful chemicals.
  2. Avoid Certain Foods: Avoid cow’s milk, gluten products (wheat, rye, barley, and oats), colourants, food additives, trans and hydrogenated fats, fried foods, soft drinks, artificial juices, and sugar. Furthermore, limiting these foods can improve overall health.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration helps eliminate toxins through faeces, urine, sweat, and breathing. Therefore, make sure to drink plenty of water daily.
  4. Maintain a Healthy Diet: Incorporate detox foods into your regular diet. As a result, you can support your body’s ongoing detox efforts.
  5. Avoid plastic: plastic contain a harmful compound called Bisphenol A (BPA), which is very detrimental for our hormones
  6. Use less chemicals: cleaning products and beauty products contain an awful list of chemicals. You can try baking powder and vinegar to clean your house and swap your beauty products for natural products sold in natural and organic shops.

Making mindful choices about what you eat and staying hydrated can support your body’s detox processes and help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Professional help

If you think you need help in finding out more about body toxicity or need help to have a tailored diet and recommendations, our team of nutritionists in London can help you. We can test for heavy metals and minerals. and design a plan based on your results.

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