Cleansing Diet

Life today seems to be moving faster and faster; there are always a million things to do, and little or no time to do them. It can be difficult to find the time to prepare healthy meals, and unfortunately, our bodies pay a heavy toll for eating unhealthy foods that are convenient. On top of a poor diet, we have to deal with stress, and the chemicals and pollutants found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places we work and live. As you can see, under this heavy barrage of toxins, the human body starts to slow down. So, when we are moving faster and faster, having a body that can’t keep up is not a good thing.

Because we do not give our bodies what they need, and because we fill our bodies with lots of things we don’t need, our bodies will eventually reach a point where they are no longer capable of flushing toxic elements on their own, and those toxins will begin to accumulate. This accumulation of toxins leads to a state of poisoning commonly referred to as toxicity.

Many people do not realize that toxicity is the cause of their health problems, and therefore they never do anything about it. Common symptoms of toxicity include headaches, fatigue, increased allergy symptoms, overall aches and pains especially in areas that collect toxins like the joints, and digestive upset including heartburn. There may be other symptoms as well, but these symptoms occur when the body is bogged down by toxins and can no longer perform necessary functions effectively.

So, first let’s look at how we get toxins, and second let’s look at some effective ways to get rid of them, and get our bodies back in a state that allows elimination.

Toxins are acquired in one of two ways: by things we ingest-foods, drinks, drugs, etc.; or through external sources-the air we breathe, radiation, environmental chemicals, etc. So, we take in toxins and this is inevitable since they are not just from what we eat. Therefore, it is essential that we rid our bodies of the toxic build-up, and allow it to regulate the toxins itself.

To rid the body of toxins, one must go through a detoxification program of sorts. Detoxification programs are directly related to what one does or doesn’t consume. In fact, the most commonly known way to clean out the system is to fast for a set period of time. This is a great way to detox if you eat very few things that allow toxify your body, or if you detox regularly. However, fasting can be severe and can cause problems for people who are not accustomed to the practice; many may get sick and feel horrible as vomiting and diarrhea are some of the ways the body rids itself of toxins. However, this is usually only the case when the body does a severe and intense detox.

A much gentler way to help the body eliminate toxins is by eating a cleansing diet. A cleansing diet helps eliminate toxins in the body by halting the intake of toxins, and by flushing out the toxins currently in the body.

Pretty much everyone could use a good cleansing diet where they consume mainly whole grains, vegetables, fruits, pasta, rice, beans, and herbs. In a cleansing diet, the more natural the diet is the better. Consuming vegetables in a state as close to nature as possible is the healthiest for your body. You need a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to ensure that you are getting enough of each of the eight essential amino acids, or you need to intake something that has all eight, such as Moringa oleifera, which can be purchased in regions where it grows, such as Hawaii and India, or can be purchased as an all natural canned drink, Zija.

The second aspect of a cleansing diet is helping your body eliminate its toxin stores. The easiest way to accomplish this is by drinking water. Water is excellent at flushing out toxins and restoring health. You should drink at least a gallon of water a day (drink more if you are able). It is important to eliminate sugar sodas, diet sodas, coffee, and teas that contain caffeine. If you find it hard to consume so much water, drink other natural beverages, such as Zija, that provide you with nutrients, and help flush your system at the same time.

Detoxifying your body holds many short and long term benefits. Immediately after detoxifying you might notice increased mental awareness, more energy, more comfortable digestion of foods, and better absorption of nutrients, as well as an overall feeling of good health. Long-term benefits can include a reduced risk of cancer, reduced risk of environmental illnesses, and reduction of chronic illnesses. So, drink Zija, or eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and allow your body to rejuvenate itself.

Source of Cleansing Diet by Eric Thorn – author of Cleansing Diet article

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