Detoxing our body daily is vital. Cleansing our body is not difficult, it is going to require high quality green chlorophyl-rich plant foods. (i.e.: broccoli, spinach, kale, etc…) and gelatinous plant foods like aloe vera, seaweeds and chia seeds. These gels move through our intestinal tract absorbing toxins and passing them through the colon. The average American is walking around with 20 pounds of mucoid plaque in their intestines which taxes the organs that are in charge of excreting waste products, therefore increasing the risk of diseases like cancer. Detoxification is a constant bodily process. Ridding our bodies of this build-up will free the body to more effectively process and utilize the nutrients we are implementing into our lives.
Have you printed off the Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides at: foodnews.org Common effects of poisoning from the pesticides in our food can cause tiredness, skin ailments, muscle pains indigestion or even just plain bad breath. These symptoms are indicative that the vital organs in the body are not functioning at an optimum level and it may be appropriate for further detoxing in order to restore balance in your system, improve health and increase energy levels. When undergoing a detox, it is advisable to partake only of organic foods. Generous helpings of fruits and vegetables are in order as well as drinking lots of water to hydrate the body. Supplements can also be taken to assist in the detoxifying process.
One such gelatinous food is chia seeds. Not commonly used in the average diet they hold many health benefits. Chia seeds bind with toxins in the body and move them through the intestines so that they can be excreted from the body. They also have great benefits associated with energy. I enjoy eating a tablespoon at a time and just throw them in my mouth and munch away. They are easily added to salads, soups or smoothies. Many runners use chia seeds to sustain energy in training.
Add parsley and cilantro into your diet. “Parsley cleanses your entire blood supply and it also gives you fresh breath, it contains so much chlorophyl that it cleanses the whole system. Cilantro (coriander) binds with heavy metals, many people are exposed to mercury poisoning through their dental amalgams. Cilantro binds with the mercury and eliminates it from the body so it doesn’t get lodged in your brain cells.” – Mike Adams.
Implementation: As we are grocery shopping, choose at least one piece of produce from each color of the rainbow. To diversify our diet even further, include one fruit or vegetable you’ve never tried. Be sure to take with you to the store the shoppers guide to pesticides. Pick up a bag of chia seeds to add to meals.