The word ‘detox’ may be overused nowadays to the point of becoming meaningless. Countless remedies are offered everyday on print and in the internet, offering to detox you.
What is detoxification? Why is it important?
Every day, the human body is ravaged by the ills of modern lifestyles, and food habits. From polluted air to toxins in store-bought preserved food items, there are potential harmful material entering out body. These toxins burden a key organ in our body, the liver to the point that it cannot function properly. As a result, its two key functions – detoxifying blood and metabolizing fat – are not done effectively.
What is the result? There are toxins in the blood. Therefore we have diseases. Skin breakouts, acne, food allergies, fatigue, depression….it is a long list. Problems in metabolizing fat, on the other hand, results in fatty tissue being deposited around your belly, thighs and other parts of the body, not only lowering your self-esteem, but also causing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton, an authority on the issue, in her book “The Detox Diet-Eliminate Chemical Calories and Enhance Your Natural Slimming System”, says that we are taking in chemicals that are toxic to the body, through food, products used in skin and beauty care, cleaning products and from the environment. These wreak havoc with our natural system for weight control, resulting in gaining weight. Toxins clog the liver also, with the result that it cannot burn fat away any more.
Detoxification is an effective answer to these ills, and it can be done in natural ways aiding health. When toxins are eliminated, fat is also out of the body.
Given below is a drink that effectively detoxifies your system. The ingredients are very commonly available in any kitchen.
– Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
– Turmeric – 1/3 teaspoons
– Honey- 1 tablespoon
– Water- 12 oz
These ingredients should be blended and taken daily for maximum effects. The cancer fighting properties of turmeric and lemon juice will combine with the healing properties of honey, to get rid of your toxins.