Metabolic Detoxification- Part 2
We have found the Metagenics Detoxification program the best available, as it is designed to clear the body of foods and chemicals that may be causing toxicity and at the same time, improve the body’s ability to handle and dispose of these substances.
This week we will concern ourselves with the intestine and the digestive system. The focus is primarily on elimination. Enhancing the body’s ability to clear various toxins that may have accumulated over your lifespan due to environmental exposure, foods, beverages, drugs, alcohol or cigarette smoking.
Certain foods are recommended for inclusion in your normal daily routine which provide the Detox organs with critical nutrients to improve their function.
One of the problems with a classic western diet is the low amounts of dietary fibre, which leaves people suffering from a variety of digestive complaints.
Dietary fibre is plant material that is normally left undigested after passing through the body’s digestive system. Food sources of dietary fibre are classified as soluble or insoluble. Plant foods usually contain a combination of both types.
Insoluble fibre is found in certain plant foods, particularly whole grains and this absorbs water through the digestive system which helps the body to efficiently rid the body of toxins.
Soluble fibre found in all plant foods, dissolves in water and helps to lower cholesterol levels and has many anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Soluble fibre also promotes a delay in the absorption of glucose and increases insulin sensitivity which ultimately helps lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
All foods and vegetables contain fibre but some have more than others. The American Dietetic Association recommends at least 20-35gm of fibre per day. If you favour a plant based diet including 2 portions of legumes, a minimum of 3 servings of fresh vegetables and 2 portions of fresh fruit, you can be guaranteed to be adequately supporting your body with sufficient dietary fibre. However if your diet is made up of processed foods on the run, the chances are, you are running the risk of contracting an inflammatory disease that could easily have been avoided with some lifestyle changes.
Swap the pie and the coke for some raspberries and raw almonds or lean biltong.
Swap the burger and chips for a steak and vegetables.
Swap the fried chicken for a large chicken salad.
By supporting your digestive tract you will immediately feel more comfortable and may immediately experience a decrease in your waist size.