It is that time of the year when many of us reflect on what resolutions, plans and goals we have for the forthcoming year. In terms of health goals, if there was one key I would recommend for 2020, it would be to increase your intake of fresh, whole fruit and vegetables in their raw state.
The gift I would recommend that you give yourself for the New Year would be to purchase a good quality, high speed blender!
Why? Most of us know that the average person is exposed to many toxic substances on a daily basis. These can be either exogenous, coming from things such as air and water, or endogenous toxins which can be generated within our own bodies through metabolism and the inadequate digestion of food.
Excess sugar in the diet, hydrogenated vegetable oils and food additives all wreak havoc on the body, increasing our toxic load. Excess sugar alone can result in dysbiosis, which is an imbalance in the natural flora (bacteria) in our intestinal tract. The excess ‘bad’ bacteria produce toxins of their own, all increasing endogenous toxic load.
In terms of weight, increased toxins in the body can make it very difficult to lose weight. The body will use fat cells to ‘store’ toxins, thus preventing them from circulating in your bloodstream and damaging vital organs.
Toxins do not affect one body system only; all systems are integrated. Examples of toxic load to various body systems include: