Detox is short for detoxification, the body's natural, ongoing process of neutralising and flushing out toxins. Toxins can potentially harm body tissue, such as waste products that result from normal cell activity (like ammonia, lactic acid, and homo-cysteine) and chemicals that we are exposed to in our environment, food, and water. The liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, blood, and lymphatic systems work together to transform toxins to less harmful compounds and excrete them from the body.
The main ways to flush out toxins within the body are to eat and drink foods and drinks that are organic, without many chemicals and increase fibre intake to increase bowel movements. This, combined with extra vitamins and minerals to promote healthy cell production. Some research shows that toxins can be stored in fat cells in the body. Toxins can include cigarette smoke, car fumes, pollution, household cleaners and sprays.
Drinking fruit infused water in the morning can help to flush out toxins in the body. Regularly drinking water throughout the day will flush out toxins and the added water intake will also make you feel more awake, your skin will look healthier and you will have more energy!
Vegetable, peanut, sunflower and canola oils are toxic oils, try switching these for good fats such as olive oils, coconut, avocado and hemp oils. These not only provide an oil for dressings and non sticking but are packed full of healthy omegas that your body needs.
Minimise white sugar intake, as well as any artificial sweeteners and swap for natural alternatives such as honey, coconut or maple syrup in moderation. As well as refined sugars, white flour products should be avoided. White flour is basically like adding glue to the body, it turns into a thick, sticky substance that is hard to digest. Try switching white to wholegrain for less bloating and a slower release of energy.
Don't just focus on your intake of better foods and extra water, look at your social life, home and work. Remove any toxic friends from your life, focus on the good ones. Clear your home of any unused and old items that are just taking up space. Re decorate your home to suit your personality, open all windows and let the fresh air in. Be sure to switch off from work in your free time and enjoy yourself!
FORZA's refreshing detox supplement has been combined with a number of all-natural and nutritionally advanced Super Greens. Chlorella is a type of algae and one of the most famous ‘super green’ food ingredients of recent times. It is classed as a whole food since it supplies all of the nutrients required for human life. Chlorella promotes body detoxification. It beneficially affects the function of the liver (an organ which has body detoxification functions).
In addition to chlorella, this soothing detox formula also contains high-fibre psyllium husk, health-promoting green tea, high strength garlic and a naturally cleansing prune extract. The product also contains alfalfa, fennel seed, ginger, bladder-wrack and citrus pectin. Chlorella promotes body detoxification by beneficially affecting the function of the gallbladder, liver and kidneys.