The body is comprised of multiple different systems, which together formulate a fully functioning machine, a multi-compartmental mechanism that we recognize as the human body. Sensitive and evolving, humans are physically affected by what happens inside and outside of the body. Where we live, how we live, what we eat, when we eat; these are all important factors in the outcome of our bodies. Our individual actions and decisions play an important role in what happens to us physically.
One of the main things we as individuals have control over when it comes to taking care of ourselves is what we eat and drink. Foods and drinks high in carbohydrates, fat, calories, sugar, salt, preservatives, GMO’s and other harmful ingredients have a direct link to obesity and heart related health issues. Diets that consist mainly of red meat, dairy, junk food and sugary desserts are exponentially more likely to lead to health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood sugar, inflammation, joint pain and breathing problems versus cleaner, more plant based diets.
Detox For Health and Weight Loss
Harmful foods that enter the system are likely to cause damage from the inside out, stripping the body of positive nutrients and health. However, foods high in natural proteins, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants help to replenish the body and revitalize the system, giving you energy, extended life and positive feelings.
During studies performed by scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture found that foods high with antioxidant levels were mostly beans and fruits. Among the foods tested, the item that ranked number one with the most antioxidants per serving was small red beans with wild blueberries coming in second rank and kidney beans in third. Other foods that ranked high on the list were pinto beans, cranberries, cooked artichokes, blackberries, prunes, raspberries, strawberries, red and green apples, pecans, sweet cherries, black plums, cooked russet potatoes, black beans and gala apples.
Foods high in antioxidants are important in combating toxins within the body. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, “Toxins are also contributing to the increases in obesity in America. Why? Because part of the body’s defense mechanism is to protect itself from toxins by diluting and sequestering toxins with fat. As toxin levels in the body rise, fat levels rise in response.” Furthermore, the National Library of Medicine NIOH stated that “researchers are gathering convincing evidence of chemical “obesogens”—dietary, pharmaceutical, and industrial compounds that may alter metabolic processes and predispose some people to gain weight. Fetal and early-life exposures to certain obesogens may alter some individuals’ metabolism and fat-cell makeup for life. Other obesogenic effects are linked to adulthood exposures.”
Now that there is new evidence showing more factors that contribute to obesity, it is even more important to stay on track with a healthy, nutritious diet full of wholesome, beneficial foods. Foods that are natural, organic and comprised of what the body needs to keep the systems functioning on a healthy and productive level.
Antioxidants are important in strengthening the system and building up your body’s best defense. Superfoods come in the form of fruit, veggies, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Other foods that are high in antioxidants are Matcha green tea powder, pomegranate juice and raw cacao powder.
Incorporating antioxidant foods, also known as superfoods, into your diet not only help to revitalize the system, they also fight against destructive toxins and flush the body of harmful energy. Making a smoothie every morning filled with superfoods wakes the body up to a healthy morning, rejuvenating the system from the day before and readying the body for the upcoming day.