Weight gain has become a global problem in recent years with a big part of the world population dealing with being overweight or obese. Excess weight on the body has been linked to several serious health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and stroke. Another problem is that the body often stores toxins in excess visceral fat, which can lead to the development of serious health disorders.
Why do toxins accumulate in fat cells?
According to one study by the Environmental Working Group, our fat cells contain traces of at least 4 solvents as well as dioxin and a variety of chemicals. Dioxins are byproducts of combustion during some industrial processes and have been related to serious diseases such as cancer. 83% of the fat samples contained PCBs as well (Polychlorinated biphenyls) which have also been related to cancer.
All types of toxins can be divided into water and fat-soluble toxins. In order to mark toxic fat cells for elimination, the body uses a liquid called bile. Bile is produced by the liver and has the role of picking out absorbed fats from food and transporting them to the liver for procession, but it also marks toxic fat cells for elimination. However, when the liver is full of toxins, this process doesn’t go as planned, resulting in toxic overload and a host of health problems.
How does the lymphatic system work?
Lymphatic tissue surrounds every organ in our body and has a role of absorbing toxic fat cells which are then transported to the lymphatic system and eliminated in the end. This system produces lymph, a clear fluid which extracts the toxic fat cells. The lymph is moved through the body by our muscles, which means that we need to be physically active in order for it to work. Physical inactivity can lead to a congested lymph system which won’t be able to eliminate toxins, leaving them to wreak havoc in our body. If your lymphatic system is congested, you may experience bloating, constipation or diarrhea, swelling in the hands and feet, headaches, joint stiffness, skin problems and excess belly fat.
When the lymphatic system works as it should, it can easily get rid of the toxic fat cells. However, when it doesn’t, these cells go back to the liver and affect the production of bile, resulting in a sluggish or toxic liver. This results in a variety of toxins in the bloodstream and free radical damage that may lead to the development of cancer.
Here are 4 tips which will help you detoxify your body and improve the function of your liver and lymphatic system:
Regular exercise will help you get in shape and eliminate toxins from your body as well. Moving around will promote sweating and boost your lymph flow as well, effectively improving the elimination of toxic fat cells.
Cleaning your body of toxins every once in a while is a great way of keeping everything in check. However, you also need to reduce your exposure to toxins and eat a healthy diet to keep everything in your body running smoothly.
In order to keep your body properly functioning, you need to put yourself on a healthy diet which includes fiber and other important nutrients. Fiber is essential for proper digestion and elimination, and can be found in leafy green vegetables, oatmeal, fruits, etc. If you are gluten or daily intolerant, you must avoid products that contain these allergens.
Learn how to relax
Stress is really the silent killer and affects all of your organs and bodily functions, so make sure to learn how to relax.
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