People in the past had access to better quality food and environment. Do you agree? The air they breathed in was unpolluted. Water in the taps was fit for drinking without boiling it. Vegetables were nourishing instead of the chemical-laden bunch they are nowadays. Today, in many places, people can only breathe through air filters. Is it any wonder then that our bodies are full of toxins and toxic overload syndrome has become so common?
What is toxic overload syndrome?
When too many toxins collect inside the body, it leads to toxic overload syndrome. The body has its own toxin management system which includes the two main organs: the liver and the kidney. The liver is in charge of removing toxins from the body. It is a great detoxifier, as a rule. But its functioning can get hampered on account of toxic overload.
Bloating, constipation, sudden outbreak of acne on the face (the last time you had a pimple was in college), excessive fatigue, brain fog, anxiety and headaches. All these signs point towards a possible toxic overload syndrome. You can see these signs because the liver is not removing or digesting the fats effectively. This results in metabolism getting slow and so the toxins begin to pile up.
Eating the right food can make a big difference as it will cleanse the liver and improve its health.
These 3 organic foods can keep your body safe from toxic overload syndrome:
1) Foods rich in Glutathione:
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant found in the cells of the body. It protects the body against toxins and enhances physical and mental health. When the level of toxins in the body increases, the level of glutathione decreases.
Walnuts, spinach, tomatoes & grapefruit are rich in glutathione. Glutathione combined with Vitamin C results in better absorption of the antioxidant (grapefruit has both). One can take it either as a supplement or intravenously.
2) Different types of tea
Dandelion Root Tea and Green Tea can protect the body from toxic overload syndrome. This is because Dandelion Root Tea is an excellent liver cleansing drink. Green tea contains plant antioxidants known as catechins. So, a cuppa a day will keep the toxins away from the liver.
3) Green Juices
Yet another food group that can help prevent toxic overload syndrome is green juices. These are made out of green leafy vegetables which are rich in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll absorbs toxins from inside the body and this keeps the liver fit and healthy.
Here’s the recipe for a Super Liver Green Smoothie. Have it as one of your meals everyday and give your liver a healthy pink glow:
– ½ cup Arugula
– 2 stalks celery
– ½ cup spinach
– Juice squeezed from 1 lemon
– ¼ tbsp Spirulina
Blend all these ingredients well and have a glassful for breakfast or after your workout.
Pro tip: Turmeric is an awesome anti-inflammatory spice for the liver. A dash of it added to a glass of warm water makes for a great wake-up drink. Your liver will thank you for it.
About Maadhuri Sharma
Maadhuri Sharma is a Thriive-verified, certified nutritionist who prescribes to the theory of balance. A balanced body, mind and soul are secret ingredients to a healthy life. Her belief is the foundation upon which she creates nutrient rich customised diets. Her impressive roster of International and Indian clients will testify that Maadhuri’s diets can cater to every lifestyle. Nutrition and fitness are her mantras, driving her to achieve high results not only for herself but also for her clients. She is the first Indian to be crowned Mrs.Earth International 2016. She was Mrs. India 2015. She had her own nutrition show Living It Up With Maadhuri on Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana. You can connect with her here.