19 February 2018
Spring is a time we associate with birth, growth, and cleansing. Just as we as we spring clean our homes, we should also spring clean our bodies. It’s the perfect time to change from Winter’s warming foods which tend to be heavier (tummy-filling meals we mostly enjoy during colder times) to those that help the body naturally detox.
Apart from changing our food habits to a lighter style of eating, what else can we do to help revive and restore our internal organs? Obviously, the cornerstone of good health is nutrition, so before you start taking any kind of supplementation, it’s important to address your daily intake. Staying away from processed foods, salt, sugar as well as stimulants like coffee are all a great and simple way to start. Introducing lots of fresh leafy greens and keeping your meals lighter will have you feeling better and more alert in no time. However, there are some supplements that can help with the cleansing process.
Psyllium is a form of fibre made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It sometimes goes by the name ispaghula. It’s most commonly known as a laxative. However, research shows that ta
king psyllium is beneficial to many other parts of the human body, including the heart and the pancreas.
Research has shown that taking soluble fibre can help people manage their cholesterol levels. Proper cholesterol regulation is important for everyone but especially vital for people over the age of 50.
Because psyllium absorbs liquid in your body, it can help give you a feeling of being full. This can help you control the amount of food you eat. And as it is mostly passed out through your system it can be used in low carb baking and cooking. It’s essential to drink plenty of water if taking Psyllium in order to allow it to pass smoothly through your system.
Each leaf from this miraculous plant is full of a viscous tissue that stores water, which makes the leaves thick. This viscous, water- filled tissue is the “gel” we associate with Aloe vera products. The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. Some of these compounds can help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Aloe vera can also have strong laxative effects, making it useful to treat constipation. It’s very soothing for the digestive system and is often recommended to those who suffer from gastric acid reflux.
Coconut water has been said to help improve your digestion, which helps your body in numerous ways, helping to eliminate body waste and release toxins. Your digestive system is one of the most important systems in the body for regulating your health, and any food that aids in the process, is going to impact your overall well-being.
Coconut water is also the only naturally isotonic drink found in nature and is a champion at helping the body hydrate itself. It’s true that dehydration can stifle even the most earnest weight loss attempt. Being dehydrated can even have an impact on your immunity and your ability to deflect disease. It also has the remarkable effect of filling you up as the liquid is viscous and has a naturally sweet flavour while being low in natural sugars.
At Nature’s Choice, we have sourced the finest coconut water from young fresh Thai coconuts. The coconut water is then stored in glass, making it easy to recycle after use. We also have a coconut water with a splash of mango flavour and another one in a splash” of pineapple, all we did with these products is just added a dash of those fruit juices for a different flavour. We suggest you drink this beverage cold for the best taste sensation.
Charcoal I hear you say? Yes, we know it sounds strange, but charcoal has been used as a natural remedy for centuries. It works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. It doesn’t absorb the toxins, however. Instead, it works through the chemical process of adsorption. In the body, absorption is the reaction of elements, including nutrients, chemicals, and toxins, soaked up and assimilated into the bloodstream. Adsorption is the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface.
The porous surface of activated charcoal has a negative electric charge that causes positive charged toxins and gas to bond with it.
The nooks and crannies in activated charcoal are created through a heating process. It’s important to note that activated charcoal is not charcoal used in your barbecue grill. Barbecue charcoal is loaded with toxins and chemicals, and should never be consumed. Activated Charcoal is made from coconut husks.
It can help whiten teeth, alleviate gas and bloating, and can help promote a healthy digestive tract by removing toxins that cause allergic reactions, oxidative damage, and poor immune system function. By removing the toxins from your system, you can reduce joint pain, increase energy and increase mental function.
And there you have it, 4 fabulous products to help you cleanse and spring clean your body. Remember to start with a good wholesome diet and plenty of fluids, and always listen to your body.