5 Ways Your Body Detoxes Naturally (and How You Can Support it with O3NC)
The words “detox” and “cleanse” get thrown around a lot, paired with grand promises like “lose 7 pounds in 3 days with our incredible juice cleanse” or “flush out harmful toxins when you follow our 14-day raw kale detox.” But, cleansing and detoxification are not just health industry fads—they’re important processes our bodies undergo every day. Consistently supporting these processes can dramatically improve the health and function of our bodies.
We call our product Omega3NutraCleanse for a lot of reasons, like all the healthy Omegas and nutrients packed into every spoonful, but also, for the consistent, gentle cleansing it supports in the body—helping eliminate excess waste, remove harmful substances, and neutralize damage-causing toxins every day.
Here are 5 processes your body uses to detox itself, and how 3 spoonfuls of O3NC a day may help support them:
The liver and kidneys filter out toxic substances, preventing them from entering the bloodstream.
The liver and kidneys are a detoxification super duo, filtering and cleaning every ounce of blood that moves though our bodies. They work to metabolize harmful substances, chemicals, and other toxins, converting and passing them as waste.
You can support your liver and kidneys by staying hydrated and eating bitter foods like leafy-greens and lemon, and renal-flushing foods like cilantro and green tea.
O3NC and the liver and kidneys: Dandelion root helps reduce strain on our filtration organs, and aids the liver in its production of bile. The Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids prevent build up of harmful fats on the liver, better maintaining healthy enzyme levels.
The colon helps move waste out of the body, preventing reabsorption of what our body was trying to eliminate.
The colon, also known as the large intestine, is responsible for assisting the excretion of solid waste from our bodies. This is a crucial piece of detoxification, as the more efficient the colon is, the less that waste—and anything harmful in it—can be reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
Support your colon by increasing your fibre intake with foods like lentils and flax, lacto-fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, and of course, healthy amounts of water and hydrating liquids.
O3NC and the colon: The soluble and insoluble fibre found in ground flax, psyllium husk, and burdock root and fenugreek seed powders help regulate stool, making it easy and efficient to pass. They also feed the microbiome (living in the colon), improving digestion and aiding the elimination process.
The microbiome improves immunity—fighting and reducing the impact of toxins on the body.
The microbiome, or the colony of trillions of bacteria living in our gut, is responsible for many things, but supporting immune function is one of its most important jobs. It does this by working in tandem with the immune system, keeping it regulated while it fights off things that might harm the body.
You can encourage a flourishing microbiome by adding prebiotics and probiotics to your diet, eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as fermented foods like tempeh and Kiefer.
O3NC and the microbiome: The fibre found in ground flax, psyllium husk, and burdock root, and fenugreek seed powders is the primary food source for the healthy bacteria comprising the microbiome. Adding these fibre-filled ingredients to your diet can help support thriving gut flora and a well-functioning microbiome.
The lymphatic system flushes waste and toxins through to the kidneys and liver.
The lymphatic system is a built-in cleaning system, carrying nutrients to and filtering harmful waste from every part of the body. It also plays a critical role in the immune system, helping fight infections and producing disease-combatting white blood cells—all contributing to ongoing detoxification.
Support your lymphatic system through regular cardiovascular exercise (movement and sweating) and by eating foods like ginger, turmeric, and garlic.
O3NC and the lymphatic system: Fenugreek seed supports a healthy lymphatic system, serving as a diaphoretic (sweat-aid), activating more efficient, natural lymphatic cleaning.
Antioxidants help neutralize damage-causing free radicals from the body.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to the cells in our bodies. As we age, our body’s ability to defend itself against free radicals diminishes, making free radical neutralization an important piece of supporting natural detoxification. Eating foods high in antioxidants helps eliminate free radicals, keeping the body safe from unnecessary damage.
Foods that are high in antioxidants include fruits and berries like apples, blackberries, blueberries, and plums, and dark leafy greens like kale and spinach.
O3NC and antioxidants: Both ground flaxseed and burdock root are high in antioxidants, helping eliminate free radicals from our bodies when regularly consumed.
Our bodies are highly efficient at natural detoxification, but focusing on a fibre- and nutrient-rich diet, as well as maintaining an active lifestyle, can support all of the processes that are constantly working to keep us healthy and well.
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