The human body is a perfect but complex system, designed to run on food, and eliminate any waste that cannot contribute to our health.
Yet, the modern era is unfortunately rich in unhealthy and processed foods, which contain certain toxins and substances which remain longer in the body, and eventually buildup in the fat cells.
The body easily eliminates water-soluble toxins through the urine and sweat, but fat-soluble toxins are not that simple to remove, and they end up accumulated in the fat cells.
Water-soluble toxins are those that get removed from the body via the blood and kidneys, and our body eliminates them via the urine. On the other hand, fat-soluble toxins which include food additives, pesticides, pollutants, preservatives, and even metals, must undergo a chemical transformation in order to be eliminated from the body, and for this process to be effective, the liver and the entire gastrointestinal system has to function properly.
The analysis conducted on samples fat cells by The National Health Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS) found more than 20 toxic chemicals in a regionally diverse sample of the population.
Since the green revolution and better living through chemicals in the 1940s, numerous fat-soluble chemicals have been added to the environment and the food chain, and many of them are foreign to the detoxification pathways of the body.
Therefore, the body faces difficulties to find the proper way to respond and stores them in the fat cells.
These toxins won’t harm health in case they remain in the body for a short period of time, but if they remain longer, they are stored in the fat cells, leading to oxidation and free radical damage that can lead to metabolic and systemic dysfunctions.
The most common symptoms of toxic fat storage in the body include:
- Skin issues
- Digestive Issues
- Swelling or Extra Weight Around the Belly Area
- Joint stiffness
- Swollen Hands or Feet
If you experience these symptoms or eat foods that contain pesticides, preservatives, additives, pollutants, heavy metals, or other environmental chemicals, you need to occasionally detoxify the fat cells. Here are some useful tips to help you:
-You need to ensure a healthy digestive system, that will eliminate toxins easily. Start consuming ghee to help the body naturally burn fat, strengthen the immune system, and improve the healthy function of the digestive tract.
-You need to detoxify the liver in order to help its function to eliminate toxins
-Drink plenty of water and exercise regularly to keep the body hydrated and boost the function of the lymphatic system and the circulation of blood
There are some nutrients that help the elimination of toxins from the fat cells. Chlorophyll, the green pigment in green leafy vegetables, binds with various toxic substances and eliminates them from your body with the bowel movements.
Therefore, you should increase the intake of organic leafy greens and herbs like thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, arugula, and cilantro.
You should also optimize the levels of the “master antioxidant”, glutathione which is made in the liver, as people with high levels of pollutants in their bodies often have depleted stores of this antioxidant.
Green tea contains EGCG, which relieves the toxic load, and reduces the body’s burden of polychlorinated biphenyls and other pollutants.