First and foremost there is no proven efficient way to prove that your body is free from toxins but there a couple of ways to prove your body is full of toxins.
One of the ways to show that your body has toxins is the color of your urine, the dark color of your urine shows the concentration of something. It’s like putting a color yellow ingredient in soup, the higher the level of its concentration the more soup will change its color to appear like the ingredient (yellow).
But then it could also be a sign of what you are eating or when you are under medication of any drug, the concentration of certain drugs in our bodies can be depicted in the concentration of the color of your urine
That’s one of the reasons why some drug tests are done using urine samples, or blood tests or even your poop because the concentration of certain drugs or foods can be manifest themselves more in some mediums than others, say your blood or urine.
Do body cleansers work?
Body cleansers do not work because your body is designed to cleanse its self.
Let’s run through the process of how your body utilizes food until it comes out as waste and you would see there is no impact by detoxifiers ;
how food is digested.
When you drink or eat food after chewing, it will go to your stomach where it will be mixed with stomach acids and enzymes for easy breakdown and digestion
The pancreas makes the digestive juices that contain the enzymes that break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins
The liver makes a digestive juice called bile that also helps digest some vitamins and some fats. Bile ducts carry bile to the gallbladder for storage and to the small intestines for use
Gallbladder stores bile and releases it through the bile duct to the small intestines
The small intestines proceed with the breaking down of food by mixing digestive juices with bile from the gallbladder and food to continue with further break down of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. It absorbs most of the nutrients from the food we take
In the large intestines, more water is absorbed from the food and the remaining waste from the process is passed out as feces
As you can see from our small break down of food digestion is that no cleansing or detoxification has really occurred but some of the parts are multi-functional or it’s hard to tell where that process might have occurred in the body.
How does the body detoxify itself?
Well, there are two parts mainly responsible for detoxifying your body not forgetting the digestive system process we ran you through earlier that is responsible for detoxifying our bodies off the solid waste.
The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs appearing either side of our spines below our ribs
The kidneys’ job is to filter your blood and remove wastes. the blood that gets in the kidney is filtered and waste is turned into urine. The filtered blood goes back in the body purified
The liver is a brown-reddish meaty organ that is on the right side of the stomach. Its responsible for filtering blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body.
In the process of filtering the blood, the liver is actually detoxifying your body so that all possible toxins that came from the digestive system are filtered out before it’s passed back
The liver detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs.
But all that is liquid, so what of the solid waste, well after that large intestines remove all the remaining water from the solid food, it passed it out as feces, so in that way, our body also be free of all solid toxins thus a healthy body
How to Naturally Detoxify Your Body
Well, the best way to detox your body is by drinking plenty of water, which will always help wash out liquid toxins from your body
Avoid smoking so that your lungs don’t get affected and they are able to filter out air toxins from your body
And keeping your liver and kidney in good shape because that will maintain their efficiency and effectiveness to detox the body
Some recommended foods for the liver;
- Coffee tops the list after all most people take it and also helps in preventing some liver-related diseases
- Berries and grapes
- Getting a hepatitis B vaccine (of course, this is not a food)
Food recommendations for the kidney
- olive oil
The good bit about the kidney foods is that they are likely to be your everyday foods
So what exactly do the detoxifiers do?
Well they will just go through the above process and also end up detoxified if they are toxic and if they contain any useful ingredients, they will be absorbed and used by the body
How do toxins leave
Toxins leave your body through urine,feces and your nose or mouth through breathing
Hope you have learned something useful today that can be helpful in your healthy life