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How to Limit Your Intake of Toxins in Your Diet

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There’s a reason why the saying, “you are what you eat” is thrown around. It may seem a little odd, but there is actually some scientific backing for it. The food you eat is what provides the building blocks for your body to repair itself and keep itself in good condition. Because of that, it’s important to make sure that you limit your intake of toxins in your diet.

Buy Organic

There’s been a lot of noise made about organic vs non-organic food. Some people swear that it’s a bunch of hokey, while others swear by it. The fact is, that foods that can be labeled as certified organic generally have far lower levels of pesticide residues than those that aren’t. There are pretty strict limits in place in regards to the pesticides and chemicals that can be used on the plants. That decreases your chances of consuming such residues when you eat the produce.

Drink Cleaner Water

Water is one of life’s necessities. You have to have it in order to survive. Not all water is created equal, however. Water can harbor some nasty, even deadly contaminants, such as bacteria if it hasn’t been properly cleaned and filtered. While the water from the tap is generally healthy enough, you’re still likely to be consuming various particles with every sip. If that doesn’t sound good to you (and honestly, it doesn’t), you might want to look into reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis removes up to 99% of particles from your tap water. That sounds a lot better, doesn’t it?

Limit Your Alcohol Intake

Consuming alcohol is a common enough past time for a lot of people. It’s not very healthy for you though. Almost all of it is metabolized by your liver, which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver. This is especially problematic since your liver is the primary location from which toxins are separated from your blood so they can be eliminated as waste. You should, of course, take steps to limit the toxins in your diet, but it’s also important to make sure that your body is still able to handle the toxins that you consume in spite of your best efforts.

Limiting the toxins you intake is only going to do good things for your body and your health. Buying organic, drinking cleaner water, and limiting your alcohol intake are just a few of the steps you can take to keep your diet cleaner and healthier. Remember, it’s best to make time to prioritize your health now before you’re forced to take the time to take care of yourself later when you’re ill.

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