Maintaining Your Body's Ratio Of Good To Bad


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If you’re looking to get healthy, there’s a good chance that you’ve realized by now that it’s not all about how many calories you can cut from your diet. Portion control is important, but more important is what’s actually inside your body. We all have a balance of good and bad agents in our body. They dictate how well our exercises pay off, how our vitals function, energy level, mood, and more. So, how do you make sure you’ve got the right ratio?

Staying clean

First, we need to recognize that our bodies all already harbor certain impurities that can do real damage to us. We call these toxins. They come from all around us, too. Our food, the air we breathe, our clothes. We eat them or breathe them in, one of the most common being mycotoxins that contribute to cancer, kidney and liver failure, and much more. Our ability to get rid of it is one of the most crucial aspects of supporting your body’s natural detoxing systems, the kidneys, liver, and colon. That vital need is why many introduce a detox tea to their diet. Beyond flushing the bad out of the body, a good tea can also improve your energy and help you tackle bloating, two issues that pop up commonly when trying to exercise.

Eating smart

Naturally, it’s better if you start introducing less bad into your body. More veggies and fruits are always a good start, but the greatest problem isn’t that you’re not getting enough of those. More often, it’s because of what you are eating. Processed foods, even those that advertise themselves as healthy choices, often bring with them tons of preservatives, flavorings, and colorings. On top of those chemicals, the safety of which should always be treated with some degree of skepticism, we should be concerned with the sheer amount of high fructose corn syrup and refined carbohydrates. Beyond that, the process of preserving them also tends to reduce the nutritional impact of what’s supposed to be in the meal. Even if it sounds super nutritious, you’re getting a lot less from it than you would if you ate whole foods.

Topping up

When you’re on a calorie controlled diet, it can sometimes feel difficult to get all the nutrients your body needs. However, leaving them behind can result in darker moods, lower energy, harder recovery from workouts and more. You want to make sure you get as nutritious a diet as possible, but you should also consider using vitamin and mineral supplements to top up what you can’t eat naturally. Of course, you should always consult your doctor before taking supplements or making any major changes to your diet. Everyone has a different context to make dietary changes in and you don’t want to make any sudden moves that might jeopardize your health.

You can never fully cleanse your body of all its impurities and kinks in the system. However, you can make sure that you’re fully supplying yourself with the nutrients you need and improve your body’s ability to get rid of the bad.

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