If so, your body’s ability to take out the trash might be compromised.
Toxins Cause Weight Gain
Our bodies are constantly bombarded by environmental toxins. These dangerous chemicals can make their way into our bodies and disrupt our ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol (1).
Scientists at the CDC found that nearly every person they examined had a host of toxic chemicals stored in fatty tissue, including flame retardants and Bisphenol-A, a hormone-like substance found in plastics (2).
Many studies have shown that fat cells accumulate toxic chemicals faster than any other part in the body (3). One of the possible reasons why the body does this is to protect your internal organs.
In an interview with TheEcologist, Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton explains that one of the few things that can actually get rid of lower levels of chemicals in the body is vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Detoxification is a healthy and natural way to help your body get rid of harmful toxins. Here’s a simple detox drink worth trying.
Detox Drink Recipe
- 12 oz. Water
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/3 tsp. Turmeric (how turmeric helps the liver)
- a dash of black pepper
Just mix everything together and drink daily!