What are Consumable Toxins?


Understanding the most common sources of toxins makes it easier to identify and lower the intake of these toxins

Dietary Toxins

Processed foods are low in nutrients and contain additives that are toxic to the body. However if you eliminate all this processed food, you are still exposed to toxins.

Studies show that almost half of the fruit and vegetables we consume contain pesticide residue. There is also the issue of genetically modified foods whilst some sources of tap water have been found to contain heavy metals, pesticides, asbestos, arsenic and fertilisers. 

This is most probably also linked to the high rise in food allergies in recent years! 

Alcoholic Beverages

Consuming high levels go alcohol is toxic, however even frequently in moderation can take its toll. Long -term consumption of alcohol can damage the liver – the main organ responsible for the excretion of waste – causing the breakdown  of other toxins to become compromised as well as causing dehydration. 

Modern production of alcohol may lead to having pesticides in most drinks amongst colorants and other harmful additives, putting further strain on the liver.  Have a look at the Hangover Detox post to understand how to get rid of such toxins.

The occasional glass of wine is not harmful, but excess alcohol is!

Consuming Caffeine

Caffeine is a highly addictive stimulant enjoyed by most, including myself. Caffeine is mostly found in coffee, tea, chocolate and some fizzy drink.

Consuming an excessive amount of caffeine can lead to disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, irritability, headaches and even high blood pressure. It can also reduce the ability your body absorbs certain minerals.

Having said so, drinking tea and coffee has benefits to your body, but timing and moderation is key! .


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