We should all pay attention to what comes out of our body as much as what we put into it, as this reflects our physiological balance and health
The Role of Sweating in Excretion
Sweating is an important part of excretion because it clears toxins from our blood as well as cleaning the skin itself. If the sweat is able to evaporate, it helps maintain a body temperature of 37 degrees at which our organs function must effectively. Sweating is a particularly healthy way to cleanse our system as long as we drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
Sweating can occur naturally daily mostly during exercise, as we sleep and when the ambient temperature rises.
In a climate hotter than the one we are used to, it is possible for our bodies to create up to a litre of sweat every hour! Body odour can be caused by allowing sweat to dry on the skin, however this can also be a symptom of health issues such as diabetes or an imbalance of friendly bacteria in the gut. The latter can cause a problem for excretion as it inhibits detoxification as well as cause numerous health issues.
The Role of Urination in Detoxification
Urination is one of two methods used by our bodies to remove urea and excess water. Waste from the kidneys, in the form of urea, collects in the bladder along with excess water. It is recommended that we drink two litres of water a day to keep our body healthy and functioning properly. This is very important for urination as some of this water passes straight through our body, cleansing the urinary tract and removing toxins from our digestive system. It also cleanses and flushes the liver and kidneys.
Foods rich in Vitamin-C help to acidify the urine, preventing infections from adhering to the urinary tract. Adding fruits such as cranberries and blackberries to the breakfast will aid nutrition and help in prevention.
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