Although we like to think that the food we buy at the local grocery store is perfectly clean, healthy, and safe to eat, unfortunately, that is not always the case. Our food is polluted from the moment it is watered, until the final seal goes on the packaging. Here’s a breakdown of what food pollution is, and how it ends up in our stomachs.
Food pollution: when toxic chemicals and/or biological contaminants are not naturally present in food. Food pollution can contribute to mild to serious illnesses, as well as the development of hormonal and metabolic problems – or even worse, cancer. Nervous systems are also affected by food pollution, as there have been parallels drawn between pesticides and the development of Parkinson’s.
Skincare pollution: when toxic chemicals and/or biological contaminants are applied to our skin, otherwise known as the largest organ in our body. This can include shampoos, face washes, deodorants, fragrance, air contaminants like cleaners, and other items.
Air pollution: when toxic chemicals and/or biological contaminants are inhaled into our lungs via the outside air. Air pollution is worse in densely populated cities and metropolitan areas.
How Does It Happen?
- Food can be grown in polluted soils, solid wastes, or using polluted groundwater that is used from another source
- Food can be irrigated with polluted water
- Food can be treated with pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides
- Food can be treated with sewage sludge or polluted fertilizers
- Food processing, packaging, and handling
- Concentration of pollutants through the food chain
- Deodorants and lotions are created with toxic chemicals
- Shampoos and conditioners contain unsafe materials that end up in our bloodstreams
- Aluminum compounds, parabens, artificial colors, and more are added to personal care products
By grabbing anything from a frozen dinner at the store, to a shampoo and conditioner set, you are subjecting your body to the dangers above. One great way to get out ahead of it is by going organic, which means harmful chemicals and pesticides were not permitted in the growing and cultivation of your food or personal care products. However, you can’t go organic on absolutely everything you eat, which means there needs to be another solution.
You need to aid your body in the detoxifying process. There’s a war being waged through your food and personal products, and you need to get out ahead of it with the right detoxification regimen.
One easy way to do that is through cold-pressed, organic, and natural juice blends. Using the pristine elements of fruits and vegetables without any alterations, juice cleanses can last anywhere from 3-5 days, flushing your body of the toxins that run through it.
While that happens, you are benefitting from:
- Energy boosts
- Immunity boosts
- Gut health
- Mental clarity
You can pick any juice cleanse that sounds right to you. Be sure to prepare your body a few days ahead of time for the healthiness that is going to ensue. Drink lots of water, as well as take oil supplements on the side to ensure your body is still receiving the healthy fats it requires.
Here at Salubrious, we provide 3 and 5-day juice cleanses for you. Think about flushing your body today.