Excess weight gain is a serious aesthetical and health problem that can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The body may store toxins in the excess visceral fat, which can result in serious diseases.
What are toxins accumulated in fat cells?
The Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study in the 80s which found that human fat cells contain traces of 4 solvents and a dioxin as well. 90% of the fat cells also contained 3 more dioxins and 0 other chemicals, while 83% of all the samples contained PCBs. Dioxins are chemicals that are created during combustion and during some industrial processes such as pulp bleaching. They are highly harmful to our health and may cause a variety of diseases and conditions. All these dangerous toxins are stored in fat cells so they won’t be allowed to roam free in the body and damage our organs. However, this creates another set of problems which can have fatal consequences.
Like vitamins, toxins can be divided into water-soluble and fat-soluble toxins. This includes toxins such as preservatives, pesticides, food additives, pollutants, plastics and heavy metals.
Do you know what bile is? Bile is a fluid produced by the liver which has the responsibility of breaking down fats and eliminating the old red blood cells from the body. During digestion, the gut becomes permeable so the lymph can pick out absorbed fats and carry them to the liver for processing, where they will be transformed into cholesterol, hormones and other types of cells.
At the same time, the harmful fats in the body are marked for elimination and eliminated through the bile. However, if the liver is overloaded with toxins, this process won’t be happening, resulting in toxic overload in the body.
What’s the role of the lymphatic system?
The gut is surrounded with lymphatic tissue that absorbs toxic fats from the digestive system which are then carried away to the lymphatic system for elimination. However, both systems need to work properly in order for the process to be successful. When the lymphatic system is congested, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Excess weight in the belly area;
- Swollen hands and feet;
- Joint stiffness;
- Skin irritation;
- Constipation and diarrhea;
Why do toxins accumulate in the fat cells?
In general, a properly working lymphatic system should get rid of the toxic fat cells. However, a congested lymphatic system won’t be able to work as it should, so the toxins go back to the liver and overload it quickly, resulting in lesser production of bile and a toxic liver. The liver will then let the toxic fat cells roam free in the blood, so they can get into the fat cells and cause degeneration and free radical damage.
Here are 4 ways to detoxify the body of toxins:
Staying physically active and in shape will make you sweat more and eliminate toxins from your body. The more you move, the more you stimulate the lymph to move around your body and eliminate the toxic fat cells.
A periodical detox treatment is another great way of getting rid of toxins. However, the more exposed to toxins you are, the harder will it be to expel them, so try to reduce your toxic exposure by using natural products on your skin and eating organic foods more often.
Eat a healthy diet
Eating a healthy diet rich in fiber will allow your digestive system to work properly and eliminate toxins. Fiber can be found in leafy green vegetables, oatmeal, teff, quinoa and fruits as well. Of course, in order to make your gut function, you also need to pay more attention to food sensitivities such as gluten and dairy, and adjust your diet accordingly.
According to one study, stress can interfere with proper nutrient absorption and fat breakdown, which means that you need to learn how to relax.