Valentine’s Day is here once again. Since it’s the day of hearts, let’s be concerned about its health. One way to do that is to minimize your exposure to environmental chemicals. It doesn’t mean though, environmental toxicity in general because it’s such a big thing. Rather, it’s about those seemingly harmless chemicals that you deal with in your everyday life.
Toxins are found in the foods you eat, the water you drink, the personal hygiene and cleaning products you use on a daily basis, and so on. If we could just avoid using those chemical-laden stuff and instead focus on natural therapies, then we’ll be on the road to a healthy heart.
Toxic Buildup In The Body
At first glance, there appears to be no harm in using Styrofoam cups, plastic water bottles, toothpaste, shampoo, makeup and other cosmetics, even prescription drugs. The small amounts of chemicals from said stuff can accumulate in your body over time without your knowing.
Finally, when they reach a certain degree of toxicity, then, cellular dysfunction and illness set in. Hence, detoxification is important.
Toxins – Big Threat To Heart Health
Experts in the medical field are convinced that environmental toxicity is a key contributor to many a serious medical condition, and that includes heart disease. That makes heavy metal toxicity a big threat to your heart health.
Mercury vapor can get into water from the emissions of burning coal. When they find its way into different bodies of water and end up in the ocean, they poison the fish and other edible aquatic species. These feed on algae which has been contaminated. In the end, when humans consume fish, they also take mercury into their bodies.
Detox For A Long Term Heart Health
There are numerous ways of getting rid of impurities, toxins in particular, from the body. To boost your heart health and general well-being, experts recommend to avoid too much exposure to environmental toxins. Cleanse your body regularly.
Here are simple ways to eliminate unwanted chemicals to keep your heart healthy for long:
1. Increase your dietary fiber intake.
According to the standard American diet, 10 to 15 grams of fiber a day is required by the average adult body. However, experts say that to keep the natural detoxification process working smoothly, you need at least 30 grams of fiber everyday from natural sources, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
This should be enough to move out a sluggish or stagnant bowel. The heavy metals and other toxins are excreted when the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is working at its best.
2. Exercise and get wet.
Exercise is not only good for relieving constipation. Likewise, it makes you sweat, and in that case, the toxins, pesticides and petrochemicals that have been stored in your subcutaneous fat are flushed out when you perspire.
A natural way to cleanse your body, sweating brings out impurities through your skin pores. Have a good workout and be sure to get wet. Even a simple daily walking program is good for your heart.
3. Learn how to breathe properly.
Deep breathing helps your lungs expel waste products when you exhale. There are simple breathing exercises that you can learn to improve your respiratory system and enhance your body’s ability to detox itself.
Make it a point to purge your body of stored toxins. Use natural therapies and bolster your heart health.