Friday, 20 January 2012

Toxicity and what we can do?

I went to a really interesting seminar last night given by Tamara Sachs on 'How to be Healthy Living in a Toxic World'. I learnt some horrifying truths about the chemicals that surround us and that are absorbed into our bodies and then I heard some wonderful advice on how to equip and strengthen our bodies to deal with them.

The bottom line is we must limit our exposure to these chemicals and toxins and fill our body with all the fruit and vegetables that we can. It really is the anti-oxidants that help fight the free radicals, and we should be incorporating as much as possible into our diets.  The daily recommendation for fruit and vegetables in our diet from the government used to be 5 a day. This has gone up to 9-13 a day. If you are trying to detoxify your body then you need more!

In any case the seminar was given by Juice Plus which whilst I hate being sold to, I'm grateful they gave me the opportunity to learn more about toxicity and how we can arm the body to fight toxins.

New fuel on the detox cooking diet after this - incorporate even more vegetables and fruit into every recipe!! If anyone has any good veggie filled recipes please do add them. 

Also - quick note - some fruit & vegetables it is worth buying organic some of the time sometimes its not - e.g. spinach go organic, kiwi fruits don't bother. Check this website for good information on farming practices and pretty much anything to do environmental issues.

1 comment:

  1. Environmental Working Group's 2011 report "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce," - this is helpful!!!