It is possible to halt or minimize the aging effects caused by years of poor diet choices. Consider the benefits of neutralizing potentially harmful toxins created by three common culprits in the American diet: red meat, dairy products and bad carbs. It’s crucial to balance the acids in your body, since acidic wastes can accumulate and cause your organs to break down and malfunction. This can often be difficult, since the average western diet is acid-producing. An alkaline-food-plan balances the adverse effects of a traditional American diet that is rich in butter, animal proteins and wheat-based products. Alkaline food sources can also stave off diabetes and weight gain and improve digestion. Include alkaline foods in your diet like citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli, tropical fruits, like papaya and pineapples, avocados, wild-caught salmon, cinnamon and ground ginger.

Rethink your cooking oil to scale back bad fats. Gravitate toward recipes that adapt well to natural ingredients, such as substituting fruit juice for cooking oil in baking. There are over 101 uses for coconut oil, which makes a good case for why the miracle oil should be in both your medicine cabinet and food pantry. Coconut oil comes from medium-chain triglycerides, which are quickly utilized by the body instead of stored as fat. The wonder oil aids in vitamin and mineral absorption. Make coconut oil a part of your regular diet to help raise good cholesterol, and balance out blood sugar. Besides dietary advantages, coconut oil is also a useful weapon to ward off inflammation, bacteria and viruses, and can be applied topically to discourage wrinkles, warts, moles, athlete’s foot, acne, dandruff and many other symptoms.

Inflammation can be damaging to your heart, since it is how blood vessels cope with abnormal plaque levels that accumulate within a vessel. The plaque may eventually cause a rupture, and can trigger a blood clot formation. Turmeric, black pepper, garlic and olive oil are just a few of the anti-inflammatory ingredients that should be included in your diet to replace their unhealthy counterparts, such as corn and canola oils.

Epsom salt also minimizes inflammation and helps to detox the body with magnesium and sulfates. The use of regular Epsom salt baths has been shown to improve the symptoms of many health conditions including athlete’s foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises and muscle soreness. Regular Epsom salt baths help to ease inflammation of many chronic disease or chronic pain sufferers while improving mineral and sulfur content in the body. Add Epsom salt to your bath water twice a week and soak for ten minutes to help neutralize and detox the body by drawing out toxins through your pores. Finish with a clear-water rinse and a brisk scrub to fully remove dead skin deposits while feeling invigorated.

Consider other ways you can help to flush toxins out of your body, including naturally -through sweating. During moderate amounts of cardio exercise, wastes are removed through pores on the skin. Aim to sweat at least fifteen minutes every day. You can even follow up with a detoxifying brushing of your skin from head to toe with a boar bristle brush to remove dead skin cells that clog the pores.

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