Most of us don’t know that today we live in a highly toxic environment. We are regularly getting exposed to foods loaded with chemicals. If you think you can avoid toxicity entirely, it is almost impossible to do so. So our liver and digestive system could easily get overpowered. Our body is made in a way that it removes toxins in a natural and continuous manner.
There are 2 groups of toxins:
- Water soluble
- Fat soluble
The water soluble toxins are removed readily through our kidneys and blood.
But the fat soluble toxins are difficult to be removed. As already mentioned, our body is made to eliminate toxins regularly and naturally.
So which are these fat soluble toxins?
- Heavy metals
- Food additives
- Various environmental compounds
They can be removed entirely by our body only when they become water soluble.
Our liver plays an important role here. Even when our detoxifying pathways and digestive system are working well, it’s a challenge. These fat soluble toxins are able to reach our blood, brain and fat cells via our liver and they can get stored there for a long time.
But researchers believe that balanced digestion, detox pathways and stress levels can be regulated to prevent the storing of such harmful compounds and toxins in our body.
Whenever we digest our meal, the two types of fats – toxic and nutritional are mixed up from the stomach to the small intestine. The bile from our liver and gallbladder will then emulsify them in the small intestine. Our small intestine has millions of tiny villi and lacteals (finger-like mucus membranes that resemble grass).
They will help in sweeping our gut. They also help with absorbing nutritional fats. On the other hand, they will move the toxic fats to our liver so as to process them.