One thing that might surprise you about organic food is the fact that it can actually be an important tool in your personal fight against obesity. Additionally, organic foods provide a higher concentration of nutrients, especially if you choose to steam your vegetables.
Most produce bought from a local farmers market or even your grocery store contain many different chemicals that your body must process and remove in order to keep these chemicals from ultimately poisoning your system. The bulk of the processing and ridding your body of these chemicals takes place in the liver, which is a key organ in the weight loss process.
The liver is the body’s “power house” and the largest burner of fat in the body. It is important to feed your liver properly in order to insure that it is working as efficiently as possible. In order to feed your liver properly you need to consume plenty of fiber and avoid foods that may contain chemical toxins, which can be found in many foods as well as alcohol.
You are probably well aware of the fact that fiber helps your body’s digestive processes by flushing certain matter that you aren’t able to digest out of the body. This process rids the body of countless toxins and waste products each and every day. Fiber aids the liver by ridding it of these toxins and not allowing them to be stored as fatty deposits.
If you feed your body with too much fat, additives, chemicals, and toxins then they cannot be properly disposed of. The result of this is that these toxins, poisons, and fats are stored in your body until your body can actually get around to getting rid of them. These fat deposits throughout your body can lead to a condition known as ‘fatty liver’, which will significantly impair your weight loss efforts.
Eating healthy food that is high and fiber, low in fat, and free of chemicals and toxins is one way to cleanse the body of this condition. Organic food is an excellent choice because it often meets all of the above criteria. It is important to keep in mind that food manufacturers often inject the foods they sell with chemicals in order to prolong their ‘shelf life’ and keep them looking fresh and tasty. Farmers also inject hormones into their crops in order to boost the volume of their crops. In other words, eating these types of produce might not be as healthy as you think it is and you may be sabotaging your own weight loss efforts.
By eating organic food exclusively you can seriously limit the number of toxins being introduced to your body, which will ease the burden on overworked systems leading to a new thinner you!
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