From waking up to sleep, we are exposed to a huge load of toxins - pollutants, chemicals and synthetics. This is more than we can naturally get rid of. We have talked a lot about detox that cleanses the body. Learn now how you can zero in on threats in your environment.
There are now about 100,000 chemical elements found in corner market products. They are present in shampoos, cleaning products, toys, furniture, rugs and even clothes. Not to mention those who come from outside, because of pollution, and absorbed through the skin. The good news is that there are many simple things you can do to reduce your exposure to these nasty chemicals.
Eggplant Juice, Ginger Watermelon, Green with Coconut Water, Red Lu… We already know the power of detox juices. But what's the point of taking care of the body if the surroundings conspire against it? The decision is clear: we need to expand the concept to other areas of everyday life. How about starting with a change in your home?
1 - Keep plants in all rooms that help absorb and filter out external pollutants
2 - Take off your shoes before entering, you avoid bringing pollutants that come from the street
Avoid using air fresheners and prefer natural fragrances and resin incense.
4 - To illuminate or meditate, prefer beeswax candles over traditional ones
5 - Avoid ready spices, use ingredients like lemon and cinnamon
6 - Read product labels and avoid artificial colors as much as possible
7 - Prefer Organic Foods
8 - Pay attention to recycling symbols on plastics: avoid numbers 3, 6 and 7
9 - Do not mix food with paper packaging inside your grocery bag
10 - Wash your hands regularly, have mild soap in the toilet
11 -Avoid cosmetics containing coal tar, formaldehydes, lead acetate and petroleum derivatives
12 - If you do all this, you are on the right track to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals.
There are more than 100 types of plastic. See the 7 most used.
• Plastics that mark “1” on the recycling label should not be reused.
• Plastics, theoretically healthier, are labeled 2, 4 or 5.
• Number 3 plastics can release BPA and phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals used as additives for plastics to make them more malleable. Its presence at high levels in the body alters the level of thyroid hormones.
• Number 6 plastics are made of polystyrene, a potentially toxic chemical. It can be released when the plastic container is used to store or heat food or liquid at temperatures above 80 ° C in the microwave oven, for example. It is the raw material for disposable cups, packaging, beer barrel seals and various other household items.
• Plastics number “7” emit Bisphenol A (BPA). They have been shown to contaminate the contents of the container and should be avoided completely. This substance is prohibited in some countries like Canada, Denmark and Costa Rica and also in some US states. It was banned in Brazil in late 2011, but it is possible that some is still found in the market, keep an eye.