Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial, however, not everyone is lucky to have a balanced weight and a lot of people either struggle to lose or to gain weight and improve their health. Unfortunately, those who try to lose weight, despite the changes in their diet and overall lifestyle, are often unable to achieve the wanted results. So, what could be the problem?
The reason might be found in the digestive system. Digestion problems like lazy bowel, indigestion, constipation, etc. are considered to be the main culprits for an unsuccessful weight loss since they prevent the proper removal of toxins from the body. In normal conditions, bowel movements occur one or two hours after a meal or once or twice per day.
If bowel movements take longer than 24 hours and more, this may be a result of some medications, dehydration, lack of fiber, and bad bacteria in the gut flora. Chronic constipation is a condition characterized by inability of the body to empty the bowel, and as a result, the feces harden. This could be a result of lack of fiber, certain medications, IBS, excessive intake of laxatives, holding in stool, dehydration, and colon problems.
Indigestion or dyspepsia is a condition during which people experience pain and discomfort in their stomach because of the difficulty to digest the food. It can be a consequence of certain medications, acid reflux, peptic ulcers, bile duct abnormalities, etc.
So, maintaining the health of the gastrointestinal system is pivotal to a successful weight loss process. For that purpose, we’ve prepared a recipe for a detox salad that will eliminate the fecal fat from the bowels, flush out toxins from the body, supply the body with fiber, and balance the pH.
You will need:
Preparation: Grate 1/3 of the cabbage, the beetroot, and the carrot and then mix them together. If you want to, you can add seasonings of your choosing and then sprinkle a bit of lemon juice and olive oil.