POPS stand for Persistent Organic Pollutants, and these pollutants play a HUGE role in your METABOLISM when dieting.
Commonly called, “The Dirty Dozen”, you can be exposed to POPS through:
- Fatty Animal Foods with high concentrations of POPS
- Chemical Solvents
- Industrial Chemicals
- Indoor/Outdoor Air Pollutants
- Drinking Water
POPs increasingly accumulate as they move up the food chain, reaching the greatest concentrations in predatory birds, fish, and mammals.
Your body stores them in fat cells as a protective mechanism. When fat is burned, they are released in large concentrations and can do damage and slow the metabolism.
Increasing the livers ability to detoxify and remove POPs is key. Detox with:
- Dandelion root,
- Milk thistle,
- Alpha lipoic acid (think flaxseeds, canola oil, soybeans/tofu, pumpkin seeds and walnuts), and
- Vitamin C
- Green tea,
- Oolong tea,
- Mate tea, and
- Ginger root.
🍎Vegan Macro Coaching
*Properly balance your hormones
*Improve your digestion
*Improve Adrenal Fatigue
*Build lean muscle and burn belly/thigh fat