What are the benefits of a detox and cleanse?
Want to feel energized? Want to look younger, be healthy, feel sexy? One of the best ways to get all of that is through a good detox and cleanse. What is a detox and cleanse? In Awaken, it is replacing the junk in your diet, (like sugar, processed foods, trans fats, alcohol, caffeine, etc.), with healthy, fresh, organic foods. It is upping your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and adding nutrient dense superfoods into your eating plan. It is also drinking plenty of water to wash out those toxins. The best detox and cleanse programs also include plenty of rest, moderate to gentle exercise, fresh air, and self care.
Rids Your Body Of Toxins & Wastes
In a detox and cleanse the body purges the toxins and wastes that have been stored through unhealthy habits. Eating clean helps the liver, bowels, and kidney’s function more effectively. When you eliminate all your excess waste you feel lighter and more energetic.
Boosts Your Energy
Eating organic, nutrient dense foods naturally increases your energy levels because this is what your body was meant to use for fuel (Not that fake, processed, manufactured food that the body doesn’t even recognize). Also there is no big crash like you get from eating sugary, carb filled foods, or energy drinks.
Strengthens Your Immune System
One of the biggest benefits of a detox is that it improves your immune function. By cleaning out your system, you are able to absorb more nutrients. You are eating foods which contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which also boosts your immune system. And if you add light exercise, (like yoga, rebounding, walking) that will help to move the lymphatic fluids thorough your body and strengthens you in the process.
Healthy Weight Maintenance
Not only do detoxes lead to weight loss in the short term, but if you adopt the healthy eating habits that you learn during a cleanse, it could lead to lasting effects. Replace the fake, sugary, processed foods you are eating with healthy foods, 80-90% of the time, and you are set!
Helps You Look Better
A great side effect of a good detox and cleanse is that you look great. Getting rid of the toxins in your body can actually clear up you skin and make it look glowing, (Although sometimes it looks worse as you are releasing toxins from your cells, the everlasting improvements are with it). Clean eating also makes your hair look shinier and grow faster!
Increases Mental Focus
Getting rid of excess carbs, sugars, and toxic foods in your diet leads to clearer thinking and increases your mental focus. A good cleanse stops that mental fogginess and afternoon drag that is so prevalent when eating crappy foods.
Doing a good detox and cleanse will improve your health and your sense of wellbeing. You’ll feel good, look good, and practice the skills that will lead to increased longevity. Sticking to a clean eating program, getting regular exercise and activity, and doing mindfulness practices are all great ways to make sure that you feel great for the rest of your life.