Fast pace. Fast food. Stress. Pollution. Fatigue. Give yourself a break.
There are hundreds of purposes to detoxing, but we know that to put wisdom into action, we sometimes need a little nudge. This is why Wildcrafter has gathered 8 highly inspiring reasons to cleanse.
8 Reasons To Cleanse
An enormous amount of energy is spent on the constant demands of digestion. By taking a break from eating solid foods, the organs are able to redirect blood and energy to the brain, the skin, the liver and other neglected areas, giving them an opportunity to detoxify and heal. And when it comes to detoxing, cold-pressed juice cleanses are one of the most effective catalyzers. This is because cold-pressed juice floods your system with live nutrients and enzymes to enhance the natural cleansing process. Minerals and vitamins provide nourishment for your brain and muscles while a full enzyme count ensures a good system scrubbing.
Juice cleansing gives your digestive system the rest it’s been begging for while actively providing for the body in its detoxification process.
I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing works better than good old fact-based, science-backed motivation. So here is a list of 8 reasons why cleansing will leave you feeling like a million dollars.
- Energy Boost
Most people who detox report feeling more energetic. This is because when you are detoxing, you are actually cutting out the stuff that caused you to need a detox in the first place. By replacing sugar, caffeine, trans- and saturated fat with fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll be getting a natural energy boost, and one that comes without a crash. Additionally, all the energy you used trying to digest things you can’t even pronounce can now be spent on faster cell rejuvenation and proper brain function.
- Reverse Early-Aging
One of the main contributing factors to the early-aging process is the constant barrage of toxins that your body has to deal with is. Minimizing the amount of free radical damage will help with both short and long term benefits, and increase longevity. And remember, once you finish your cleanse, stick to a healthy, low-toxicity diet.
- Super Immune System
When your body is detoxified, your organs are finally able to function properly. That is something your immune system gets a real kick out of, since it means you are absorbing nutrients better. If you want to take your juice cleanse to the next level, incorporate some lymph-friendly herbal teas, such as red clover or cleavers, and a light exercise routine. This will encourage circulation and draining of the lymph fluid, while strengthening your immune system in the process.
- Radiant Skin
The chances of a glowing skin at the end of your cleanse are optimal. Additionally, detoxing can help with acne, although it might get worse before it gets better, as the toxins first need to be released. This is a normal part of the process and a sign that you’re on the right track. For more information on how eating affects the health of your skin, read our previous article, Skin Care From Inside Out. www.wildcrafter.co/blog/
- Clarity Of Thought
A lot of people experience fogginess, especially in the morning. However, few understand that fogginess is actually brain inflammation. By cleansing, not only you will get rid of the many harmful chemicals that cause inflammation, but you will actively bring your body's pH back into balance, sharpen your thinking and brighten your mood, until morning fogginess becomes but a blurry memory.
- Bye Bye Waste, Bye Bye Excess Weight
If your kidneys and colon are saturated with toxic matter, it is literally impossible for your body to rid itself of any excess weight. However, cleansing stimulates the body to purge itself, and help the liver, the kidneys and the intestines do their thing. The colon part is especially important, as a backed up colon can cause toxins to be reintroduced into the body, rather than exiting as planned. And that translates to allergies, constipation, weight gain, water retention and general lethargy. Feeling energetic and dropping a few pounds is so much easier when your organs are functioning properly. Additionally, the short term drop in calories and volume can help you jumpstart weight loss by reducing the size of an over extended stomach (“I’m-hungry-all-the-time” syndrome, anybody?), and inspire your metabolism to start burning fat for fuel.
- Hello Well-Being
When you detox, you feel good. And when you feel good, good things happen. Feeling good should be the first reason why you try out a cleanse… and as your well-being improves, you will observe betterment in your relationships, your productivity, your creative endeavours and your overall relationship to life.
So here's to cleansing. To better habits, positive thinking, clean eating, and most of all, to loving yourself.