What are the Benefits of Cleansing?
A detox cleanse is a natural, nutrient-dense diet that helps you cleanse your body and remove toxins. Unlike regular diets, a detox is short term and should only be done periodically. There are many different kinds of detoxes, and they all benefit the body in different ways. Cleansing works by flushing the body of toxins that it may have, such as prescribed drugs, alcohol, or other chemicals. Once the cleanse is over, your body is rebalanced and healthy.
Benefit #1: Healing Your Gut
One of the main functions of the gut is to digest and absorb nutrients, as well as excrete waste. When the gut is unhealthy, it cannot digest as well, which can lead to serious health problems. Signs of an unhealthy gut include upset stomach, constant fatigue, irritated skin, and weight fluctuations.
When the gut is cleansed through detoxing, it becomes much more effective and is able to digest and absorb nutrients better. Detoxing your gut can also help reduce constipation and help facilitate weight management.
To help cleanse your gut, eat foods that support gut health such as beans, lentils, leafy greens, and probiotics. Detoxify’s herbal detox cleansing products can also help reduce toxins present in the gut.
Benefit #2: Increase Energy Levels
Detoxing the body also increases energy levels. Toxins that slowed you down are flushed from the body. Eating healthily during your cleanse by avoiding inflammatory foods, such as processed foods with high amounts of sugar or gluten, can also benefit the body’s energy levels. This can lead to a better sustained energy boost in the body that can last in the long term as long as you stick to healthy eating habits.
Benefit #3: Improve Brain Function
Too many toxins in the body can affect your brain function and overall mood. This can lead to symptoms such as poor memory, trouble concentrating, headaches, and confusion. Detoxing the body can help improve your brain’s health by helping you get a better night’s sleep, helping you have clearer thoughts, and a more positive mindset.
While doing your detox, eat more “brain healthy” foods. These include foods that are high in vitamin C, such as broccoli, kale, and oranges. Antioxidants such as berries or chocolate and oil rich fish such as salmon and tuna can be beneficial for the brain as well.
Benefit #4: Improve Skin Health
Improving kidney and liver functions through detoxing can be a great way to help revitalize your skin. During and after detoxing, it’s important to drink plenty of water. This not only helps your body detox more effectively, but also promotes your skin’s hydration. Detoxing can also help improve your skin by calming any irritation or flare-ups that may be occurring. Limiting processed foods, sugars and preservatives also helps improve skin health.
Benefit #5: Boost Immune System
A detox can strengthen a weakened immune system by improving the efficacy of waste systems in the body. Internal cleansing can help reduce bad bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites, and heavy metals that can weaken the immune system over time. When toxins are minimally present, the immune system can fight off invaders more easily.
There are a couple of tips you can use to boost your immune system quickly:
- Drink warm water with lemon
- Try to eat as much raw produce as possible, such as leafy greens, apples, and cilantro
- Make sure you are sleeping and exercising regularly
- Try Detoxify’s Green Clean Herbal Cleanse, which contains many of the nutrients your body needs to boost your immune system.