The 5 most exciting – and surprising – things that liquid health does for your body
Springtime is the season where traditionally homes, cupboards and wardrobes get spring cleaned. Anything that’s become clutter is thrown out. But, it doesn’t end with our wardrobes. It also extends to our diets. It’s a good time to drink yourself clean. So, what does this really mean?
A self-cleanse is a similar process to the one you may put your cupboard through. You empty it of clutter and create more space for new, beneficial stuff.
When you self-cleanse you detox your mind and body to rid them of toxins. For your mind, you may toss out negative thoughts and replace them with new, positive ones.
However, when it comes to your body, the best way to banish toxins and make space for goodness is to cleanse. And the best way to do this is through a liquid diet. But why, you may ask? Because it quickly and effectively breaks the bad food cycle and helps kick start your new healthy eating habits.
Plus, aside from the 5 fantastic benefits we already know about cleansing which you can read about in our last blog – just take a look at these 5 lesser known facts about liquid health and the positive impact it has on your body.
- You’ll find out what isn’t good for you
Doing a juice cleanse eliminates potentially problematic foods like dairy, wheat and gluten from your diet. After your cleanse, reintroduce each of the foods back into your diet slowly, one at a time. You will soon get to the root of any dietary problems you may have by doing this. Ultimately, this means you finally get to figure out whether any of those foods don’t agree with your body.
- You’ll lose your weight in water
We already know that most of the weight you lose on a juice cleanse is because of a very low intake of calories. However, you will also drop the kilos because you will also lose retained water. Why? Because in the glycogen that your muscles are storing for future use as energy, there’s also quite a lot of H20. When you are on a low-calorie diet, you use up the glycogen stores and lose the water weight with it. Do remember though, if you start eating badly again after your cleanse, you will once again retain all that water.
- Your body will get a boost of pure health
Juicing means you will receive a big dose of nutrients, because cold-pressed juices are a quick and easy way to get a fix of them, as well as vitamins, in an easy-to-digest liquid form.
- You give your liver a rest
Your liver is a detoxifying organ and your body’s main filter. Except for fibre, every single molecule of food absorbed through the intestinal wall goes into the liver for detoxification and preparation before being allowed to enter the rest of our body. But when we eat badly there are too many toxins for our poor liver to manage. This means many of them leak into our bloodstream causing problems with our cells and making us sick. A good cleanse, using only cold-pressed juice, will give your liver a break from the toxin overload.
- You also give your digestive system some time off
Do you get bloated easily or suffer from irritable bowels or an overly-sensitive stomach? Gut issues can be caused by eating bad carbs, over-processed, refined foods, and too much dairy in your daily diet. A juice cleanse can help reset your gut. Drinking only cold-pressed raw juice greatly reduces the amount of stress you put on your digestive system. This gives your body the time to heal and recharge. At the same time, it is absorbing essential vitamins and phytonutrients. In fact, while your digestive system is resting, it would also benefit you to take prebiotic and probiotic supplements which will help get your gut back to a healthy state.
Find out about 5 even more surprising facts in our next blog. In the meantime, get going on your spring cleanse. Find your perfect one here. http://juicedco.co.za/product/juice-cleanse/
The sooner you clean out winter’s toxins, the better you will heal and the healthier you will feel!