Spring Clean Your Body

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Spring Clean Your Body

Good Riddance Winter! Spring is now officially here and it is a great time for Spring Cleaning!

I’m not talking about your blinds or curtains or cleaning out the Tupperware cupboard (although I did just do mine!) I am referring to our bodies. Spring cleaning, or detoxing our bodies is an essential part of shedding our winter coats and preparing for the summer months.

Whether you try this for a few days, or a week is up to you. 3 – 5 days is probably about my
recommendation, but even 1 or 2 days would have benefits.

So Why is Detoxing Necessary?

Detox, short for detoxification, is the body’s natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body. Toxins (anything that can potentially harm body tissue) are transformed chemically into less harmful compounds and excreted via stools or urine.

The body is constantly in a flux of detoxing, however, due to the modern diet, our heightened daily stresses, the toxic chemicals we ingest daily, and the increase in chronic degenerative diseases the body often needs a helping hand and to be cleansed so that it can work more effectively to eradicate these toxins from the body. Sources of toxins include those produced in the body during normal functions, such as the ammonia produced during the breakdown of protein, and chemicals such as pesticides, household cleaners, food additives, drugs, pollution, cigarette smoke, and heavy metals like lead that enter the body when we ingest or inhale them.

The outcome of a successful and well-planned detox is that you will be likely to experience

  • more energy
  • clearer skin
  • weight loss (if needed)
  • brighter eyes
  • a stronger immune system
  • greater mental clarity
  • increased self-confidence
  • and when necessary a great boost against illness.

A simple strategy to effectively detoxify your body for spring is to drink lots of water and eat lots of fresh vegetables and lean protein. Eating a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins is one of the best ways to detox your body. You can also detox your body by eating a whole lot of raw foods and exercising. Not only will detoxing give your health a boost, but it also enhances your overall wellbeing.

Remember that cleansing isn’t meant to be a “quick fix”, and it’s important to consider your personal health situation and lifestyle, so you should always consult a medical professional before embarking on any diet or detox program.

For some detox ideas, try these for starters, a delicious Beetroot Dip and Super Green Juice:

Also, see our selection of healthy recipes

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