Updated: Feb 2, 2022
Why detox? If you haven't tried it then you are missing out on a fabulous way to reset, cleanse and nourish your body from the inside out! However, we don't mean going on a detox fad diet, as they simply don't work especially the ones that persuade you to buy supplements! No, we believe in detoxing through clean eating to create the right conditions for your body to self cleanse, renew, and even heal.
A clean eating detox diet helps support your body's own inbuilt ability to remove and eliminate toxins from your organs and protect you from disease. This is done at a cellular level to help remove the overload of impurities from the liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin through nutrient rich foods that work in combination with each other and your body's metabolic function.
10 signs that your body needs a detox now!
1. Your energy levels are low and you feel drained most days
2, You feel stressed and become easily irritated
3. You often feel emotionally unstable, depressed and unmotivated
4. You suffer from frequent headaches
5. You have digestive issues and feel bloated
6. You pick up colds and bugs easily
7. You are experiencing skin outbreaks and skin blemishes
8. You are carrying excess body weight
9. You have bad breath and strong body odour (B.O.)
10. You are exposed to carbon emissions and cigarette smoke
5 Incredible Health Benefits From Detoxing
Significantly Improved Energy Levels
Eating specific foods, especially herbs have healing powers to balance and restore the body’s natural ability to handle stress by regulating the adrenal system. This system controls the way our hormones respond to stress that leads to a lack of energy. including herbs within your detox diet can help your entire body gently cope with stress and as a result will significantly improve energy levels.
Weight loss is a by product of a healthy detox diet because it sets you up to adopt good habits and if losing weight is one of your goals then this is a great way to jumpstart your journey. Detoxification through eating whole foods will reduce chronic inflammation in your body which is factor that contributes to weightgain. Detoxing is not only an invaluable tool to help with long-term weight management but can help you stay on track If you’re already at an ideal weight.
An unclean diet will result in skin problems that no amount of skin care products can cover up! Detoxing with clean foods and proper hydration will clear up your skin. however it is not a quick fix and often your skin can break out more as it works to eliminate the toxins. Perseverance is key and once the detoxification process has completed you will have clearer, brighter and younger looking skin.
Improved Nutrient Absorption
Through detoxing you can improve your digestive system by rebalancing your gut bacteria which affects your ability to absorb nutrients. Never underestimate how complex your digestive system especially the delicate relationship between nutrients, enzymes, and various digestive secretions. A healthy detox diet can prevent this delicate interplay from going wrong. If the foods you eat are not providing a stable environment for your gut bacteria to properly process your food then putrefaction takes place, producing damaging toxins and poor nutrient absorption.
Strong Immune System
An overloaded detoxification system will impact your immune system because it's charged with sorting it all out! Therefore its really important to take off the stress by feeding yourself with wholesome foods that support your immune system rather than tear it down. Natural, clean foods work with your body to create a more balanced ph environment because the more acidic the body becomes, the less effective the immune system is. With the correct detox foods the immune system becomes stronger and can better protect you against viruses, bacteria and disease.
The benefits of detoxing for your mental and physical health is enormous. You will start to experience a connection with and an awareness of what you’re feeding your body. You’ll appreciate how amazing you feel through eating clean, well-rounded meals and best of all, a detox jumpstarts you on the path to a healthy lifestyle that you’ll be able to maintain for years to come.
Baillie-Hamilton, P. (2002). The Detox Diet: Eliminate Chemical Calories and Restore Your Body's Natural Slimming System. Michael Joseph.