Here's a question for you:
"If you only had one car for your entire life, how well would you look after it?"
Take a second to think about it. You would probably service it quite often and fill it up with only the best fuel so it would run optimally and for the longest time possible.... So how is this different to your body? We only have one body for this lifetime yet most of us don't give it the attention, fuel and maintenance it deserves... Most of us live busy, high stress lives that leads to a variety of added toxic build up in our systems.
We eat processed food full of fat, sugar and chemicals, we drink, smoke, take drugs, stress and often consume way too much caffeine then we should. Detoxing is therefore a great way to assist your body to excrete these toxins, to reset and restore and to get it functioning optimally again. Juice cleansing has also proven to provide a series of great benefits to the body including, increased energy levels, better sleep patterns, higher alertness, improvements to your immune system, clarity of mind, anti-aging effects and weight-loss.
The Top 10 Reasons to Detox:
1. Removes toxins from the body
Long-term exposure to toxins (environmental pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and industrial waste) affects our metabolism, behavior, immune system, and leads to disease. They are stored in tissues and cells throughout the body, including the brain, often for years – yikes!
2. Prevent chronic disease.
Environmental toxins are responsible for many cancers, neurological diseases, heart disease, strokes... you name it. Our bodies do have a built-in detox function to deal with these dangers, but those systems are constantly overloaded! Detoxing assists and improves what our bodies are trying to do naturally.
3. Enhance immune system function.
A compromised immune system makes us vulnerable to colds and flus, affecting our quality of life and productivity. Regular detoxing helps strengthen immune system functioning and fights off infection.
4. Lose weight.
Toxins affect the body's natural ability to burn fat, leading to weight gain. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are directly linked to weight issues. Detoxing rids the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increases metabolism.
5. Slow premature aging.
Detoxing rids the body of free radicals and heavy metals partially responsible for aging. Detoxing helps to increase nutrient absorption, including antioxidants and vitamins that help fight oxidative stress.
6. Improve quality of life.
Simply put, our bodies don't function very well when they're loaded with toxins. We may have joint pain, headaches, digestive disorders, sleep problems, and lack of energy. Depression may be eased and memory may be improved as a result of detoxification!
7. Increase energy.
You will have more mental, physical, and emotional energy after detoxing. People tend to sleep better and need less of it.
8. Improve skin quality.
Diet and environmental toxins undeniably affect skin. Detoxing improves acne, strengthens hair and nails, and gives us a natural, healthy glow.
9. Mental and emotional clarity.
When the body's systems are aligned, a shift also occurs with our mental and emotional states. We can deal with more when we're clear and grounded. We can make better decisions, analyze accurately, and see things differently.
10. Restore balance to our body's systems.
Our digestive, nervous, and hormonal systems were designed to work together to achieve optimum health. This is what our bodies want to do! When we overload them with toxins and unhealthy foods, these systems don't work as well as they should and we get sick. Detoxing brings balance back and helps our systems function properly again.