I’m sure you’ve heard of myriad ways to detox by now – perhaps your friend is constantly sharing with you how a new tea cleanse has absolutely changed her life, or maybe you’ve seen countless posts on celebrities’ Instagrams praising the newest detox for their new flat tummy.
It might sound a little strange, but there are legitimate reasons why detoxes are the newest trend. Regardless of how healthy you think you are or how convinced you may be that no little detox could benefit you in any way, the reality is that quite possibly you need to detox.
That’s right, YOU need to detox. Here’s why:
Improves the Immune System
Many fruits are turned into juice detoxes, due to the high level of vitamins and minerals they contain.
The vitamins and minerals ingested during a detox help you cleanse the body of any unwanted toxins. By fighting away the bad toxins, the immune system has built up resistance to the toxins that are harmful to our body’s health and is, therefore, able to withstand sickness and infection at a higher rate.
The Lymphatic system, a network of organs and tissues that flush out unwanted toxins in the body, is one of the areas that are most positively impacted by detox. Through detox, the Lymphatic system is cleansed and is then able to carry out its tasks of fighting sickness to a higher degree.
Detoxes can give you a new boost of energy!
Detoxes are also known for the abundant energy they give to people. Since the body is used to functioning while still fighting off toxins like bacteria, sickness, and disease, it often does not have much energy left over to give to us for our own use.
However, a detox flushes the body of these toxins, giving the body more energy to do more activities. Go ahead, try a detox, you might just find some new found energy to try out that new Pilates class or start training for a marathon!
Detoxes help reduce pain, especially pain caused by inflammation.
Unfortunately, for us humans, the most common pain that is prevalent throughout the body is due to inflammation. Whether this is a simple twinge of pain or intense stomach ache, inflammation most likely is the root of the problem.
Inflammation is started mostly due to bacteria growth in an area of the body where the immune system is not as strong and capable of fighting off unwanted intruders. This makes it easier for the health of this particular area to be depleted, and therefore, becomes inflamed. When a detox is underway, it helps the body get rid of these toxins, progressively reducing inflammation throughout the body.
So, next time you are laying in bed due to a stomach ache or ear infection, think again about what a detox can do for you.
Detoxes are most popular due to their association with weight loss.
This may be the number one reason why so many people have flocked to detoxes from day one! Easy ways to lose weight are so highly sought after, and detoxes are a prime example. Although results may be hard to see at first and are different for every individual, weight loss is a much important factor why detoxes are such a beneficial way to live a healthy, balanced life.
The body begins the process of losing weight during a detox thanks to the toxins flushed out of the body. However, most of the toxins lost are directly linked to weight loss, primarily located in fat cells. Once these fat cells are free of toxins, they can begin to function at a higher pace, gradually increasing the metabolism.
Keep in mind that while weight loss is a positive plus for a detox, you’ve got to be careful and use it in a healthy way. Realizing that each body works in a different way and may experience differing results from one another, is a key factor in understanding how detoxes work.
Unlike most surface level acne treatments, detoxes work from within to cleanse the skin of impurities.
Detoxes also improve our health through getting rid of the toxins that hold impurities in the body. These impurities are pushed to the surface of the skin, appearing as pimples, clogged pores, and blackheads. Although there are many face washes, creams, and skin treatments that claim to clear acne, one of the most beneficial ways to achieve a clear skin is through detoxing.
The majority of the products that claim to treat skin only focus on the consequences, not the root of the problem. They cleanse the bacteria that is held on the surface and right under the surface of the skin, temporarily solving the acne dilemma. However, these treatments do not work to end impurities to the skin for more than a short moment. Unlike these temporary treatments, detoxes flush the impurities out of the body entirely, and, if used regularly, will continue to keep the impurities out permanently.
Detoxes get rid of toxins before they can reach the skin, which is why they are so effective in cleansing skin and curing acne.
So, next time you are freaking out over a newly surfaced pimple, remember that a detox can do wonders for your complexion!
It might be a new concept, and you might need more than just a simple persuasion, but a good detox can do wonders for your overall health and well being. A detox will flush your body of all the toxins that are diminishing your health and put you on the right track towards a cleansed life.
Don’t be afraid, start detoxing today!
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