Fasting might make you live longer.

Indeed, mice live up to 40% longer when they ‘fast’, versus others with constant access to food.

Some incentive to give it a go, right?! Why not go one step further with a detox? This is more than just abstaining from food. It’s a total cleanse of your system! You alter your diet, for a period of time, to remove toxins from the body.

Fasting is followed by a diet of fruit, veg, juices, water, herbs, and teas. Enemas are sometimes done too (remember- total cleanse…)

There are all sorts of reasons to detox regularly. Want to know the main ones?

Keep on reading!

To Lose Weight

That’s right, detoxing helps you lose weight.

There’s nothing quite like a fast, following be a super clean, low-calorie and nutritious diet to shed those excess pounds. You don’t sacrifice on vitamins and minerals though. You’re just eating a healthier diet and lower calories. That shock to the body’s typical diet instigates a weight drop.

 Strengthen Your immune System

Detoxing is good for your overall health and wellbeing.

A good example is the benefits to your immune system. Fasting is a known contributor to good immune-function and regeneration.

Likewise, all the vitamins and minerals from the healthy diet provide your immune system with what it needs to keep you well.

To Improve Your Strength of Will

Fasting takes willpower.

The first 24 hours are the hardest. Your body won’t know what’s happening and will tell you to eat at every turn. Resist the temptation! It’ll get easier. Even so, a detox is sure to build your strength of will.

Indeed, detoxing isn’t easy! The location you do it can make a big difference.

For example, imagine detoxing next to the ocean, with a cool sea breeze and golden sands as your companions! A coastal detox may be just what you need.

To Create Spare Time

This reason to detox is often overlooked.

But think about how constant cooking and eating takes up your time!

You’ll be amazed at how much spare time you have on a detox. Those hours in the kitchen will be replaced with time to kill. It’s for you to decide how to spend it.

To Improve Brain Power

Eating less, via fasting, can improve your cognitive functioning.

It provokes neurochemical changes. These have all manner of positive knock-on effects, including reduced inflammation. You’ll function better mentally as a result.

You’re also likely to stay better hydrated. Dehydration is a common issue with profound negative effects on your brain power. Detoxes usually involved drinking lots of water. This will ensure you’re operating at your best!

How to Detox Naturally

If you or your loved one is suffering from an autoimmune disease, like different types of lupus, it’s important to boost your immunity. One way to do it is to naturally detox. So, how do you detox naturally? 

Here’s how:

  • Watch What You Eat:
    Choose the best foods to naturally detoxify your body, such as natural fats and oils (e.g., extra virgin coconut oil and olive oil). They provide energy for biotransformation and detoxification processes. 

Also, seeds and nuts, like walnuts, flax seeds, almonds, and sunflower seeds, legumes, fruits, and vegetables are beneficial for natural detoxification of the body.

  • Support Your Immunity:
    Make sure to eat a well-balanced diet, manage stress levels, get adequate sleep, and practice good hygiene, such as proper handwashing, to support optimal immunity. 

With the threat of coronavirus and other emerging diseases, proper handwashing on a regular basis should be part of your “new normal” or included in your daily must-to-do list.

  • Natural Detoxification Program:
    At least twice a year, it’s important to undergo regular detoxification. It’s a good idea to undergo formal detox as a full-body cleanse, which lasts about two to three weeks. With the right detox-minded eating plan, it’ll help the liver and other internal organs optimally detoxify.
  • Minimize Exposure:
    Because prevention is the best defense against free radical damage and proliferation, you should avoid undue exposure to household cleaners, plastics, building materials, and processed foods.
  • Reduce Inflammation:
    Because toxicity results in inflammation, you should consider an anti-inflammatory diet, which includes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Some examples of plant-rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids are chia seeds and flaxseeds, as well as spices, like ginger or turmeric.
  • Chiropractic Treatment:
    A chiropractic treatment includes manipulation of the spine and musculoskeletal system, as well as client education on the best diet and lifestyle to naturally get rid of the body’s harmful toxins and free radicals.

Reasons to Detox Regularly

There you have it: the top 5 reasons you need to detox regularly!

Detoxing, including fasting, is great for your mind and body. You might even live longer! But that’s not all, the decision to abstain from eating, and cleanse your system of toxins can have profound positive effects in many areas.

Hopefully, this piece has highlighted the main incentives to try it!

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