Are you considering a body detox? If so, you may have heard that there are some health benefits to undergoing one, but is this true? Yes and no. In all honesty, it depends on who you ask.
Before further discussing whether a body detox does have benefits, it is important to familiarize yourself with the detox process. There are many ways for you to detoxify your body. Three popular approaches include the Master Cleanse, water fasting, and juice fasting. Water fasting and juice fasting involve only consuming water and juice, respectively. On the Mater Cleanse, you mix a drink with about 8 ounces of water, 1/10 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of grade b maple syrup. The cleanse also includes a nightly senna tea and a morning salt-water flush.
When on the Master Cleanse, a water fast, or a juice fast, solids are eliminated from your diet. Many healthcare professionals state this is very risky. Most of the risk assumed is associated with water fasting. When fasting, your body receives no nutrients. On a juice fast or the Master Cleanse, your body will not receive all needed nutrients, but some. For that reason, many professionals state that if you are going to cleanse, use either the Master Cleanse or juice fasting.
Although there is some concern about the lack of nutrients while on a detox fast or cleanse, there are benefits. One benefit is weight loss. When you do not eat solid foods, your calorie intake decreases drastically. This will result in automatic weight loss, even without exercise. Medical professionals advise against fasting for the sole purpose of losing weight, but it can be a benefit to undergoing detox.
The greatest benefit of a body detox is that it does what it is supposed to do. That is eliminating stored toxins and waste from your body. These toxins enter our bodies through water, food, and the environment. Although a small buildup is not uncommon, a large one can hurt your body. When these toxins are expelled through bowel movements, urination, and sweat, you will notice a significant improvement in your health. Many people report an increase in energy, regularity, and better skin.
As previously stated, the Master Cleanse, water fasting, and juice fasting are three common and popular ways to detox. Unfortunately, some find it difficult to go a week without solid foods. If you are one of those individuals, you can detox in other ways. Although not as full-proof, switching to organic foods, exercising, getting a full-body wrap at a spa, or 5-day visits to the sauna can help your body expel toxins.
Since there are benefits to detoxifying the body, you may wish to get started right away. Before doing so, review each of your detox options and find the approach that works best for you. Also, decide on a plan of action for after your detox. After your cleanse, you will have a cleaner and healthier body. You can keep it that way by switching to organic foods, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercising.
Although the above-mentioned claims are widely disputed in the medical field, many men and women will tell you to try a cleanse or body detox. These individuals have seen success. While each body varies, you will likely see those same results. As a reminder, those results include weight loss, increased energy, an improvement in the skin’s appearance, and an overall feeling of healthiness.