The Cleanse Craze: 3 Reasons to Jump on Board
By Virginia Laird
If you are much like the vast majority of your neighbors, you probably consumed far too many chocolate pies, cookies, and other sweet treats throughout the holiday season. With the holidays in the rear view mirror you may be feeling the guilt of having indulged a little too much among the tasty temptations. It could be you are seeing the results in your waistline as well. Many health and wellness professionals have suggested that a great way to get back on track is to begin with a cleanse. Cleanses offer a plethora of health benefits, including:
- Promotes weight loss
- It helps to detox the body
- Provides a boost in energy level
Cleansing Promotes Weight Loss
Many set out on a cleanse as a way to jumpstart weight loss. This can certainly help, but it is important to know that weight loss achieved during a cleanse is typically short-lived. As you get back to eating “normal” food, those pounds may easily find their way back to your body. Health and wellness professionals suggest finding a cleanse which allows you to eat real food. Many cleanses rely on fasting, juices, and special concoctions to help flush the body and lose weight. This will inevitably achieve short-term weight loss. If you choose a cleanse which allows you to eat real food, you have already begun a habit of healthy eating which can lead to more real weight loss.
It Helps to Detox the Body
Cleansing can be all about a good detox. Sadly, much of the food many consume is filled with things that can be harmful for the body. Cleansing can help to flush out these toxins. This can provide a boost in liver function, as well as other organs. It can also provide a boost to the immune system, and help reset your palate and help you drop cravings and begin eating more healthy.
Cleansing Provides a Boost in Energy Level
Some of the things which can be harmful to the body can also drain you of energy. Cleansing the body and getting rid of these things can help boost the amount of energy you have. Health and wellness professionals suggest that rather than turning to caffeine addictions for energy, the body can naturally produce more energy when it is free from the influence of harsh chemicals and other products which slow it down.
Finding which cleanse is right for you may prove to be the most difficult task of the entire process. However, you have all the tools you need to make the best choice for you. Good luck, and may the results of your cleanse be what you need to get you excited about your health.
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