TO RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD
Written by Miriam ter Borg
The human body is a complex mechanism designed to cleanse and remove toxins to maintain a particular level of balance and vibrant health. However, when your body consumes more toxins than it can eliminate it can lead to feelings of fatigue and lethargy, as well as contribute to more serious health concerns.
Is there a natural remedy to this problem? Perhaps it is time to consider a juice cleanse!
During the time you are cleansing, a juice cleanse eliminates the ingestion of any additional toxins, allowing your body to preserve energy so that it can focus on detoxification and repair processes to get it back in balance.
Juice cleanses can also reduce bloating, improve digestion, eliminate cravings, improve sleep, promote healthy skin, and help you feel energised and motivated. Further, juice cleanses are often praised for improving our immune system, reducing chronic pain, promoting anti-ageing, and reducing cellulite and allergies.
Many compare the benefits of juice cleansing to that of an ‘upwards spiral’. Once you’re eating better, you can start to feel better and in turn make healthier choices.
People across the globe choose to partake in a juice cleanse as a weight loss program so that they feel lighter and brighter and experience actual weight loss, losing stubborn kilos.
Interestingly, these same people talk about other benefits include having clear, glowing skin, improved mental clarity and reduced “brain fog” while also finding that taking part in the cleanse has helped eliminate cravings. Many say it is like giving your body a clean sweep and pressing the reset button.
It is like you hit a switch and now have a natural inclination towards healthy food, rather than having to force yourself. You become more in-tune with your body and your whole mindset changes. It’s not about convincing yourself that you have to eat something healthy, it’s about naturally wanting to eat it.
Ultimately, juice cleanses are all about resetting your relationship with food. Unlike other cleanses, juice cleanses work because your body is flooded with a bountiful supply of rapidly absorbed nutrients to deeply nourish your cells. This gives your body a break from consuming food that may contain toxins. Liquid-form cleanses bathe the digestive system in much needed nutrients.
If you were to eat the amount of physical produce that goes into a single jar of juice, it would be tough. By juicing the produce, you get all the micro-nutrients in a liquid form which gives your digestive system a complete rest. At a simple level, all your body has to do is absorb those nutrients from a liquid rather than breaking down solid foods to get what it needs.
It is exceptionally important to choose your cleanse juice carefully so you are having organic, raw, live and nutrient dense elixirs.
Our bodies are wonderfully designed to cleanse and self-heal, but through the effects of lifestyle stressors (food, drink, chemicals in skin care, air pollution, stress …) we can get a build-up of toxins stored in our bodies that results in feeling and operating sub-optimally. Luckily, with a little support from a juice cleanse we can begin eliminating these toxins and come back to an equilibrium – feeling fresh, energised and inspired.
Having a juice cleanse often leads to an amazing feeling when you wake up given your body hasn’t spent the whole night digesting food from the evening before.
Historically, many cultures have used periods of fasting for vibrant health. 2016 Nobel Prize winner Yoshinori Ohsumi achieved international recognition for his research on how human cells recycle and renew their content, a process called autophagy. Fasting activates autophagy, which helps slow down the aging process and has a positive impact on cell renewal.
So, the next time you feel run down consider trying a juice cleanse. It could be the natural remedy that you are looking for when trying to reset your relationship with food.
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