Apr 30 , 2021
The great thing about our body’s ability to detox is that we can achieve this without having to perform a cleanse and without going on a restrictive diet. Yes, there are potential benefits to be gained from temporarily restricting calories and switching to an all-liquid diet for a time, but it may also produce a host of consequences that most would be happy to avoid.
During a typical cleanse, calorie reduction will result in hunger and blood sugar fluctuations. Intermittent periods of fasting are very helpful to assist our bodies natural functions and support pancreatic function; however, prolonged periods of hunger and low blood sugar levels may contribute to lower energy, feeling dizzy, and increased irritability. An exclusive liquid diet made up of green shakes or juices can leave you without enough protein or fat. Very importantly, many restrictive cleanses may also lack essential vitamins or minerals.
On our detox journey, we still have lives to live and we have goals we want to accomplish outside of diet and nutrition alone. It may be increasingly difficult to stick to a cleanse with the other demands we have in our lives. Many of us still want to have the energy to run a bustling household or to win the day at work. Fortunately, it’s not necessary to do a typical cleanse to achieve healthy detox results.
Detox Without a Restrictive Cleanse
Thankfully, you can still effectively detox while maintaining your energy levels and nutritional needs. Adding certain foods and drinks may be even more effective as we learn to crowd out the foods that hold us back from our goals.
These tips can help you detox:
- Add more fruits and vegetables during your period of detox. They are a lower calorie option that help achieve a feeling of fullness and also provide you with important vitamins, minerals and fiber
- Cucumbers have a high level of water and can cleanse your body.
- Citrus fruits may help you cleanse the liver and remove toxins from the body.
- Garlic has natural antimicrobial properties.
- Broccoli sprouts are also a good source of antioxidants and can help your during a detox. You can add them to salads or cook with them.
- Add more herbs and spices. Herbs and spices have minerals and vitamins that are essential to health. They can also make your food taste better, so you’re less likely to turn to junk food or other unhealthy cravings.
- Avoid sugar. Eliminating sugar is a key step in detoxing. Sugar can lurk in many foods and drinks. It can hide in bread, cereal, juice, soda, alcoholic drinks, flavored water, and many other items. Check your labels!
- Drink more water. Water can remove toxins naturally. You can detox faster by drinking more water and staying hydrated.
- Switch animal proteins with plant proteins. Plant proteins are healthy and have extra benefits such as fiber.
- Drink green tea. Green tea has antioxidant properties and can help you as you detox. You can even find versions without caffeine.
- Make your own shakes or smoothies. You can avoid extra sugar and other unwanted ingredients by making your own drinks. You can add protein and fat to your drinks, too, so your body stays balanced and healthy.
Cleanses aren’t the only option to detox your body. You have other choices that that are kinder to your body and busy lifestyle. Committing to a whole foods, plant based lifestyle can be achieved when any nutritional gaps are filled with appropriate supplementation. Besides, how often can we forget to cook three perfectly balanced homemade meals each and everyday?
After implementing these changes for a few days, hopefully you will love the benefits enough to commit to a lifestyle change so that you can get the maximum results. At TENVIS, our mission is to support you through our specific line of health supplements to help you avoid having to “diet,” “detox” or “cleanse”. Instead, we want you to enjoy life while feeling full and satisfied by consistently choosing foods and supplements that support your body’s natural functions.
This is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before making changes to your lifestyle and nutrition plans.