Detox seems to have become a bit of a buzz word over recent years, with many celebrities jumping on the detox bandwagon, showing off their results.
With so many tempted to try it for themselves we look at the real benefits of detoxing your body.
Getting rid of that excess waste
The main aim of any detox plan is to rid the body of any excess waste that has been stored up. As well as giving an easier ride to your liver and kidneys, detoxing also cleanses the colon which means that the toxins already backed up within it can be expelled rather than absorbed back into your body.
An energy boost
People who are on a detox plan often say that they feel more energetic as a result. This is because the fresh fruits and vegetables are providing a natural energy burst rather than the sugar and caffeine that often people rely on. Another factor that seems to improve energy is that a detox plan will often see you drink more water than you normally would which will help with your energy levels.
Strengthen your immune system
During a detox plan you are allowing your organs to function as they should rather than working overtime to process toxins. This means that your body will absorb the required vitamins and nutrients better. One of the areas that really feels this benefit is the lymphatic system; which in turn will help your immune system to stay on top of battling those infections.
Detox plans are known to help with short-term weight loss, however they can also show you how you can change your eating habits for more long term results. As well as this, the new found energy thanks to the detox will also give you the motivation to increase your exercise and improve the speed of your weight loss too.
Clearer, brighter, smoother skin is one of the most favoured benefits of a detox plan. That said, for anyone entering into a detox there is a chance that your skin; especially skin that is prone to acne, will get worse before it gets any better. This is due to the toxins being released via the skin and is a sign that the detox is working as it should.
Not only does the skin feel your benefits, but your hair will too. A clear hair follicle means that the hair will grow faster and will look shinier and softer. Whilst it can’t help with a balding head, it will make the hair you do have feel great!
So these are just some of the reasons that detoxing is a great thing to do once in a while; so pick a plan that suits you and see exactly what it can do for you!