An Overview of Cleansing And Fasting Diet
Fasting is the process of restricting the intake of food and it leads to the removal of waste products from your body, is called cleansing. The combination of cleansing and fasting is a highly effective healing method and it is beneficial for reguvenating an aging body and overcoming chronic diseases. It ensures continued health and lowers the risks of disabling diseases in future life. Though there are immense benefits for both methods, cleansing and fasting will be unpleasant for beginners.
Cleansing or Detox Diet
Cleansing is the method of eliminating dietary and environmental toxins from your body. There are a number of detox diets available, and most of them focus on increasing the intake of foods that help to cleanse the body and decreasing the consumption of potentially harmful chemicals. Removing toxins from your body is essential for increasing energy levels, improving concentration, and stimulating digestive health.
Detox Diet Foods
You can include a number of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, etc in your detox diet. Fruits can be used in fresh or frozen form. Using natural and unsweetened juice is also good. You can also include dried fruits, such as cranberries, goji berries, raisins, and dates in your detox diet.
Vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, beets, artichokes, garlic, onions, swiss chard, collard greens, kale etc are good detox foods. Sea vegetables such as wakame, nori sheets, and kelp are also good. However, you should avoid corn because it may lead to the formation of acid in your body. If you are sensitive to tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and peppers, you should avoid them from your diet.
Some foods interfere with the detoxifying ability of your liver. Therefore, you should avoid the intake of certain foods such as trans fat, artificial sweeteners, fast food, alcohol, soy foods, etc. It is also essential to drink more water.
Advantages of Cleansing
* Feel more energetic and fresh,
* Improve physical and mental vitality,
* Improve digestion,
* Helps to reduce weight,
* Helps to come out from nicotine, drug and alcohol addiction,
* Helps to stop bad eating habits, etc.
* Little hard to follow this diet,
* May feel dizziness, fatigue, withdrawal symptoms, and headache, etc.
You can start one day fasting with water, raw vegetables, raw fruits, fresh vegetable juice, and fresh fruit juice. Avoid cooked vegetables, whole grains, soy products, vegetable products, prepared foods, junk foods, fast food, meats, eggs, butter, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, milk, sweeteners, artificial flavoring, caffeine, etc from your diet. You should strictly avoid the consumption of alcohol, nicotine, and drugs during the fast. The fasting can be continued from 1-40 days. Water fast is highly effective than juice fast.
Benefits of Fasting
* Improved mental clarity, and brain functions,
* Safe and rapid weight loss,
* Balanced nervous system,
* Improved energy level,
* Sensitive, soft, and silky skin,
* Greater ease of movement,
* Breathing becomes deeper, freer and fuller,
* Rejuvenation of digestive system,
* Increase confidence,
* Helps to control emotions, stored up worries,
* Helps to cure causes of diseases such as tumors, mucus, arterial cholesterol plaque, fat cells, etc.
Fasting is also effective for treating some conditions like asthma obesity, food and environmental allergies, cancer, constipation, mental illness, back pain, headache, bronchitis fatigue, flu fever, skin problems, insomnia, etc.
Cons of Fasting
When you avoid food for a day, you may feel hunger pains and it will be more intense when you continue fasting. Weakness, light headedness, headache, etc are the other disadvantages of fasting.
Whatever may be the disadvantages of cleansing and fasting, both the methods are highly effective for the elimination of toxic substances from your body and making you stronger.