The long days of Summer are often filled with more activities than the cold and dark days of winter. This year you want to be feeling and looking your best so you can fully enjoy all that the season has to offer.
It is an unfortunate fact that the modern world is inundated with toxins in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. A detox program will cleanse your body of these pollutants and keep your metabolism humming along so that your body and and mind can function at an optimal state straight through to the fall.
If that’s not enough to convince you, here are 7 reasons to detox for Summer:
Everyone wants to feel confident in a swimsuit! By eliminating fattening foods such as grains and refined sugar a detox can help balance your blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity which can lead to weight loss.
You’ll need all the energy you can get to chase the kids around the backyard this summer! A detox not only avoids energy-draining toxins but is also full of nutrient dense foods that will supercharge your cells and substantially increase your energy!
Sleep is vitally important for optimal health. To make the most of your long summer days you want to make sure your sleep is deep and nourishing! A summer detox will balance out your body’s systems and allow the nervous system to relax so that you can reach the deeply restorative REM stage of sleep and wake up feeling like a champ!
Enhance Skin Health
Although sun exposure is essential for vitamin D synthesis, circadian rhythm signaling, and supercharging the mammalian battery, excess sun exposure can also damage the skin and accelerate aging. Fortunately, a detox diet is rich in phytonutrients like polyphenols and antioxidants which help protect the skin from the oxidative stress caused by sun exposure.
Detoxing clears the body of toxins and allows the immune system to calm down and reset. This means that your body will not be so hyper-sensitive to environmental allergens such as pollen or pet dander.
As grains, refined sugar, and other various toxins are eliminated from the diet, the body’s metabolism resets and the blood sugar balances. With balanced blood sugar comes reduced cravings. This means that you can get through the day without reaching for the candy drawer!
Feel Your Best!
A detox diet eliminates foods that cause cravings and inflammation while encouraging the consumption of bioavailable nutrients that will heal and balance the body. When the body is in balance you will feel your best and be able to make the most of your long summer days!
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