It is always good to do a little bit of housekeeping to our bodies at the beginning of each new season. It helps us to prepare for the months to come while ridding ourselves of the toxins that have built up in our systems during the previous few months.

And with the end of winter just around the corner, signaling the fresh start of spring, it is a great way to start off this new season. It helps to gently detoxify our bodies, boost our immune systems, and will help change some eating and health habits that we may have acquired over the last few months.

We all can benefit from a light cleanse mainly because we are exposed to toxins constantly in our daily lives from all directions – from environmental toxins, food contamination and pesticides, and even emotional stressors…. these toxins build up in our body and prevent us from being able to cleanse our systems efficiently.

The end result is bloating, sluggishness, fatigue, and immune systems that are not operating at optimum levels.

So spending just a couple of days at the start of each new season nurturing our bodies can make such a huge difference in our health.  At the end, you feel renewed, rejuvenated, full of energy, and even lighter.

15 Benefits of a Natural Food Cleanse:

A cleanse can:

  1. Increase your energy level throughout the entire day
  2. Rid health-destroying toxins from your body
  3. Promote weight loss
  4. Boost your immunity
  5. Boost your metabolism
  6. Improve the circulation of the blood and lymph system
  7. Boost the effectiveness of your body’s cleansing organs: such as lungs, kidneys, liver, and colon
  8. Improve digestion
  9. Give clearer skin
  10. Maintain pH balance in the bloodstream
  11. Help your body to better absorb vitamins and minerals
  12. Reduce stress
  13. Kick start weight loss
  14. Increase mental focus
  15. Improve overall whole-body well-being

Spend just a couple of days, every few months, drinking nothing but smoothies packed with nutrient dense greens, vegetables, and fruits, green juices packed with the same, and salads and soups heavy with detoxifying produce. 

During this time, start and end each day with 8 ounces of water mixed with 2 teaspoons of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to jumpstart the detoxifying process. And please make sure to drink copious amounts of water with lemon and take plenty of probiotics during this time as well.

Use a combination of the following foods to create a variety of smoothies, juices, salads, and soups to consume over the course of a couple of days:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • Favorite fresh herbs
  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Grapefruit
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Raw Honey
  • Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Organic Chia Seeds
  • Raw Almonds
  • Frozen Organic Strawberries
  • High Quality Probiotics

Some additional tips for success during the process:

  • Purchase everything before starting your cleanse. Have it all ready to go.
  • Buy organic as much as possible. You are trying to eliminate toxins so you do not want to add in additional pesticides
  • Continue to eat these foods after your cleanse. Let your body continue on this path to health by feeding it with nourishing foods.

At the end of the two days, you should feel healthier, lighter, and have a renewed sense of energy!