Yes, I admit it.
We all want to look and feel younger.
Apart from exercise, one of the most effective ways to accomplish these goals while losing several pounds of unnecessary fat is to do a cleanse.
But I need to warn you…
There are a LOT of cleanses on the market that will do your body more harm than good!
What I’m about to share with you is very important.
Can you actually cleanse your body with simple whole foods like fruits and vegetables?
I’ve got great news for you.
The answer is YES you can.
More importantly, YOU SHOULD follow a cleansing diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables.
Here Are a Few Reasons Why…
Following a fruit and vegetable-based cleanse is a quick, healthy, and sustainable way to cleanse your body and lose weight, because these natural foods are jam-packed with fiber, water, and alkalizing minerals…
All of which facilitate the cleansing process.
Fiber binds to and removes toxins from the digestive tract.
Water, the very lifeblood of our existence, furthers the removal of toxins from our blood, cells, and digestive system.
Alkalizing minerals found in fruits and veggies — such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium — help to readjust the pH balance of your blood while purifying it of nasty toxin-producing microorganisms like candida albicans.
Aside from these innate cleansing properties, the greatest benefit of following a healthy fruit and vegetable cleanse is that it’s sustainable. This is an approach to healthy eating that can be maintained indefinitely.
Sounds great, right? So what’s the problem with cleanses that I pointed out earlier?
My biggest beef with the cleansing industry is that it’s ENTIRELY focused on quick fix powder, potions, and pills which produce NO long term results in weight loss or in health.
If you want to lose weight, have more energy, and experience medicine-defying health, then you NEED to take a long term approach to cleansing your body.
In reality, cleansing is just eating healthier.
Unfortunately, manufacturers of detox kits and magic potions want you to believe otherwise.
When it comes to improving your health, losing weight, and preventing disease, there’s no greater truth than that spoken by Hippocrates himself…
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food.”
How to Get Started
If you’re looking to follow a natural, food based cleanse, then that’s great. You obviously got the memo.
Here are 3 simple steps to get the ball rolling.
Step #1 – Remove Allergenic Foods
Allergenic foods are typically those which upset your body at some level. The tricky part is that we all respond differently to food. You really have to tune in and listen to what your body is telling you.
If you get bloated, gassy, tired, itchy, rapid heart rate, or a sniffly nose after eating a particular food, you might be sensitive to it. You’re therefore better off avoiding it.
In general, some commonly problematic foods to avoid include dairy, wheat, soy, and corn. Oh, and let’s not forget the “white devil” — sugar.
If you did nothing other than remove these foods from your diet for just a few days, you would instantly look and feel better. You would probably also lose 5-10 lbs of unnecessary weight. The sort of weight that just seems to stick to your frame.
Step #2 – Purify Your Body With Greens
Want the secret to having more energy, losing weight, and feeling amazing almost overnight?
Eat more greens!
I don’t care if you juice them, put them in your smoothies, or base your salads around them…
Greens are the MOST powerful foods we have at our disposal.
They contain enormous amounts of alkalizing minerals, which purify your blood, protect your bones, keep your muscles happy, and provide greater overall nutrition than any other food group.
So what are the best greens to eat?
It really doesn’t matter.
Kale, Swiss chard, spinach, parsley, red lettuce, etc…
They are ALL hugely beneficial when it comes to cleansing your body and improving your health.
In fact, did you know that green leafy vegetables contain more protein per gram than animal products?
The trick is simply to eat enough of them to get the protein you need — which really isn’t that much.
And the best part is that the protein in green veggies (and all plant-foods, for that matter) is easier for your body to digest and utilize because it’s not complex. Nor does it become denatured by the cooking process, as do most animal products.
Ok, I’m almost out of time so I’ll leave you with one more BIG benefit of eating more greens…
They dramatically DECREASE your cravings for sugar and other “bad” foods.
Because greens purify your blood (thank you chlorophyll and magnesium) they help to neutralize sugar-craving yeast, like candida albicans.
In doing so, not only does your overall health improve but so too does your palette.
Your taste for sweet foods will be very different than it was before. You’ll eat something sweet and find it repulsive. Conversely, your desire for natural foods — yes, even green veggies — will be greater.
After all, you crave what’s in your blood.
Therefore, in order to reset your palette and your overall health, you don’t need much more than a committed effort to add more fruit and veggies (especially greens) into your life.
Now, who can’t make that a life-long habit?
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