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Why you need to detox your body

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The human body never ceases to amaze me. I absolutely love learning about the body and what it’s capable of. Your body is a brilliant machine with incredible self-healing mechanisms.

‘Detoxing’ is a fashionable term but what does it really mean?

How your body removes toxins

Your body naturally gets rid of toxins mainly through your skin, bladder, bowels and lungs. If needed, your secondary systems kick in and further toxins are removed via your ear wax, tears, hair, mucous, nasal discharge and sneezing.

Your lymphatic system and liver cleanse your blood. Your lungs and kidneys also work hard to filter and clean your systems.

Where do toxins come from?

We all know that unhealthy habits negatively affect how we look and how we feel. Things like eating unhealthy foods, irregular eating patterns, and consuming too much refined sugar, alcohol and caffeine, are clearly not good for us.

Your body will try to cleanse itself but factors such as diet, stress, pollution, genetics and lifestyle will affect how quickly and effectively your detoxing systems work.

If your cleansing systems aren’t working well, you may end up feeling bloated, sluggish and craving caffeine and junk food. You may also find your skin breaks out more than usual, and you feel tired all the time.

What is the best way to detox your body?

An Organic Press Juice Cleanse is the perfect way to boost your detoxification systems, flush out toxins, hydrate your cells and nourish your body.

I’m positive that after a juice cleanse, you will start to feel happier, healthier and better than ever.

Why you should detox your body

There are so many benefits to detoxing your body. These include:

  • A feeling of lightness
  • A regulated, nourished colon
  • More energy and increased stamina
  • General physical rejuvenation
  • Balanced pH and blood sugar levels
  • A radiant and clear complexion
  • Reversed signs of ageing
  • Better sleep patterns
  • Boosted immune system
  • Normalised blood pressure
  • Mental clarity
  • Healthy hair and nails
  • Balanced weight

Interested in trying to detox? Here are a few of my suggestions for some great detox juices that will clear your systems and help you to feel amazing again.

Detox juices

A great tip is to drink your juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, as it is much easier for your body to absorb the vitamins and minerals.

Summer Juice

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • Half a lemon
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1cm ginger

Ginger and Green

  • 2 celery stalks
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1.5cm ginger
  • Half cup parsley
  • Half lemon
  • 1 green apple
  • 2 cups spinach

Kale and Pear

  • 2 stalks kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 pear
  • Half a lime
  • 3 stalks celery
  • Half a cucumber

Tropical Mint

  • 2 stalks celery
  • Half a cucumber
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 cups mint leaves
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • Half a lemon

Anti-inflammatory

  • 2cm fresh turmeric
  • 4 carrots
  • 1cm fresh ginger
  • 1 orange
  • Half a lemon
  • 3 stalks celery

Super Green

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 green apples

Green Treat

  • 2 stalks celery
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • Half a lemon
  • Half cup parsley
  • Half cup sprouts

Super Detox

  • 2cm fresh turmeric
  • 3/4 cucumber
  • Half a lime
  • 1 green apple
  • 2 beetroot
  • 1 cup spinach

Refreshing Start

  • 2 stalks celery
  • Half a cucumber
  • Half a lime
  • 1 cup cilantros
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 green apple

Carrot Cleanser

  • 4 carrots
  • 1cm fresh ginger
  • 1 green apple
  • Half a lemon

Sweet Beetroot

  • 1 beetroot
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • Half a lemon
  • 1cm ginger
  • 1 green apple

Alkaline Boost

  • Half a cucumber
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 cup cos lettuce
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 green apple
  • Half a lime

If you try making one of these detox juices, please let me know whether you liked it in the comments below. Do you feel any better for it? Thank you, and happy detoxing!

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