From the inside out
Updated: Jan 4
There are so many different ways you can cleanse your body from toxins and so many products that assist with this type of cleansing. However if it not done correctly it can become a very uncomfortable feeling that could mean you end up staying in bed for a number of days. The objective of detoxing is to cleanse your liver of the toxin build up we get from food, in the home via cleaning products and pollution.
Removing toxins from the body, do I detox or is fasting better?
What the difference between detox and fasting?
Detoxing is about cleansing your body. Unlike fasting you still consume food or liquid but these will be of a particular kind to support with the cleansing process. You may for example do a juice detox where you make a juice using the following ingredients; Celery, Broccoli, Asparagus and Chard.
You would drink this 2 or 3 times per day followed by a light soup all of which are gentle for your digestive system vs foods you may consume on a regular basis.
Fasting is about not consuming food for a particular time period to give your digestive system a break. You may decide to do a 24 hour fast where you just consume water or decide to eat every 6 hours or you may even decide to fast for a period of time only eating at a particular time.
The benefits of fasting are positive as you give your body an opportunity to reboot itself but may not be as intense as a detox because you could still eat your usual diet as long as it healthy.
If you want to fast it important to be clear in your mind the kind of fast you wish to do. Make sure your fridge is full of whole foods and allow your body to adjust as it will take time.