Every day, our bodies and minds are under immense pressure. Food, drinks, emotions, and the unprecedented impact of social media mean there are likely no breaks for our bodies during the day.
Some of us aren’t even able to get a minimum of eight hours of sleep because of our fast-paced lives. As a result, you may be moving toward unhealthy habits to relax your mind and body.
Excessive smoking is another unhealthy habit that adversely affects your lungs, heart, and brain. Nearly 75% of smokers experience hair loss or skin damage from excessive smoking, according to a new study.
Recovering from the damage of smoking and getting your mind and body healthy again is a difficult process. Recently, the word ‘detox’ has been a buzzword in the health and fitness community; however, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding detox. Many people fail to fully benefit from detox due to lack of scientific research.
We will tell you some of the positive effects detoxification has on the mind and body!
Detox will normally mean a clean and green diet, alcohol-free weekends, unprocessed foods, less sugar intake, and more anti-oxidant and prebiotic-rich food.
The replacement of an unhealthy diet with a healthy one will eventually lead to the removal of harmful toxins from your body and the process of detoxification will begin. This detoxification benefits your body by:
1. Better Liver Functioning
The liver is the most important organ in the natural detoxification process of the body but alcohol consumption affects liver function and allows cancer-causing substances to stay in your blood.
During detox, you will eliminate all traces of alcohol in your life, and the liver will start to function normally again. Therefore, it prevents life-threatening diseases and maintains your natural detoxification system.
2. Healthier Gut
Elimination of fast food and junk food from your daily life is the greatest blessing of starting a detox. It is usually replaced with prebiotics and probiotics both of which are essential to a good digestion system.
Prebiotics, a type of fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut called probiotics. A balance of the two allows the body to have a stronger immune system and decreases the risk of inflammation and gut-related issues.
3. Improved Blood-Sugar
During detox, sugar and processed foods are reduced and often completely eliminated, which is beneficial to everyone. Not only diabetics, but anyone with diabetes experiences a significant impact on their energy levels, weight, and tendency to develop degenerative health conditions.
When your blood sugar level stays stable, you’ll maintain a healthy heart, brain, and overall health.
Undoubtedly, anything that affects our body equally impacts our brain. Detoxification works in such a way that it cleanses your blood and diverts the energy that it was previously spending on fighting these toxins to keeping your energy levels up and improving overall functioning.
1. Better Focus
Often the uneasy feeling caused by our bad eating habits makes it difficult for us to focus on anything because internal bad health always leaves us with an uneasy feeling. With an improved diet, you will feel better internally and your mind will stay fresh. This improves focus in the long term.
2. Proper Sleep Cycle
A part of detoxification is allowing yourself a minimum of eight hours of sleep. This means that your sleep cycle will eventually start getting on track and the essential cell regeneration that takes place while in sleep will start happening again. This helps your mind regain its and wake up refreshed every day rather than the usual fatigued feeling even after sleeping.
3. Relief from Anxiety and Depression
Even though detox alone can not help you fully relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression, meditation in detox helps you gain a lot of control of your emotions. Meditation and relaxing techniques involved in detox eventually help you cope with anxiety and depression and slowly you start feeling better.
Before you start your detoxification journey remember to research fully and allow your body to cope with the changes. Although this plan requires you to cut down on junk food, fast food, and processed food fully if your body doesn’t allow it, take it slow. Listen to the tone of your body before you commit to something as strict!