For many, Holy Week is a timely season not just to meditate and reflect on one’s spirituality, but also a perfect time for taking care of physical health and well-being.
Some spend it by fasting and abstaining from certain meals or drinks or limiting certain habits such as social media scrolling or overspending. But a growing number of people find body cleansing or detox as a more effective way of taking care of their physical health this season of Lent.
The most common way of body cleansing or detox is lowering our intake of fatty, sugary, and salty foods for a set period of time (such as 1 week), and making sure to replace these with more fruits and vegetables. Aside from that, drinking more water, getting more sleep, and even doing some light exercise bring more benefits to our bodies while doing the cleanse.
Dr. Sonny Viloria, an Integrative Medical Specialist from Biovitale Holistic Center, warns that proper cleansing does not mean starving our bodies. It is not full abstinence of food and drink – you can still have fish, vegetables, and rice, just don’t overeat or starve yourself.
He suggested that we can gradually reduce our food intake for the first 3 days, take only water, soup, or some nuts on the 4th, then gradually increase our food intake again for the last 3 days of our cleanse. On the last day, we can eat the same amount of food we usually eat again. Doing this, he says, makes sure that our systems can adjust to our new eating habits.
Anyone can do a body cleanse, unless you have health complications such as severe diabetes, cancer, or are a senior citizen. The patient must be physically active and healthy since one can feel weak at first because of the lack of energy from usual foods such as meat and carbohydrates. The timing of your cleanse can also vary depending on your diet – if you eat a lot of meat and processed foods, you might want to do it every 3 months; however, if you are vegan or vegetarian, you can do your body cleanse every 6 months.
It is very important to monitor your vital stats, such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar while doing your cleanse; this can help show you how much cleansing has made you healthier. Many people who do a cleanse or detox say that they experience less bloatedness, improvement in sleep and skin appearance, and generally feel more healthy. This is because in cleansing, we try to remove the accumulated toxins we get from what we eat, and make it easier for our body to fight bacteria and viruses.
Taking food supplements such as Organique Acai Premium Blend is highly recommended while doing your body cleanse. This “authentic superfood supplement” is a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that help strengthen our body and help it better absorb vitamins and minerals from a healthy diet. It also helps give energy and sustains the health of vulnerable patients, such as senior citizens or those with heart problems. It is safe, even for those taking medicines. Just have one shot of Organique Acai Premium Blend before breakfast!
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