I’m sure you’ve heard of those cleanses that tell you to juice for a week and not consume anything else in the meantime. And while people will tell you that they feel noticeably better after its over, the negative impacts of this kind of extreme carb-intake can most certainly impact the way that your body is storing fat. So instead of spending 4 hours of your day juicing a cart-full of produce just to spike your blood sugar levels, let me tell you about something that has been designed to give you some of the best benefits of what a true body cleanse is supposed to be!
The purpose of a cleanse is to act somewhat like a “reset” button. You may have just gotten back from a summer vacation and enjoyed your fair share of indulgences… Or maybe you have been extra stressed at work lately and can feel the difference in your energy levels that have dropped. Whatever the reason, you feel less than your 100%. Often and many times, this is due to toxin build-up in the body. Toxins accumulate for a number of reasons, but poor diet and stress are HUGE contributors to this! Our bodies can only work so hard to flush these toxins out, and if we are trying to do this while we are still stressed and eating poorly, the cycle will just continue! So therefore, when using a high-quality cleanse, we can accelerate the detox process and get our bodies back to feeling better sooner. 😉
The ItWorks! Cleanse has a lot going for it; firstly, it is bursting with antioxidants! The aloe vera gel has both vitamin C AND vitamin E which are both potent antioxidants and actually work synergistically when combined with one another – which is why aloe is so stinking awesome for a cleanse! This feel-better product also has blueberries, cranberries, plums and strawberries which are some of the most highly concentrated antioxidant food sources that we know of! Antioxidants are so important because they stop the domino-like toxins in their tracks (think of putting a sturdy brick halfway through a domino assembly to save the rest of your dominos from falling!). This is very similar to how antioxidants and phytonutrients from these superfoods work!
The other main ingredient we are proudly featuring in our cleanse is Blue Agave extract, which comes from the blue agave plant. This saccharide is much different from sweetening agents like cane sugar because it does not get digested until much later in your body. This gives your microflora more time to consume it in the parts of your body where you need it the most! You don’t want to consume large amounts of sugar alone because then bacteria start to grow in places that it normally wouldn’t. This is exactly what happens when you take out the pulp out of your produce and drink juice by itself!
So let’s go back to that juicing thing for just a moment… The main problem is that juicing takes out a vital nutrient that is essential for healthy absorption: fiber. Fiber is the mother prebiotic. It acts as food for your microflora so that those good bacteria can grow and multiply to help minimize inflammation and even make vitamins for your body to absorb and use yourself! You must MUST have fiber in your life if you want to be in optimal health, and juicing has very little fiber, if any at all!
We have already talked about 3 of the wonderful reasons why this cleanse is HOT, but what gets me really excited is that there is so much more to it than this! Milk thistle seed, beetroot nitrates, and spirulina have their own incredible properties as well! Just to keep you on your toes, I’ll save all of these cool facts for another time. I hope you stay hungry for more health knowledge to come!! <3