Sugar-free Detox, Juice Cleansing, Liver Cleansing....... all good for strengthening your immune system.
How a Sugar Detox Might Be the Immune System Strengthener You Need
Many people eat a lot more sugar than they should. With fast food and processed foods being so common nowadays, sugar has been added to almost everything to give it the flavor that you want, but it comes with a lot of serious side effects.
In addition to the obvious weight gain, excessive sugar can also cause breakouts of acne, hormone imbalance, and can even damage your immune system. By detoxing your system of any sugar, you can bring your immune system back up to full strength.
For those that are unaware or unfamiliar, a sugar detox involves going about two weeks or more without any sugar, so that your body can get any sugar out of the system and bring you back to normal levels.
For some people that are used to eating and drinking a lot of sugary things, this can actually be quite difficult, because sugar is addictive in nature. One of the reasons that sugar weakens your immune system is that it slows down the production of cells that are crucial to your immune system, namely white blood cells.
When your body has an excessive amount of sugar, you’re going to see a substantial drop in the amount of white blood cells, meaning any diseases that come into your body will experience much less resistance when they start to spread, leading to you becoming sick easily.
Sugar has also been found to be closely tied with the release of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. Not only will this cause you to be more stressed out and anxious, but it will also hold your immune system back and slow it down so that it’s less effective when coming across a virus or bacterial infection.
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It’s recommended to cut out all processed sugary foods, because those can absolutely tank your immune system down to about half of its usual efficiency. Instead, you should get very little sugar naturally through fruits and vegetables, which also come with a wide array of vitamins and minerals that will help your immune system rather than hinder it.
Going on a sugar detox is great for your immune system, body, and mind. It helps you lose weight, reduces stress, and keeps your white blood cell count high so that they can do their job when a virus or infection tries to get the best of you.
Juices That Give Your Immune System a Natural Boost
You may have encountered people going on a juice cleanse before, where for awhile, they only really drink blended fruit juices in order to clear their system out. They do this for health reasons, sometimes losing weight and sometimes boosting their immune system.
You don’t have to go on a full cleanse to take advantage of the immune-boosting benefits of juices, though. By using a simple juicer or blender, you can make some great tasting smoothies at home to drink with various regular meals.
When it comes to mixing up fruits, you’ll want to find a balance between something that gives you the right vitamins and something that still tastes good. Fortunately, there are plenty of options that taste good available, and if you don’t like them, you can mix up your own.
You can also adjust the ratios of certain fruit mixes, giving them a different flavor. One of the easiest and most common ones is simple orange juice. Orange juice is very common, though if you want something healthier, stay away from store-bought stuff, which can contain additional sugar and juice concentrate.
Making your own orange juice won’t be quite as sweet, but it will be noticeably fresher and will give you a ton of vitamin C, an important immune system booster. If you want to get a bit fancier with your orange juice, you can add in some apples and carrots to the mix.
The apples and carrots will definitely require a fruit blender, and be sure not to blend up the apple core. By adding those simple fruits, you still get vitamin C, but you also get vitamin A and B-6, both of which are important for your body’s immune system as they help with the formation of disease-fighting cells.
If you like tomatoes, tomato juice is a fantastic immune system booster. They can be juiced by hand and the juice can be strained into a glass to ensure that no seeds make it through, and it tastes much better fresh than it does from a can.
This helps your immune system by giving you a boost of folate, a vitamin that helps reduce the risk of infections getting a foothold. Don’t be afraid to mix and experiment with different fruits that you think would be good.
Mix some watermelon and apple, and adjust the ratio as you see fit. There are a lot of different combinations out there that all help you boost your immune system quickly and easily.
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Even though Juice Cleansing a popular method of detoxification of the body, there are some disadvantages you should be aware of;
Consuming about 15 pounds of organic veggies and fruits in juice each day. Juice is processed foods.
Lacking of protein, you may cause you feel weak. Without protein, the liver doesn't function well.
You may feel dizzy and headache because of Nitrate overdose. Sometimes headaches are said that's the sign of sugar or caffeine withdrawal, that's true, but there are o