Updated: Oct 16
Original post: July 23, 2010
Daily choices mold your metabolism!
There’s a lot more to staying clean and toxin-free than avoiding food-borne toxins and environmental pollution. The foods we choose and the lifestyle we engage in also fuel or interfere with natural detoxification and cleansing. Your metabolism and its capacity to cleanse and detoxify is a direct reflection of your lifestyle choices. If the body is empowered with the right nutrients and not overwhelmed by unnatural levels of toxicity the natural cleansing systems are effective.
We’re all equipped with cellular consciousness that identifies toxins, defuses and discards them. However, today’s fast food and fast-paced lifestyles are not always supportive of the process. Poor food choices often deliver a double detriment in the form of the toxins they carry but also in the way they interfere with the metabolism and the detoxification process. If these systems have been down for too long they’ll often need a bit of jumpstart or priming to get them working again.
The first step toward creating and maintaining a clean and fit metabolism is obviously in choosing clean foods. We all recognize the value of choosing whole and fresh foods void of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives and unscathed by pesticides and chemical growth factors. However, there are deeper detoxification and cleansing benefits that whole, fresh food offers. Healthier food choices bring with them more of the natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that our cells need to detoxify and naturally cleanse the body. They also supply crucial fiber that keeps toxins moving outward.
Antioxidants neutralize toxic chemicals; vitamins serve as specialized cofactors that fuel that ripple effect or flow of toxins and byproducts of metabolism. Other nutrients serve as chelating agents to immobilize and then send intruding chemicals on their way. Mineral balance associated with whole, fresh foods also helps produce equilibrium in the cells that supports a spontaneous flushing of toxins while processed foods often carry mineral loads that create less preferred body pH.
Most of us, however, just can`t stay with the clean and lean lifestyle each and every day. Life just isn’t that straight forward and predictable. Properly formulated herbal cleansing products can help activate detoxification and cleansing if it has gone awry and bring the body back in line with a clean and lean objective. However, deep and effective cleansing is only possible through programs that include initialization herbs, antioxidants and a strategic food guide. The right food choices help maintain the clean and lean state but these choices must take into consideration more than just vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and fiber density.
The body’s natural tide of elimination is also affected by the type of carbohydrate sources you eat and the time of day they are eaten. The proportion of protein, fat and carbohydrate in a meal dictates profound hormonal signals starting with insulin that ripple to each and every cell of the body. The cleansing potential of your cells is ultimately driven by this ripple effect.
Choose to support a clean and lean metabolism
Choose to make fit, healthy revitalizing choices throughout the day. Incorporate more physical activity. This doesn’t mean you have to engage in planned exercise two hours each day. Just make different choices: walk to the store instead of taking the car; ride the bicycle to the bank; and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take a walk at lunch time and park the car a few blocks from the office to get some physical work and increase sunlight exposure. The lymphatic system plays a huge role in elimination of toxins but its activity depends on working muscles to pump out debris and toxicity.
Choose the right cleansing products. There are many herbal cleansing products to choose from but the key is to find one that easily fits into your routine while it guides effective cleansing. The cleanse must include two components; one that activates the internal cleansing and detoxifying systems quickly and efficiently and another herbal component that gently prompts colon cleansing and elimination without disrupting lifestyle.
Choose the right food guide. I’m not talking about dieting, calorie restriction and struggle. I’m talking about the right plan that guides you each step of the way and nourishes mind and body so completely that willpower and guess work are not required. The foods that fit the objective will have a lower glycemic index (GI less than 60), relatively neutral pH outcome, and high fiber content and nutrient density. Whole (and not processed or refined) carbohydrate sources, for example, will supply a large portion of the day’s fiber and other nutrient requirements while reducing strain on the metabolism. They typically fit the criteria more closely and support detoxification and elimination.
The carbohydrate category of food can be further divided in to low density and high density carb sources. Lower density sources can be consumed in larger volumes to satisfy appetite without the same caloric consequence. They generally have a higher fiber content and an inherently lower glycemic index. As a result they are more likely to provide better cleansing and detoxification potential. These include vegetable selections that grow above ground like asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, string beans, lettuce, okra, spinach, wheat grass, cucumbers, squash, eggplant and others related to these.
Higher density carbohydrate sources such as whole wheat pastas, brown rice, yam and sweet potato, can be consumed in smaller volumes with each meal and combined with the larger volume of lower density sources. Combining in these proportions helps reduce glycemic load and improve metabolic efficiency. A healthy food guide will incorporate these strategies into a broader program to allow for abundant food volume each day without negative metabolic effect.
Choose to get a fresh start and choose to keep it clean and lean with less effort! ReCleanse Herbal Cleanse is a complete program in one box and it gets the cleansing processing going in just seven days. The program includes an Herbal Mulitsystem Body Cleansing Formula designed to mobilize toxins in the body; a second Herbal Colon Cleansing Formula that gently eliminates bowel contents to keep toxins flowing without disrupting lifestyle; and a science- based Food Guide to help maintain the rejuvenated, clean state with ease. This included carefully planned food guide is a crucial vehicle for the program supporting the cleansing initialized by the herbal components but more importantly maintaining the cleaner and leaner result long term. Choose to take charge of your metabolism in one clean sweep.