Raw Food Detox: 10 Reasons to Try

Raw Food Detox: 10 Reasons to Try

Daily exposure to toxins can be extremely harmful to our bodies. Depending on your current diet, you may be consuming an excess of amount preservatives, hormones and antibiotics from meat, pesticides and other chemicals from fruit and vegetables – not to mention GMOs. Additionally, processed foods, coffee, tea, salt, sugar, artificial flavors, cigarettes and alcohol (amongst many other things) work to intoxicate the body rather than detox.

Let’s Detox!

The Detox fad is more trendy today then ever has been with hundreds of detox programs available.  You have probably seen every variation available, from a quick 3 days to an extreme 30 days.  Detoxing has become an easy go-to fix the health conscious person wanting to cleanse their body.

Meet Raw Foods!

The most natural and healthiest way to detoxify the body is through a raw food detox. A raw food detox consists of eating strictly raw foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes.  Raw foods not only rid the body of harmful toxins, it also cleanses and rejuvenates the body as well as strengthening the immune system.

Raw foods contains live enzymes that nurture your body inside and out.  The most abundant benefit you get from eating raw foods is purifying the hemoglobin of your blood.  This cleanses your blood resulting in everything from more energy to clearer skin.

There are many options for consuming on a raw food detox:  blending, juicing, soaking, fermenting, pickling, sprouting and dehydrating, or simply eat the food raw.

Here are 10 reasons to try a raw food detox:

  • Clear the body of toxins
  • Emotional balance
  • Reduce cravings
  • Improve digestion
  • Aid weight loss
  • Clearer skin
  • Strengthen Immune System
  • Boost energy levels
  • Improve sleep
  • Mental clarity and focus

A raw food detox is a total body cleanser, and is recommended with moderate exercise or a form of hot yoga, as heavy sweating will help to flush away toxins from all the glands and organs in your body. Best of all, a raw food detox will leave you feeling completely new and rejuvenated, and possibly transform the way you eat thereafter based on how you feel!

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Jenn Bodnar

Jenn Bodnar is the owner of  Yoga Digest and has a genuine belief that yoga can benefit everyone. She is 200ERYT having attended multiple teacher trainings, facilitating yoga teacher trainings and studying and practicing yoga since 1999. Jenn is an avid fitness professional, who has taught and managed group fitness for many years. As a former competitive triathlete, gymnast and dancer Jenn loves the balance of strength, flexibility, perseverance and freedom that yoga provides. She is mother to three energetic boys and  loves being active and outdoors with her family and friends. Jenn oversees LifePower Yoga studio in North Dallas, is a self proclaimed health food chef and hopes to leave a positive footprint by inspiring others to choose happiness and speak their truth. “Watching people grow through yoga is one of the most amazing miracles to witness.”