Reconsidering the “Cleanse”: Why Kits, Powders, Fasts, & Pills May Not Be For You
It’s January — time to think about how to get healthy and fit during the coming year. Instead of making slow changes, you may find yourself wanting to jump on the fast-track to getting healthy. Quite often, this involves embarking on “detoxes” or “cleanses” of all sorts.
Typically, these cleanses or detoxes are boxed kits, juice fasts, powders you mix into smoothies or water, meal replacement shakes, programs that last anywhere from one to three weeks. People find that they lose weight or their skin clears up in a matter of days on these cleanses, so they naturally assume that they’re working and believe them to be healthy. The manufacturers and supporters of these cleanses tout their abilities to benefit your body in countless ways: from weight loss and lasting energy to increasing your fruit and veggie intake and giving you superhero powers. (Maybe not that last one. 😉 )
If you’re looking to make some healthy changes this year, that’s excellent! And I want to support your healthy choices … while steering you clear of the boxed detoxes, powders, fasts, and pills. Click here to continue reading at Traditional Cooking School.