What’s all this hype about cleansing? What is it? Why should I cleanse? Do you find yourself asking these questions? GREAT…. Here’s a quick lesson about cleansing and how it helps your body become the fat burning machine it’s meant to be.
A cleanse helps clear out toxins in the body. It is very easy for the body to become overloaded with toxins. Think about all the lotions, shampoos, conditioners, hair dye, nail polish, and deodorants you have used on a continuous basis. Unless you are using products that are organic and/or do not have any harmful chemicals in them, your liver has to constantly clear your body of these chemicals. The food you ingest also may have toxins. Most food you buy in the US is genetically modified, so you are ingesting a lot of pesticides with the fruits and vegetables you consume. The animals in the US are feed genetically modified feed and are given antibiotics, so again your liver has to try to filter all of this out.
A cleanse helps clean the liver, lymph system, and/or colon so the body can focus on its other jobs –specifically for our concerns – FAT BURNING!
The liver is not just a detoxing organ, it’s a fat burning machine! The liver performs nearly 400 functions, one of which is the production of bile. Bile is the key to the liver’s ability to digest and assimilate fats. If not enough bile is produced, then fat cannot be broken down – so it is stored. A roll in your waistline may be caused by a fatty liver.
The liver also metabolizes protein and carbs. The liver can convert fat (as well as protein) into glucose when your blood sugar drops. By the way, too much sugar in your diet, whether from eating sugar or from eating too many carbs, makes insulin remain high. Excess glucose can be stored as fat (an active organ which increases inflammation).
Signs of a overstressed liver:
Weight fain around the abdomen
High blood pressure
Flaxseed and eggs are great foods for the liver. Flaxseed oil attracts and binds to oil soluble poisons that lodge in the liver and it carries them out of the system for elimination. Eggs help regulate bile production. Garlic, gingerroot, onion, dandelion root, milk thistle, turmeric, and Oregon grape root help keep the liver healthy.
Eating the right foods really helps! Choose organic when possible and non genetically modified foods (Non GMO). If you want to learn more about Non GMO, read my blog post http://blog.ideafit.com/blogs/nancy-garcia.
With regards to meat here is a little blurb about grain fed compared to grass fed:
GRAIN FED ANIMALS COMPARED TO GRASS FED ANIMALS
Meat from a grass fed animal has half the saturated fat than the meat from a grain-fed animal.
A 6 ounce steak from a grass fed steer has 100 fewer calories than from a grain fed steer.
Meat from a grain fed animal has 2-6 times more omega 3 fats compared to a grass fed animal.
Cow’s milk from a cow grazing on a grass pasture has 500% more CLA compared to the milk from a grain fed cow.
Chickens that feed on a pasture have 21% less fat, 30% less saturated fat, 28% fewer calories, and 100% more omega 3 fatty acids than chickens given the high energy feed. Eggs from pastured chickens have 400% more omega 3 fats.
Why do I like the Isagenix cleansing system? First of all, it WORKS!!! And it TASTES GREAT!!! It’s ORGANIC, NON GMO, AND THE WHEY PROTEIN COMES FROM NEW ZEALAND. I lived in New Zealand for 1 ½ years and their animals are grass fed and run around a pasture. The Accelerator capsules contain cayenne pepper, ginseng, cinnamon and green tea – all known metabolic boosters. Isagenix products do not contain any caffeine, ephedra or ma huang. Also, the program requires drinking lots of water. Water is important because:
- Water helps flush out the toxins
- Water helps flush out the kidneys
- Water helps your body release the water it is hoarding
- Water helps speed up the lymph system – a healthy lymphatic system flushes out cellulite
Lastly, the cleanse is easy to do, fits an on-the-go lifestyle, and requires very little preparation.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nancy Garcia (973) 727-1018