Cleansing is not just for getting the junk out of your large intestines, it is about reaching a state of decreased inflammation due to toxic substances. Most of the time, living a cleaner, healthier life can decrease the risk for chronic disease states.

It the best way to take control of your health and slow the disease and aging process.

You may need to do a detox program now if you:

Read more: When is a good time to do a detox program?

Kale is very high in Vitamin C and rich in calcium.

One of the very best ways to boost your health with a great whole food is by adding dark, leafy green vegetables to your daily diet. Kale, Swiss chard, spinach, beet greens, and lettuces are a few of the healthiest, most nutrient packed, and delicious choices. Most leafy greens have an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients: Vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, potassium, magnesium iron, folate, beta carotene, and lutein. An excellent carbohydrate and fiber source; greens digest slowly, which helps maintain optimum blood sugar levels.

Read more: Get in Your Greens!

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Detoxing regularly is crucial for maintaining optimal health, but it is often mistaken as a diet. Where diets fail is that they are short term solutions to life long problems.

What happens after your cleanse is just as important, and maybe more so, as your cleanse itself. Adding foods back into your diet, one at a time, helps you figure out which ones you are sensitive to. But after that, when real life sets in, it’s the choices you make that keep you on track for healthy eating.  Use your new knowledge to make good decisions about which foods make you feel fulfilled, or which foods just fill you.

 

Read more: Choices! Recipes and life after your cleanse

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