1. Clean up your diet
The type of food you eat each day determines how well your body’s detoxification systems function. A diet high in plant foods, natural fats and protein is best. Removing or reducing inflammatory foods such as sugar, gluten, alcohol, dairy products and artificial additives is a sure way to get your body in detox mode. It is certainly possible to eat plenty of delicious, healthy food without feeling deprived.
An excessive sugar intake long term will weaken your immune system and make you much more prone to infections. Sugar feeds harmful bacteria, yeast and fungi in the body. Excess sugar in your digestive tract can promote bloating, gas, cramps and Candida overgrowth. Long term high sugar intake can promote weight gain and make you more susceptible to diabetes.
Sugar can leave you mineral deficient. The minerals needed to digest sugar are chromium, manganese, cobalt, copper, zinc, and magnesium. These minerals have been stripped from the sugar cane in the refining process. This forces your body to deplete its own mineral reserves to process the sugar. If you like the taste of sweet foods and beverages, use the natural sweetener called Nature Sweet instead.