You may be surprised to hear from us that at Beaming, we don’t actually believe in “cleansing” as it is currently defined by the popular 3-day juice-only, powdered drinks or water/maple syrup/lemon fasts/cleanses. Believe it or not, your body is an amazingly brilliant machine that “cleanses” naturally.
In saying this, what we do believe that food is medicine and that we can all benefit from removing the foods and liquids that wreak havoc on our bodies like sugar, gluten, wheat, dairy, alcohol, meat, caffeine and processed foods and replacing them with a nutrient rich plant-based diet for a duration of time. So the definition of “cleansing” for Beaming is about taking out the foods that aren’t helping us thrive and putting in the good. Perhaps a better word is REJUVENATION.
When we nurture our bodies with a raw food plant based diet/”cleanse”, we experience how good we can feel when we feed our body an anti-inflammatory diet of LOW GLYCEMIC nutrient dense vegetables with a very small amount of fruit (to stabilize blood sugar levels). A plant-based “cleanse” WITH FOOD is the optimal way to allow your body and mind to reset, rejuvenate and recalibrate while giving your digestion a break and helping your body to achieve it’s ideal state of PH balance/alkalinity for optimal health.
We also believe that a good “cleanse” should be enjoyable and not involve starvation or deprivation thus creating an overall state of wellness that inspires you for the long term. The popular juice-only cleanse, for example, is filled with fruit sugars – most juices on these cleanses have up to 2 apples in them and 100-200g of sugar per day on the diet – YIKES! Fiber is also extracted in the juicing process so drinking juice all day actually challenges your ability to properly eliminate waste. When you starve your body of necessary nutrients, you create a state of panic for your body that spikes insulin levels and slows your metabolism ultimately leading to weight gain. Probably not the results you were hoping for.
Beaming’s raw food cleansing programs have a unique approach to cleansing that supports a lifestyle of wellness. When you feel how good you can feel when you remove the foods that are not helping your body to thrive and replace them with a plant-based diet of foods and vegetables juices, you have the tools and inspiration to incorporate these into your every day life. Unlike other short-term weight loss fads or juice fasts, we promote finding a balance that ultimately sets you up for long-term success and true vitality.
A good cleanse resets your health, your habits and your entire whole-being. Beaming’s raw food cleanse programs have a unique approach to cleansing that supports a lifestyle of wellness (which, thankfully includes food)! When you remove the foods and habits wreaking havoc on your body, you quickly experience how amazing you will look and feel. At Beaming, we don’t believe in starvation or deprivation diets such as juice-only cleanses, water fasts or other powder based gimmicks that starve your body of necessary nutrients, calories and fiber. For us, it’s about nourishing your body with whole foods and juices that you can incorporate into your every day life, setting you up for success long after your cleanse is over.
The Top 5 Benefits of a good plant-based cleanse with food:
- Reduces inflammation – the root of all disease
- Loads your body with vitamins, minerals & nutrients
- Alkalizes your body for optimal PH thus helping your body to thrive
- Gives your digestion a break
- Removes common allergens & food sensitivities that are difficult to digest such as sugar, wheat, gluten, dairy, meat, alcohol and caffeine.
Shared below is a great article in the February issue of Natural Health Magazine about cleansing with food including recipes and tips. Enjoy and as always, feel free to comment! We love hearing from you.
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