What Happens In Your Body When You Detox

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Detoxes are extremely popular nowadays. You can’t leave a grocery store without seeing a magazine cover that says something about a celebrity detoxing. Detoxes rid the body of the toxins, chronic health problems and allergies. It gives you the chance to have a healthy life without having to depend on medicine. But you’re probably wondering what happens in your body when your detox. Well, here a few things that happen.

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Clearer thinking: Have you noticed when you eat unhealthy foods, it just throws your thinking off track? Food like chocolate, pizza and candy can really take a toll on your brain. According to Men’s Health, bad foods can make you more impatient, therefore making it hard to enjoy great moments in life. When you detox, you aren’t eating the sugar and fattening foods that cause your brain to feel foggy. (via Bembu)

Intestines: These get to do some extra work by making you have a ton of bowel movements, depending on what you put in your body during a detox. For example, if you are drinking detox juices, you're going to have more frequent bowel movements. And since detoxes require a lot of water, you are going to have to urinate more as well.

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Better breath: Since junk food lacks the right vitamins your mouth needs, bacteria forms in your mouth, which can cause stinky breath. Pee yew! In general, junk food is hard to digest and forms gas in your esophagus. When you first start a detox, your breath may smell bad because it’s working the toxins out of your mouth, but this is only temporary. Eventually, the detox will clean out all of the bacteria and the next thing you know your breath will smell so fresh and so clean. (via TheraBreath)

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Boosts Your Immune System: During detoxes, you give your organs a chance to do its magic by properly working the way it should. Your immune system gets an extra kick because you’ll be able to suck in nutrients like a sponge. It needs to be strong so your body is able to handle colds or the flu. Vitamin C goes hand-in-hand with your immune system, and the good news is that a lot of people use oranges for their detoxes. (via Healthy Eating Naturally)

These are some of the good things that happen to your body when you detox. It’s like a body awakening! Keep in mind detoxes can be a huge shock to your body, so make sure to talk to your doctor before you begin one.