The reason why many people try cleansing is so that they can flush toxins and residual waste from their bodies. When left in the system, these toxins can wreak havoc on the body in the long run. One of the worst toxins you can put in your body is sugar. Cleansing forces you to cut all of the bad sugary foods, like soda, alcohol, candies, and pastries, from your diet. All of these are detrimental to the body, and as such, are best avoided before, during, and especially after cleansing.
While reducing the consumption of sugar can help you drop pounds, improve your overall health, and even aid with healthier skin, not all sugars harm the body. There are some natural sugars that help provide not only a sweet taste, but also nutritional benefits for your body.
Organic, Raw, Unfiltered Honey: If you are fresh off the Full Body Cleanse, you may want to consider organic, raw, unfiltered honey, due to its high amount of antioxidants, and its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Don’t get regular honey in a plastic bear. You want the good stuff, so opt for the organic, raw unfiltered kind.
Stevia: This plant-based sweetener doesn’t trigger an insulin response, making it safe for diabetics. It is also non-caloric and doesn’t cause cavities.
Coconut Sugar: This can be a good alternative for those who consumed a lot of table sugar before cleansing. Organic coconut offers vitamins and minerals, but it has a very low impact on your blood sugar levels.
100% Pure Maple Syrup: When it comes to the aftermath of cleansing, choosing the natural stuff makes all the difference. This natural sweetener that comes from a maple tree has 10 times more calcium than honey, and it contains significant levels of manganese and zinc. Just make sure that you buy organic 100% pure maple syrup and avoid the heavily processed maple syrup varieties out there.
Monk Fruit: Like stevia, monk fruit is an all-natural, calorie-free sweetener. It is safe for diabetics, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, and it is rich in antioxidants. Beware, though, because monk fruit tends to be blended with added sugars that decrease its nutritional value.
Like any form of sugar, you don’t want to consume these natural sugars in excess. Remember, there are always natural sugars in fruits!