5 More Benefits of Rebooting You Weren’t Aware Of
By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
We are always thrilled to share the wonderful benefits of juice, the health benefits of fruits and vegetable and how a Reboot may help you in your quest for excellent health. The benefits can be seen as soon as 3 days with continued benefits with plans up to 30 days. We hear from Rebooters regularly with wonderful life changing experiences. To read for yourself here are some of our amazing Reboot Success Stories.
Here listed are the well-known benefits of a Reboot:
- Improved digestion (reduced bloating, flatulence, irregular bowels, reflux)
- Improved blood sugar levels
- Reduced appetite
- Improved skin, hair and nail health
- A jump start to, healthy weight loss
- Improved energy levels
- Boosting and supporting a healthy immune system
- Reduced inflammation (arthritis, aches and pains)
- Reduced risk of chronic disease
- Reversal of existing chronic disease
It’s great to re-visit these wonderful benefits to remind us how beneficial a Reboot can be, but they don’t stop there.
Here are 5 more benefits of Rebooting that you may not have been aware of:
- Emotional Eating & Self-Awareness
A Reboot can help you realign yourself back to what your body really needs and wants. During and after a Reboot your ‘true hunger gauges’ will be louder and clearer for you to ‘hear’ correctly without all the ‘noise’ to what foods will really help nourish and feed your body.Our reward centers in our brain are stimulated by food particularly unhealthy foods and snacks. Often we mindlessly eat to give ourselves that short-term feel-good reward to make us feel better. Unfortunately, this only lasts for a brief period, before long our initial feelings return in full force. It is important to understand that brain chemistry plays an important role in your desire for junk food. A reboot will reduce these addictive like impulses that drive many to eat large portions of unhealthy foods.A Reboot can also be a time we you may realize how often you make a visit to the fridge or food pantry due to boredom, stress or simply due to a much needed break or reward. This is a great opportunity to re-learn how to nourish and reward yourself with non-food related activities that make you happy.
- Mindful Eating
Often many of us eat in a noisy detracted stressful environment, we eat for many other reasons other than true hunger. It’s important to re-establish the way we think about food and how we feed our bodies. A Reboot is a wonderful way to start this ball rolling by reducing the cravings and re-educating the palate. Re-learning how to really concentrate on each mouthful of food and chewing it well (even juice) and savouring the taste, while completely undistracted. Studies show that people eat substantially less with improved satiety when concentrating on what they are eating in a calm stress-free environment. Here’s how to spot the difference between your appetite and true hunger.
- Immune Regeneration
Studies continue to find many health benefits from calorie restriction and fasting, one of them being immune regeneration. When Rebooting, you are consuming plant and juice calories but often you will be consuming considerably less calories then prior to the Reboot, this in combination with increased plant nutrients offers considerable advantages. (Calorie restriction is a dietary plan that offers less calories then what the person was consuming prior to the plan).New research suggests fasting and calorie restriction kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells. Researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch in our immune system” which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system. This can be particularly helpful for people who are undergoing chemotherapy and who have cancer and other immune diseases.Studies show that calorie restriction has a profound impact on age related diseases including reduced risk of cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes mellitus.
- More Beneficial Gut Bugs
Studies also support calorie restriction and increased consumption of plant foods supports and promotes a healthy gut microbiota which is beneficial for a healthy immune system and good health. For more on the importance of microbes and a healthy gut.
- Improved Metabolic Health (Fat Burning)
Beneficial effects also seen are increased insulin and leptin sensitivity, reduced oxidative stress, anti-aging and improves the ability to cope with stress.
It’s always great to share these findings which correlates to the benefits of Rebooting with the added benefits of high intense plant nutrients, antioxidant and compounds.