New Year's Detox Tips

Detox diets can vary greatly, from intense fasting to excluding only certain types of foods. However, in the majority of cases, “detoxifying” or “cleansing diets” involves getting rid of foods that may overload organs like the liver, for example. Avoiding sugar, alcohol, saturated fats, etc, is usually recommended.

Below are some general tips to start the New Year feeling like you are giving your digestive system a good "bath":

1) Try to follow a detoxifying diet for at least 1 week to notice results;

2) Begin by excluding sugar, refined or processed foods, alcohol, saturated fats, cheese and any foods or meals that are not prepared at home (you won’t know what’s inside);

3) Include a large amount of vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals (eat the fruits, juice the vegetables);

4) Include certain foods and herbs known (through scientific research) to have strong detoxifying properties for example:

  • Milk Thistle

  • Fermented foods (rich in probiotics)

  • Algae (Chlorella and Spirulina)

  • Ginger (include some in juicing)

  • Parsley, Cilantro and Fennel

  • Beet (juice)

  • Citrus fruits, including pineapples

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (drink 1 tablespoon in 1 glass of water after waking up)

  • Berries (including goji berries)

Along with that… exercise and sweat! That’s a great way to get your circulatory system pumping and moving the toxins out.

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