Recipes to Hit the Reset Button
6 clean-eating meals to reboot your body
It’s time to get back on
track and reboot! Before panic strikes and you jump head first into an agonizing juice cleanse, we have collected some delicious recipes and tips to promote your body’s natural detoxification process for a moderate and hunger-free alternative.
The goal of a detox is to stabilize
digestion and promote liver function in order to remove toxins from your body—and
of course, it all starts with a healthy and balanced diet.
This means getting your 5–a-day in for
those antioxidants, increasing your fiber intake to help digestion, and sticking
to unprocessed and organic foods to reduce toxin intake. Avoid empty carbs and
foods high in saturated fat and keep your sugar intake to a minimum.
When trying to cleanse, it’s generally
recommended to avoid
meat—especially red, as it slows down digestion. However, if you’re not
prepared to leave meat and go green, stick
to lean cuts and poultry, such as chicken breast.
Fish, on the other hand, can be quite
beneficial for a detox, in moderate portions, as omega 3 fatty acids help
cleanse the liver. Look for smaller fish to avoid high levels of mercury, such
as salmon or mackerel, and choose wild-caught over farm-raised.
Asparagus, the green
magical wand for a detox: Low in calories and high in fibers that help stabilize
digestion. Furthermore, asparagus is very rich in the detoxifying compound
glutathione, also known as the “master antioxidant,” which is vital for liver
Artichokes are known to be extremely
beneficial for your digestive system and to improve liver function by
increasing bile production.
Bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder, and helps transfer
toxins and waste to the kidneys where it’s discarded from the body. A healthy
bile flow will promote a sustainable and neutral detoxification of your body.
Avocado is a great source of healthy monounsaturated
fats, which trigger the gallbladder to release bile—optimizing the liver’s
detoxification process. Not to mention, it has one of the highest fiber contents
of fruits and veggies. Apart from its health benefits, avocado also boasts that
luscious, creamy texture, which makes it a possible substitute for high-fat
Published on August 12, 2017