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.
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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.
From the basics to the nitty-gritty; To meat, or not to meat
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.
Lettuce move on to the greens: The triple A’s
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 function.
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 dairy products!
Published on August 12, 2017