How to Detox Without Fasting, Dieting or Restrictions

Do you feel like your body would benefit from a detox but dread the thought of a restrictive juice fast? There are more ways to detox than juicing and fasting.

Flush out those pesky toxins without starving yourself. Try incorporating the following natural detoxifiers into your weekly diet. Helping you to eliminate the buildup of toxins that are making you feel sluggish, lethargic, bloated and heavier.

Your body has the ability to cleanse itself of annoying toxins, by incorporating these natural detoxifying foods into your diet:

Garlic

Sure, it stinks but this superfood filters out almost all types of residual toxins. Add fresh garlic to your foods and if you are brave, add it to your smoothie.

Fruit

Fruits are easy to digest and high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and nutrients. Since they have such a high liquid content, you body quickly absorbs all of their wonderful goodness into your system. The juicier the fruits the more your body will thank you! Gently cleanse your system with pears, bananas, strawberries, apples, berries, dates and figs and plums.

Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are jammed pack with one of the best detox vitamins around, so that is why they get their own subheading. Lemons, oranges, grapefruits and limes contain enzymes that clean out your digestive tract and cleanse your liver. Drink a glass of warm water with lemon each morning.

Anything Omega-3

Avocados, extra virgin olive oil, flax seeds, etc.! Omega 3’s help to lube up your intestinal walls and help absorb harmful toxins.

Green veggies

Popeye was on to a good thing by trying to get us to eat our spinach everyday. Make sure you eat plenty of green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, arugula or wheatgrass. Chlorophyll won’t just boost your digestive tract but it will eliminate toxins.

Fresh produce detoxifies, by pulling the toxins out of your body and repopulating healthy gut bacteria and giving your body the nutrients, enzymes and phytonutrients that it needs to flourish.

Green tea

This healthy drink contains catechins, which promote healthy liver function by washing out any toxins. A win-win by anybody’s books!

Turmeric

This spice reduces inflammation caused by toxins, such as heavy metals. Plus it helps to cleanse the liver. One of the reasons turmeric is so beneficial is because it contains an active antioxidant called curcumin.

Yogurt

Look for yogurts that do not contain gelatin, as it needs to be added scalding hot, which kills off the probiotics. Make sure to read label, to check if it supplies a healthy dose of probiotics for your GI tract. These bacteria improve your digestion and boost your body’s immune system.

How to Detox without fasting

Cleansing drinks

Golden Latte

Heal your body with this delicious hot latte!

  • 1-1/2 cups coconut milk (any non-diary milk)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. gr. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Place all of the ingredients into a small pot and bring to a boil. Whisk as the mixture boil, until it becomes frothy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Transfer to your favorite mug and enjoy!

Apple twist

Give your body an energy boost and jumpstart your digestive system with this easy to prepare drink.

  • 4 green apples, cored
  • 1 lemon, with peel
  • 1 piece of ginger, 2 to 3 cm long

Put all of the ingredients into the blender and blend together. Viola! Try drinking on an empty stomach first thing in the morning for maximum benefits.

Ultra-cleansing drink

Get ready to feel rejuvenated with this detoxifying drink.

  • 1 glass of warm water
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. gr. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. honey

Mix all of the ingredients together. Drink warm before meals for cleansing.

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