Easy Detox Tips
It's a new year and if were anything like me, it's time to detox, get into shape and have a great year. 2019 is the year of being thankful for what we have, being positive for what we want and keeping on track to achieve this.
We will give you some simple ideas to make detoxing a part of your every day life. When the liver is working optimally, it can take toxins stored throughout your body, convert them into their water-soluble form, and efficiently excrete them from your body. That's got to be good news- right?
In other words, with the right food on your plate, you can more easily flush out foreign chemicalsÑlike the ones you pick up from the environment, beauty products or fast food.ÊHere are some great foods to get you started.
Not only is garlic good to scaring away the vampires, it's also a great food to scare away illnesses, as it has 39 different antibacterial agents. It also helps activate the liver detox enzymes.
When roasting vegetables or making certain salads, make sure you whack in a few cloves of garlic.
Beetroot activates liver enzymes and affect bile,Êwhich helps break down and absorb healthy fats and fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin E. When your liver transforms fat and soluble toxins into their water-soluble form for excretion, it binds many of those toxins to bile so they can be escorted out of your body in bowel movements.Ê Plus beetroot makes any dish look great- very insta worthy!
3. Organic apples
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. It is also a great assistance to cleaning out your gut as it's a great source of fibre. Include apple in your muesli, where possible add it to your salads- it's great with Caesar salad.
4. Broccoli sprouts
Broccoli sprouts known to be a "detox superstar," according to Dr. Passler. "They're rich in antioxidants and boost up glutathione even better than straight broccoli, which means they support both phases of liver detoxification" explains Passler. "Broccoli sprouts also contain indole-3-carbinol, [a compound] that helps the liver detox excessive levels of hormones."
And broccoli sprouts' benefits go beyond just the liver. "They contain the precursors of a highly studied substance known as sulforaphane, which has been shown to help prevent certain cancers," Dr. Passler points out.
5. Fermented foods
According to Dr. Passler, if you've been feeling bloated or constipated for more than three days, it's a sign that you could use some more fermented foods in your life. Kefir, sauerkraut, pickles, kimchiall of these tangy treats introduce gut-friendly bacteria to colonize the intestines and promote healthy elimination.
Plus, it's really easy to prepare your own ferments at home. If you've got 24 hours to spare you can make this coconut rose kefir, and if you're a little more patient, why not brew your own kombucha (and save a lot of money in the process)?
Lemon is rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.
Lemon juice is also an effective way to reduce weight as it increases the body's metabolic rate. Drinking lemon juice with warm water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing results.
Not only are they are great in salads and banana bread, they are also a super food when it comes to the detox department.
"First off, walnuts help increase circulation and blood flow so toxins are more efficiently transported from different points in your body to your liver," says Dr. Passler. (Cue the breakdown-and-elimination process.) "They're rich in arginine, which helps the body to neutralize and flush out toxic byproducts of alcohol and ammonia from your brain and central nervous system." So next time you head out for happy hour, make sure you've got this walnut crumble on hand for breakfast the morning after your brain, liver, and taste budsÊwill thank you. 
8. Beauty Products
There are products that contain harmful toxins and should be avoided.
Triclosan is added to soaps and washes and even some clothing or cookware to reduce bacteria in products.Fragrances are usually made up of other harmful chemicals, like parabens, benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and more that are linked to cancer and nervous system issues. Phthalates are commonly found in nail polishes, hair sprays, deodorants, perfumes, and moisturizing lotions, are meant to keep products soft and flexible.There have been reports of phthalates being linked to various cancers, including breast, liver, kidney and lung, though no causal relationship has been proven.
So what's next? Make sure when you shop you look for products that don't have dangerous toxins and buy ones that promote good health. Look at recipes that include food that will help you detox. If you want to be super good, add 10 minutes of meditation in the morning and an exercise routine before you start the day. You will be looking and feeling great with little effort.
ItÕs a new year and if were anything like me, itÕs time to detox, get into shape and have a great year. 2019 is the year of being thankful for what we have, being positive for what we want and keeping on track to achieve this. We will give you some simple ideas to make