Sick of feeling sluggish, tired and bloated? Want to get that hot bod into pristine shape? Well then a detox might be for you, says author and chef Candice Kumai.
If you're not ready to fully commit to a detox yet, you can still try to modify your diet to help. Try cutting carbs, alcohol, dairy, sugar and caffeine from your current diet, and start adding in these top five foods to feel completely renewed. Remember to drink more water and eat more greens!
Here's five foods that help you detox:
TEA: The polyphenols in tea leaves help to detoxify the body naturally, while popular herbal "detox" teas contain a blend of herbs with special detoxification and cleansing properties. Herbal and detoxification teas don't usually tend to carry caffeine.
CABBAGE: A natural diuretic that is used to help expel excess fluids in the body, cabbage is made up of approximately 92 percent water. You'd probably burn more calories chewing cabbage than anything. Cabbage is known for being a perfect source of many essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. It's also a rich sources of vitamin C, K, E, A and folic acid.
GARLIC: Ahhh yes, the superfood of the century, not to mention the one that you don't want to consume on your first or second hot date. So exclude garlic for dating, but include it for a great slammin' detox. Garlic can also help to lower your bad cholesterol, prevent cardiovascular disease and also help to de-stress.
GREENS: Green plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract. The chlorophyll in these plant based foods will rid the body of harmful environmental toxins. As well as aiding the liver in detoxification. This superfood is a blood cleanser, a natural antibiotic it also reduces blood fats thinning the blood and lowering blood pressure.
WATER: Are you surprised? The best things in life are free right? Including water. Tap water. Don't be afraid to down a few cups in the morning, through the day, before any meal and of course during and after a workout. Water will help to flush your kidneys, liver and will also help to hydrate your body from head to toe. Get smart. Drink more water. It's free.
Detoxifying the body is a MUST. Definitely learn to cleanse the mind, body and soul more often and reap all of the benefits. Here's to a happy healthy new, cleansed you!
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