Recently on my visit to 14 Carrot Whole Foods I picked up my free copy of deliciousliving magazine and read an article I just had to share! It's titled "Choose your detox" and finally outlines what I feel to be a much healthier detox plan than all the pill form detoxers on the market right now.
Here's an overview of what is recommended:
Eat lean, mostly vegetable protein, crucifers (like kale, broccoli, etc.), Organic produce, citrus
Avoid eating high fructose corn syrups (did you know recent testing of products with HFCS as a top ingredient over 1/3 contained mercury?!), farmed salmon, animal fat, alcohol
That's just to do your basic overall detox, to go a step further and get digestive relief:
Eat fiber and omega 3's
Avoid colon-cleansing herbs that aggravate chronic diarrhea
Take probiotics and digestive enzymes
Chew your food well, try 30 times before swallowing
To Clear up skin:
Eat poached, steamed, and stewed foods
Avoid sugar and milk
Take probiotics, EPA and Curcumin (found in turmeric...did you know that studies have shown turmeric can help prevent the plaque buildup created by Alzheimers?)
Eat rice bran fiber and drink green tea
Avoid personal care products with artificial fragrances & food/drinks in plastic packaging (especially #7 plastics that contain BPA)
Take Chlorophyll, Whey protein
Do a 30 minute sauna at least once a week
The thing I love about this article by Lisa Marshall is that she doesn't push having to purchase tons of items for detox...working with whole foods and a few supplements is all that is required; which is what I feel that our system needs anyway...to work with what God gave us in nature to be healthy.
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