Learn a new way to detox your body. Our method is easy and relaxing. You only need to drink some tasty teas and smoothies for 3 days. You don’t have to starve yourself or take any scary pills. You just have to eat fresh, natural, and yummy food. This will help you feel better, digest better, and maybe even lower your blood sugar and blood pressure.
For 3 days, eat fruits and vegetables that have bright colors, whole grains, and beans. These foods have antioxidants that help your liver get rid of bad stuff and make them easier to flush out. Some foods that have a lot of antioxidants are spinach, kale, and cranberries.
Fight off chemicals with food
Garlic, onions, and eggs have sulfuric compounds that help your body make its own antioxidant, called glutathione. This antioxidant is very good at removing toxins, including metals like mercury and arsenic.
Choose organic food
Chemicals that kill bugs are also toxins, “and they can be harmful to you,” says Purdy. A new study in Food and Chemical Toxicology shows that rats that ate food with these chemicals had tumors and died sooner. Organic food is the best choice, but if you can’t find it or afford it, pick fruits and vegetables that have thick skins that you can peel off. (Here’s how to save money on organics.)
Drink a lot of water!
You want to get rid of toxins by peeing, pooping, and sweating them out, says Mary Purdy, RD, a nutrition expert at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle. So drink 8 to 12 glasses of water or tea without caffeine every day. (Another benefit? You’ll look beautiful, too. Check out 16 surprising ways water makes you pretty.)
Eat clean food
Don’t eat processed foods (anything with ingredients that you can’t say or don’t know), fast food, fried food, caffeine, dairy, alcohol, red meat, sugar, and white flour. These foods have the toxins that you want to get rid of.
If you feel hungry between meals, eat organic fruit and nuts, or have a small salad with some chicken or salmon on top. Use lemon juice and a little extra virgin olive oil for dressing.”
Drink herbal teas that help your body get rid of toxins
Some good teas for this are DeTox by Yogi and EveryDay Detox by Traditional Medicinals. They have herbs like dandelion, which helps your digestion and liver; licorice, which clears out mucus; and ginger, which is good for your cells and blood flow. It also helps your body remove toxins faster. How to make the tea: Put the tea bag in a cup or pot and pour hot water over it. Cover it and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Stop craving sugar
If you want something sweet, try licorice tea. Licorice has a natural sweetener that is much sweeter than sugar, so it can satisfy your sweet tooth. You can try Organic Licorice Root tea from Traditional Medicinals.
Eat lighter foods for the next 24 days
After a few days of eating less sugar, starch, and alcohol, you will feel more energetic and less lazy. This is because your body is getting rid of the bad effects of these foods. If you keep eating this way for a month, you will feel even better. You will also lose weight and have lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.