Speed Past the Liquid Fast With These Detoxifying Foods

Simply uttering the word “detox” will conjure up juice-only fasts for many people. Don’t worry; here are some cleansing ideas that still involve chewing.

Fruits: Eat a fruit salad for breakfast. Make sure to include citrus fruits since their citric acid breaks down fat molecules. Also great are fiber-rich apples, which contain pectin to help rid intestines of food additives. Carry this fruit treatment to the body with St. Ives Energizing Citrus Moisturizing Body Wash.

Vegetables: Seek out beets, broccoli, spinach, and artichokes to keep you full longer with fewer calories and more nutrition. Try a veggie-rich soup or salad for lunch. Leafy greens are also rich in minerals like iron and potassium, two ingredients also found in St. Ives Replenishing Mineral Therapy Body Lotion.

Lean meats: Make sure your dinner plate includes protein along with vegetables. Serve up a lean option such as grilled chicken breast or fish. Foods rich in flavonoids help detoxify your body, so spice up these entrées with flavonoid-rich additions of sliced garlic, leeks, chives, and parsley.

Water: A detox wouldn’t be complete without this clear liquid, as cleanses put people at a higher dehydration risk. Sipping at least eight glasses of water daily will enable your kidneys to remove your body’s waste. Boost the detox by adding one tablespoon of ground flaxseed to each 8-oz. glass of water to give your liver and colon extra cleaning.

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