Skip The Weird Cleanse- Here Are 8 Ways To Detox Your Body Daily

There isn't much evidence behind the so called benefits of putting your body through a days-long starvation cleanse. And why bother! You can, and should, be receiving all the benefits of detoxification daily by simply following a diet that emphasizes certain foods, eliminates others and limits your exposure harmful toxins and chemicals.

This list may sound like a lot. For me, eating healthy is more a lifestyle and something that I really enjoy. But it didn’t happen overnight. It’s important to start slow and simply try your best to eat as clean as possible. Eat as many raw fruits and veggies that you can throughout the day and keep adding more as time goes along. Try your lemon water in the morning for awhile then maybe try adding a cup a tea in the evenings. After getting the hang of those things, you may want to throw in some activated charcoal, fennel seeds and other beneficial foods, and some juices too! Once you get into the habit of eating well, you will love the way you feel and your healthy habits surely will continue. Take a look at my Superfoods A-Z post for a little help!

1. Start your day with warm lemon water
Lemon is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting. It naturally detoxifies the body, stimulating digestion and cleansing the liver. is a diuretic that will detoxify your body, clear your skin and balance your pH levels. Start your day with hot water and lemon to remove accumulated toxins and clear out your system before you consume for the day.

2. Try activated charcoal
Activated charcoal can adsorb many times its own weight in poisons, toxins, gases, odors & chemicals. When taken internally, it cleanses the digestive tract and absorbs harmful chemicals in our bodies.

3. Eliminate processed foods
These foods are usually the ones with more than three ingredients on the label. Simply clear your pantry and freezer of processed foods and try your best to avoid anything that comes in a box or can.

4. Eat nuts and seeds!
All nuts are rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids. Fennel seed is rich in vitamins A, B-complex, C and D, antioxidants and it is a great source of amino acids, fatty acids, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, potassium, sodium, sulphur and zinc. It improves digestion and helps to eradicate toxins, including carcinogenic ones, from the body.  Chia and flax seeds are other vitamin dense seeds that you can mix in things like salads, smoothies and oatmeal.

5. Stop consuming (or at least seriously limit )caffeine, refined sugars and flours, alcohol and saturated fat.

6. Consume raw veggies
Onions, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beets, turmeric and oregano are all high in sulphur and glutathione, which help to rid your liver of harmful toxins. Make sure to get in plenty of green colored veggies too. The chlorophyll in green foods such as kale, spinach, arugula, wheatgrass or even blue green algae will boost your digestive tract to eliminate toxins.

7. Consume brown rice or quinoa for your grain options.
Both offer fiber to help stimulate digestion, B vitamins to enhance energy and are easily digested.

8. Drink tea!
Have a glass of green tea during the day, perhaps in the afternoon instead of coffee.
Green tea washes out toxins with its special antioxidants called catechins, which also increase liver function. Add some ginger and lemon for an added detox boost!  Finish your day with a cup dandelion root tea before bed! Dandelion root is high in antioxidants, is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water. It also helps to remove toxins from the liver, aids in hydration and electrolyte balance, and regulates the PH balance of the body.

If you are interested in a powerful and super easy cleansing juice, here is a great one! I like to drink it after my lemon water in the morning but before breakfast for the best possible benefits.
2 lemons, juiced
A thumb size piece of ginger

1 cucumber
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