Juice fasting has become trendy, with whole offices undertaking group cleanses, and juice shops constantly posting photos of the latest celebrity to guzzle their drinks.
I don't know about you, but I like food.
If you like the idea of detoxing, but can't fathom going a week without food, rest assured, in this case you can have your cake and eat it too. Figuratively, anyway.
Nature has created potent detoxifiers, in the way of certain fruits and vegetables, so all you need is a little knowledge on exactly what to eat (and not to eat) to effectively detox your body without pills or juice fasts.
Our bodies are naturally built to remove toxins every day. We detox by eliminating and neutralizing toxins through our colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin.
However, in this day and age we're exposed to a number of environmental pollutants in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Furthermore, our chemical-laden diet — with its large amounts of animal protein, saturated and trans fats, caffeine, sugar, and alcohol — inhibit our bodies from properly performing their detoxification processes.
Detoxing through the diet is a great way to give your body a break and support its natural self-cleaning system.
Besides just helping your body get rid of toxins, doing a food-based detox can also help you: