By Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T.
Often when people think about detoxification, they envision long cleanses, fasts, and juicing regimens. While these kinds of detox are useful, I prefer to approach detox in a much gentler fashion, one that allows the body to work out toxins and cleanse at a slower, more natural pace.
How to Detox with Food
Healthy detox is easy when it’s a part of your daily lifestyle. One of the best ways to detox is to make your diet primarily plant-based, and full of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and veggies are packed with:
Together, these produce positives help to neutralize and bind toxins, and flush them out of the body.
I recommend eating both raw and cooked vegetables and organic produce whenever possible. If you can’t get organic items, be sure to avoid those that contain the highest levels of pesticides.
4 Detox Dishes and Drinks
To get you started on the daily detox path, here are a handful of my favorite fruit and vegetable recipes for you to try:
Orange Broccoli Salad
Anti-Cancer Veggie Medley
Green Apple Smoothie
Here are lots of other healthy recipes at HMDI for you to try!
You can find even more heart-healthy recipes at Drsinatra.com.
For more healthy recipes get The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook!
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