The Winter is a time where the pounds tend to pile on, the culprit being all of those grey skies and rainy days, the blistering cold can lead us to take comfort in carby foods to help keep warm. But alas, Spring is upon us and Summer is only a short couple of months away! Here we enlighten you with a few detox foods that are super easy to incorporate into your daily diet. Not only can they help detox after a phase of overeating, but are also perfect for detoxifying after a night out and maybe having one too many. Let’s leap into Spring with a purified body and get you back into great shape ready for Summer!
|Artichoke||High in fiber and antioxidants.|
Tip: Boil them whole and dip in melted butter with a squeeze of lemon.
|Flaxseed||Flaxseed binds to and removes toxins from the intestinal track before those toxins can be absorbed. Also a great source of Omega 3 which is essential for healthy glowing skin.Tip: grind them up and add them to a smoothie (yum!).|
|Kale||Kale like many healthy greens is a large source of chlorophyll. The chlorophyll is perfect for detoxifying as gets rid of all the nasties in the body as it binds to heavy metals, pesticides and chemicals.Tip: get greens like Kale mixed into your salad.|
|Turmeric||An excellent detoxifier especially good in preventing liver and digestive disorders. The Curcuminoids help to give you glowing skin both preventing and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.Tip: Add a pinch to scrambled eggs, use it in your roasties, rice and soups, the possibilities are endless!|
|Lemons||High in Vitamin C, lemons are also the perfect ingredient for healthy, glowing skin. It is a key antioxidant in combatting free radicals.Tip: Lemons go well with salads, soups and sauces.|
|Apple||‘An apple a day keeps the Doctor away’ – the saying holds some truth considering the apples high fiber properties. Being high in fiber helps the body to detoxify and aids in smooth digestion. Apples are also low on the glycemic index meaning that they won’t cause a sugar spike. The pectin in apples also binds to toxins and metals removing them from the body.Tip: Make sure to buy organic and wash them thoroughly.|
|Watermelon||High in potassium, watermelon will help to offset any salt induced water retention. Whilst detoxifying it also helps beat the bloat! Watermelon is actually 92% water by weight (the name gives it away) and all that water will be helping to flush toxins and impurities from the body.Tip: Add to a fruit salad or eat on its own for the perfect afternoon snack|