There are so many ways you can use apple cider vinegar in your daily routine, it works great for pretty much anything, from treating an upset stomach, dealing with skin problems to cleaning your house. And believe me, once you start to use it, you won’t turn back.

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are endless, here re some creative and simple ways to add the benefits of apple cider vinegar to your life:

1. For cleaning purpose, make this “all-purpose cleaner”with apple cider vinegar

You have to prepare 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar and a few drops of essential oil. Mix them in a spray bottle and use anytime when you want.

2. It can be added to your smoothie, but keep in mind of that just add a little as it has strong taste.

3. You can rub your teeth with apple cider vinegar and then rinse with water, it will remove stains and keep your teeth whiter.

4. Feeling tired after a whole day work? Then add a cup apple cider vinegar to your bath water to have a relaxing bath. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. A hot bath with apple cider vinegar also helps flush out toxins through the skin, so this is also a great detoxification process.

5. Apple cider vinegar helps you detox the whole body. It’s recommended to take it before your meal by mixing 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of tomato juice.

6. Apple cider vinegar is a good ingredient for dressing. For making your food taste great, try these easy-to-make dressing recipes with apple cider vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar with olive oil dressing

  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • A few salt and pepper to taste

Apple cider vinegar, yogurt and honey dressing

  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw honey
  • Salt to taste

Mix the ingredients well and you get a great dressing for salads, vegetables and meats.

7. Apple cider vinegar works effectively to increase your metabolism, this is due to its rich content of vitamins and minerals, especially the high amount of potassium it contains.

8. It’s a simple remedy for relieving a sore throat. Simply mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of warm water and gargle with the mixture every hour or as needed.

9. It can help you get rid of dandruff. Add 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar to 4 cups of water and pour over your hair after shampooing. Rinse with water after 1-2 minutes.

10. Want to get rid of acne? Try to mix 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water. Apply it to the affected area with a cotton pad, leave it for some minutes and rinse with cold water. Do 2-3 times a day.

11. Candida may results in several symptoms, such as lack of energy, bad memory, sugar cravings as well as yeast infections. Apple cider vinegar helps you get rid of candida due to its natural enzymes. Add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bathtub and soak for half an hour.

12. Take 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a cup of water will help you deal with heartburn. It works by orrecting low acid, thus reducing heartburn symptoms.

13. The mixture of 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water is a great solution for cleaning your kitchen and toilet. This mixture also acts as a natural room fresher.

14. It’s highly recommended to add a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar when you’re cooking your bone broth. As it will help draw more minerals out of the bones.

15. If you’re suffering from painful sunburn, use apple cider vinegar. Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar in a lukewarm bath to soothe the uncomfort feeling.

16. It clears a stuffy nose. Add a teaspoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drinking, it will give you a relief quickly.

17. It helps relieve migraines by mixing 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoon raw honey in a cup water. Drink it twice a day.

18. Add 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to 16 oz of water and sip this solution throughout the day, it will promote weight loss.

19. It’s also a fantastic ingredient for flea redution. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water and spray it on your pets’ skin to repell the fleas on your pets.

20. It works well to help you get rid of hiccups.

The benefits of apple cider vinegar to health are still not stopping here, it also:

  1. Prevents flu
  2. Reduces inflammation from arthritis
  3. Aids digestion
  4. Improves sleep
  5. Strengthens bones
  6. Eases constipation
  7. Treats ear infections
  8. Helps treat eczema
  9. Lowers blood pressure
  10. Relieves Gout
  11. Balances the body’s pH level
  12. Lowers cholesterol
  13. Reduces blood glucose level in diabetics
  14. Removes nail fungus
  15. Soothes bug bites

Now you know, apple cider vinegar is really a miracle product that can be used in so many different ways. Do you have more creative ways to use it in your daily life? Share with us.

Originally posted 2016-03-23 11:38:59.

If you’re seeking an uncomplicated way to cultivate health, look to the lymphatic system. Working in tandem with the cardiovascular system, lymph fluids help remove toxins from the blood, while also transporting immune system cells. Since the lymphatic system doesn’t have an organ like the heart to circulate fluid, it needs to be stimulated. Have a look below for several suggestions on how to do this easily each day.

Keep the body humming

Drink plenty of water – Since hydration plays a key role in both circulatory systems, it’s crucial to consume adequate fluids throughout the day. When we don’t pay attention to this one basic practice, stress is placed on the lymph system, leading to inefficiency and toxic build-up. An additional benefit of proper hydration: the kidneys are able to do their job of flushing out water soluble waste.

Dry skin brushing – Another simple habit that keeps the lymphatic system in top form is brushing the skin. Amazingly, there are hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules in the body that collect waste products. When we brush the skin, the system is stimulated in a process called lymphatic drainage.

To include this method in your daily routine, first you will need a high quality skin brush with natural bristles — aim for one with a long handle so that you can reach the back and other inconvenient spots. Before your morning shower and after work are two good times to dry brush. Use short strokes toward the heart with firm pressure, but do not “scrub.” Steer clear of delicate areas such as the face. Brush as long as you would like, although average sessions usually last between two and 20 minutes.

Hydrotherapy – For a quick circulatory boost, try alternating hot and cold water during your shower. When the skin is exposed to cold water, the whole body contracts, which squeezes lymphatic fluid up. And when hot water is applied, fluid moves downward as the constriction relaxes. A good standard is to alternate water temperature every thirty seconds for the entire length of your shower. Just make sure you have a reliable shower filter to avoid absorbing more toxins than you’re eliminating.

Rebounding – One of the best ways to improve lymphatic movement and drainage is to bounce on a small trampoline called a rebounder. Utilizing gravity and non-impact motion, bouncing assists the flow of lymph fluid. One method is the “health bounce.” Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Keeping your feet on the mat, bounce with a gentle up and down motion. That’s all there is to it. With just a few minutes a day, the lymphatic system is kept healthy and flowing.

Lymphatic drainage therapy – Using a specialized technique that applies pressure to lymph nodes and tubules, a trained therapist can strengthen lymphatic efficiency. The method entails holding the hands flat and moving them in a wavelike motion on the body to release blockages and enhance circulation. The benefits include detoxification, relaxation, regeneration of tissue and a reduction of inflammation.

Originally posted 2016-03-13 11:34:02.

Until just a couple of years ago, kale did not get nearly the same attention as other leafy greens like spinach or Swiss chard. Many people had not even tried kale and were not quite sure how it was prepared! Fortunately, that has all been changing in these past couple of years as people start to understand more about the amazing nutritional value that kale has to offer – and the amazing health benefits it offers as well. Whether it is chopped in a salad, sautéed in olive oil and garlic or put in a juicer and added to the morning smoothie, kale has got what it takes. Read on to find out more about the health benefits that kale can bring to the table.

Reduces Inflammation

Medical professionals are now increasingly aware of the role that chronic, low-level inflammation plays in many conditions like diabetes, heart disease and even certain forms of cancer. Kale, however, is considered to be one of the great anti-inflammatory foods since it is full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are able to reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Supports Heart Health

Kale is an incredibly heart-healthy food! It has been shown that a diet rich in kale (and other greens like spinach or collards) are linked to prevention of cholesterol and fat building up in the arteries, a process called atherosclerosis which is a major risk factor for heart attacks.

Boosts Immunity

Kale, like many dark, leafy green vegetables, is a rich source of antioxidants. These antioxidants boost the immune system by helping to remove toxins from the body and by preventing oxidative stress to the cells from free radicals. This, in turn, can also help reduce the development of certain forms of cancer.

Provides Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber is incredibly important to the overall health of the body – and most Americans simply do not get enough of it!!! A diet high in fiber is associated with improved digestion, easier weight loss, more efficient removal of toxins from the body and even better heart health!

Excellent Source of Nutrients

Because the American diet is so dependent upon highly processed foods, it often lacks not only dietary fiber but many other important nutrients as well. Increasing the consumption of kale can help because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and even protein, all of which can help those who are trying to overcome various nutritional deficiencies.

Therefore, kale is not just a delicious and versatile vegetable to add to the diet. It also brings with it a ton of health benefits, making it one of the truly great superfoods and a wonderful addition to any diet which seeks to promote heart health, increased immunity and overall better nutritional status.

Originally posted 2015-05-24 10:18:13.

eating blueberriesThe health benefits of blueberries are seemingly endless, and among these are improved eyesight, particularly at night. Multiple studies out of Europe and Israel confirm that eating blueberries regularly may help improve night vision, while another study out of Japan says blueberries can help reduce eyestrain and improve weak eyesight.

In a 1998 issue of The Blueberry Bulletin, released by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension in New Jersey, a study on Israeli fighter pilots suggested that soldiers might gain tactical benefits by regularly consuming blueberries. Unique compounds in blueberries appear to enhance capillary elasticity and eye permeability, resulting in improved vision in the dark.

Blueberries inhibit cataract formation, protect against glaucoma

European studies looking at the bilberry, a close relative of the blueberry, have made similar assessments. The Life Extension Foundation (LEF) cites research showing that blueberries help improve overall eye health, as well as inhibit the formation of cataracts and protect against glaucoma. This, in addition to improving eye function at night.

“Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber pilots in World War II were reported to consume blueberries to help night vision,” says the Norwegian Blueberry Council. “…a recent study in Japan has scientifically documented the benefits of blueberries to help reduce eyestrain.”

“All over Japan, consumers buy small vials of blueberry juice to obtain the benefits … The Japan study showed that blueberry consumption reduced eyestrain and improved weak eyesight. Most believe that the substance, anthocyanin, in the blue pigment of the blueberry is responsible for the eyesight improvement.”

Blueberry anthocyanin benefits extend to the heart, brain, and digestive systems

The same blueberry antioxidants that are believed to benefit the eyes also benefit the other systems of the body. According to the late Dr. James Joseph, Ph.D., former lead scientist at the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center, blueberries are a superior brain food.

A study he conducted before his recent passing in 2010 found that daily consumption of blueberries helps slow memory decline and protect motor function, exerting a powerful anti-aging effect. Other epidemiological studies have found that blueberries can help protect against degenerative brain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, as well as improve short-term memory.

“When it comes to brain protection, there is nothing quite like blueberries,” he told LEF back in 2006. “Call the blueberry the brain berry.”

Blueberries can also help protect against the formation of heart disease. Blueberry anthocyanins have been observed to improve the elasticity of blood vessels, increasing blood flow and protecting against clotting. Blueberries also help inhibit the buildup of “bad” cholesterol, prevent the buildup of arterial plaque, and decrease the “stickiness” of blood platelets.

Some of the biggest breakthroughs in blueberry science involve the fruit’s anti-aging properties, which are believed to be mostly due to their rich antioxidant content. Not only do blueberries help protect the brain against age-related decline, but they also help protect the central nervous system, increasing cell membrane fluidity while reducing levels of inflammatory compounds.

“Blueberry extracts have the advantage of delivering the fruit’s phytochemicals in a simple, standardized dose, while consuming blueberries as food offers the benefit of flavor,” adds LEF. “Regardless of how they are consumed, blueberries should be considered a mainstay of every healthy diet.”

Originally posted 2014-12-07 11:13:11.

internal parasitesInternal parasites are more common than most people realize. There are many different kinds. Internally, there’s a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them. If we consider the possibility that there are many common parasites that we are as of yet unaware of, most of us could be suffering from them. If you want to take it a step further and consider candida a parasite (most don’t group them together, but candida does fit the description), then it could be argued that most people in the world suffer from adverse health effects due to parasites.

We use the word herb loosely here, it should really read “Foods, herbs, other things you can eat to kill parasites.” But that’s not a very good title.

Garlic
Garlic is anti-bad-stuff. Viruses, fungi, bacteria, parasites, cancer, and vampires all hate garlic. It’s an absolutely amazing herb and the best in the business at killing bad stuff. It even chelates heavy metals (removes them from the body). Garlic is also a very powerful deterrent for blood sucking parasites like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.

Black Walnut-Nuts & Hull
The nuts and green hulls of black walnut (Juglans nigra) are loved by herbalists for their ability to cleanse the blood and the intestines. Black walnut hull is used to cure fungal infections. The juice from the green hulls are used to kill parasites. Only green hulls should be used.

Wormwood
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a perennial herb with tiny yellow-green flowers. Leaves and flowers are used to treat stomach problems and wormwood is a powerful remedy for intestinal worms. Wormwood should be avoided by women who or nursing. Wormwood has strong antimicrobial properties and is used for other infections as well.

Cloves
Clove essential oil is used to dissolve eggs found in the intestines that have been left behind by worms. It’s believed to be the only herb that actually does destroy almost all parasite eggs. When used in conjunction with black walnut and wormwood, the trio break the parasite’s life-cycles. Clove is also antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Clove oil has powerful broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties.

Thyme
Thyme is one of the best herbs for stimulating the thymus, a major gland of the immune system. Thyme helps stimulate the body’s natural defenses and works very well with echinacea to boost the ability of our immune system. Oil of thyme can eliminate growth of many parasites, and it kills them in the intestinal tract.

Oil of Oregano
Oil of oregano is infused with extremely high levels of free-radical-crushing antioxidants, and it is antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. It is a powerful, indiscriminate killer that can reset the microbial environment in the intestines. Many studies show the effectiveness of oil of oregano with everything from parasitical infections to cancer.

Chinese Goldthread
Goldthread (Coptis chinensis) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat all types of infections, including bacterial, parasitic, yeast, and protozoan. It contains a substance called berberine, which is responsible for the broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties.

Diatomaceous Earth
Food grade diatomaceous earth absorbs methyl mercury, E. coli, endotoxins, viruses, organophosphate pesticide residues, and drug residues. Its positive effects include killing intestinal parasites, balancing the intestinal flora, killing viruses, and absorbing toxins. It’s great for intestinal cleanses. The only side effect known is its ability to irritate the lungs if inhaled; it is a very fine powder.

Article Source: herbal remedies antiparasitic

Originally posted 2014-10-07 11:53:50.

natural homemade deodorantIf you’re like me, you have tried many natural deodorants. Many of them that claim to be natural are not natural and/or are not healthy. Most of them do not work. In fact, I’ve only come across a few that worked well, and they didn’t last very long.

These days I don’t need it. The healthier I eat, the less body order I have. In fact, if I do stink, I know exactly what I ate to cause it. A healthy body with a balanced inner eco-system (a healthy gut) doesn’t exude a foul body odor.

On the other hand, nobody’s perfect. It’s good to have deodorant for the day that follows a night on the town, one with a few drinks, a restaurant, etc.

The best deodorant I ever used, I made at home. It still doesn’t last too terribly long; for me, it works for about 4 hours. But it’s certainly my favorite, out of the many I’ve tried.

All Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe DIY

  • 5 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 5 tablespoons pure cocoa butter (no additives)
  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera juice
  • ? cup baking soda
  • ? cup witch hazel extract
  • 4 drops essential peppermint oil or tea tree oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

Heat the coconut oil and the cocoa butter until they are liquid. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or a food processor until well blended. Place into a container (preferably glass) and refrigerate overnight.

There are a lot of ways you can adjust this recipe. If you want a powder deodorant, you can decrease the amount of liquid ingredients and increase the baking soda. Some people use cornstarch, but cornstarch feeds yeast. I avoid it.

You can make a roll-on liquid, or even a spray deodorant, by using less coconut oil and less cocoa butter, leaving out the baking soda, and adding more aloe vera juice (up to ? a cup) and more witch hazel extract (as needed to reach the right consistency).

If you want to make a great stick deodorant, add more cocoa butter (the real, pure, super thick cocoa butter, not the creamy stuff with the additives) to the original recipe. You can press it into an old deodorant container.

Feel free to experiment with essential oils for fragrance. For a masculine woodsy scent, try oil of oregano, which also adds to the odor protection due to its anti-bacterial properties. Citrus oils, peppermint, or floral fragrances could be added.

Speaking of essential oils, if you ever find yourself smelling foul and don’t have deodorant lying around, essential oils are wonderful for killing the bacteria and fungi on our skin that causes odor. I tend to keep peppermint oil on hand at all times; it’s good for so much!

Remember that you can eliminate most of your body odor by eating a truly healthy diet. One other significant factor is your choice of soap. Get rid of conventional soap and change to organic. Once the bacteria on your skin are back in balance, you will notice your body odor will be considerably reduced. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still smell like a human, but I am often asked what fragrance I am wearing, when I am wearing nothing at all.

Originally posted 2014-09-09 09:02:17.

detox juice

detox juiceDetox juice is a great way to detox! These days heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, cadmium, and mercury enter our body through the polluted food we eat, air we breathe, or water we drink. Even our skin is able to absorb them into our bloodstream.

Heavy metals or toxins can trigger serious health issues such as heart diseases, thyroid issues, dementia, infertility, or birth defects. The good news is that there are a few foods that naturally bind or replace these heavy metals and remove them from your body.

A Closer Look At The Ingredients

Cilantro

Cilantro is extremely effective in removing heavy metals, such as aluminum, lead, and mercury, out of our blood. According to Robert C. Atkins MD taking 400 mg of cilantro a day can swipe out all heavy metals in just 2 weeks.

Parsley

Parsley is packed with calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, zinc, fibers, and chlorophyll. All these phytonutrients displace heavy metals, especially mercury and lead. Parsley also helps to support your natural detoxification systems and supports your liver to work more efficiently.

Chlorella

Chlorella is a strong binding agents which prevents your body from reabsorbing the heavy metals or toxins removed by cilantro or parsley. And next to its strong binding properties, it is also high in vitamin A, C, magnesium, and zinc to support your body’s natural detoxification systems.

Green Heavy Metal Detox Juice Recipe (serves 1)

  • 12 ounce filtered water
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ½ teaspoon pure organic chlorella powder

Wash all your ingredients. Opt for organic as much as possible to avoid more toxins entering your body.

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. Drink this detox juice recipe once a day for 1 to 2 weeks to fully cleanse your body from heavy metals.

A Few Tips To Avoid Heavy Metals

  • Opt for safe & sustainable seafood. Fish can absorb mercury and other pollutants from the water they live in.
  • Ask your dentist to replace silver-colored fillings, over time they start to break down and release mercury.
  • Ask for thimerosal-free vaccines. This is a mercury based preservative.
  • Drink filtered water
  • Steer clear from industrial areas
  • Opt for lead-free paint
  • Opt for organic cosmetics or try and make your own

Article Source: www.naturalnews.com/heavy-metal-detox-juice

Originally posted 2014-09-03 12:39:34.

detox-foods-03Figuring out which foods are best for a “cleanse” can be tricky. So many foods feel refreshing and rejuvenating—hot tea, raw vegetables, and fresh fruit come to mind. And with good reason: foods with insoluble fiber (like raw veggies) or a diuretic effect (like green tea), promote speedy digestion and “flush” the GI tract. These foods can be considered the best “cleanse” choices. Here are some of my faves and why they just might work!

Artichokes contain antioxidant plant compounds called caffeoylquinic acids, which are used to treat hepatic (liver) disorders because they stimulate bile flow. Bile helps the body to digest fats, and efficient bile flow clears the system of potentially inflammatory substances contained in fatty foods.

Avocado provides heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and glutathione, a compound that blocks the absorption of certain fats by the intestines that cause oxidative damage AND is essential for liver pathway cleansing.

Beets are among the few edible plants that contain betalains, plant pigments that give some beets their deep red color and have powerful anti-inflammatory and fungicidal properties. Betalains promote cell structure, repair and regeneration, especially in the liver—the body’s primary detox center.

Broccoli is one of the cruciferous vegetables, which are named for their cross-shaped flowers and known for powerful antioxidant properties. Science has shown that a diet rich in cruciferous veggies reduces the risk of certain cancers. Other cruciferous vegetables include cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale.

Collard greens increase bile acid binding, which makes it easier for bile to bind to large lipid molecules and pull them apart. Leftover bile acids are then excreted from the GI tract normally, taking leftover lipid molecules with them. Bile acid binding therefore helps to keep LDL “bad” cholesterol in check.

Dandelion root acts as a diuretic by increasing urine production.

Dill and fennel are plants rich in vitamins and anti-inflammatory chemicals. Dill contains chemicals that help with the activation of glutathione, a liver antioxidant that attaches to free radical molecules and disarms them. Fennel is rich in Vitamin C, which has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Fennel is also high in fiber but low in calories—an ideal cleanse food.

Green tea is richer in antioxidants than white, black, and oolong teas, even though they all come from the same plant. The caffeine in green tea also gives this energizing drink a diuretic effect, which helps to alleviate bloating by counteracting water retention.

Lemon like all citrus fruits, is rich in antioxidant Vitamin C.

Milk thistle is one of the frequently researched plants in association with promoting liver detoxification. While more scientific inquiry is needed for firm recommendations, Milk thistle contains a mixture of polyphenolic compounds (plant protectors) that assist liver cells in removing toxins from healthy blood cells.

Onion and garlic are both members of the allium family of vegetables, which provide pungent flavors to foods. These plants contain flavonoids that stimulate the production of glutathione, one of the liver’s strongest antioxidants. As a result, onion and garlic have powerful anti-bacterial and immune-boosting properties.

Other fresh veggies (greens) are a good source of glutathione-essential for detox of liver pathway. Fresh vegetables can also provide excellent sources of insoluble fiber, which gets the gut moving. Crisp, crunchy raw veggies are highest in this sort of fiber. Think kale, collards, and broccoli!

Wheat grass is a vitamin and mineral-rich grass commonly served in powder or juice form. While scientific evidence to support health claims about wheatgrass is lacking, products containing wheatgrass may add some yummy, low-calorie variety to your selection of cleanse foods and beverages.

Yogurt that contains probiotics – make sure to read the yogurt label—supplies healthy bacteria that fortify the GI tract’s natural flora, aiding digestion and boosting the body’s natural immune responses.

Originally posted 2014-03-11 14:57:28.

how-to-detoxEvery year when the long warm summer days suddenly turn into short cold dark and damp days our bodies are taken by surprise and many people find themselves coming down with coughs, colds, aches and pains. If you’re feeling under the weather or sluggish then it could be the excesses of the summer finally catching up with you. Our busy lifestyles mean that it’s hard to always live and eat healthily. This is why it’s important to make sure that we’re aware of which foods are beneficial to the organs in our bodies that filter out toxic substances to keep us healthy. If you know which foods are good for detoxing then you can introduce them into your diet on a daily basis to keep yourself healthy all year around.

It’s important to remember that you should always detox in a healthy and natural way. There are many faddy detox plans out there that encourage extreme fasting which is not good for your body and can leave you feeling dehydrated, dizzy, nauseas and tired, very extreme detox diets can even cause damage to your colon. This our basic guide to steps you can take on a daily basis to detox gently and naturally.

Why detox?

Great foods for detoxing

There are plenty of wholesome foods and nutrients that are great for cleansing your body. These include foods with plenty of fibre such as brown rice, organic fruits and vegetables, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, blueberries, spinach, beets and radishes, cilantro, lemon, lime, pepper, garlic, cayenne, turmeric, sea vegetables and milk thistle.

What to avoid

Foods that you should avoid when you’re detoxing include alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, non-organic fruit and vegetables, refined sugars, milk products and high-mercury fish.

What to drink daily

    Hot lemon water – Start off your day with a steaming mug of hot water and the juice of half a lemon before you eat your breakfast. Lemon is brilliant for your digestion and for cleansing your system so it a brilliant way of kick-starting your day.
    Vegetable smoothies – Throw lots of healthy organic fruit and vegetables into a juicer and blend. There are plenty of ‘green smoothie’ recipes available on the internet; they’re a brilliant and easy way of getting lots of healthy nutrients into your body quickly.
    Detox teas – Look out for detox teas like green tea, rhubarb root tea and dandelion root and burdock tea. You should be aiming to drink about three litres of fluid a day, drinking detox teas are a great way of getting more fluids.

Originally posted 2013-10-16 21:19:00.