What is in this article?:
- Gentle, everyday ways to detox your body
- Easy detox recipes
Think you have to embark on a restrictive detox regimen to get all the benefits of a detox? Think again. Here are simple ways to feel lighter, think more clearly and have more energy within a couple of weeks to a month.
Easy detox recipes
To create a mildly detoxifying menu, start by avoiding the foods and substances that you tend to overconsume, says Elson Haas, MD, director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California, and author of The New Detox Diet (Celestial Arts, 2004). This might mean eliminating the “big five”: sugar, wheat, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol. Then emphasize alkaline choices in your diet, including fresh fruits and vegetables (particularly greens) and alkaline grains like millet and quinoa. Try the following detox recipes.
Breakfast: Creamy Millet with Apples and Honey