Detox is when the body’s cleansing organs—the liver and kidneys—remove toxins that have entered the body through the air, food, or water and have built up in the body’s tissues, organs, and blood. When done properly, a cleanse, or detox, should increase energy and overall well-being.

A detox can range from a full fast to a light, healthy eating plan that helps your body eliminate toxic elements. Everyday detox diet tips include drinking lots of water, eliminating caffeine and alcohol, eating organic foods, and loading up on antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.

Popular detox herbs and supplements include aloe vera, milk thistle, dandelion root, turmeric root, milk-thistle seed, artichoke leaf, chlorella, rice bran fiber, sulforaphane, vitamin C, whey protein, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC).

How to naturally detox your body

Follow these tips for a healthy cleanse.