5 Foods to Detox Your Body in the New Year

When people say the word “detox,” they often think master cleanse, juice diet or some form of fasting. What you may not know is that there are 5 foods to detox your body in the New Year—no fasting required!

Every day we eliminate or neutralize toxins through our colon, liver, lungs, skin and kidneys. However, with the volume of toxins we are exposed to through pollution, animal products and processed foods, our organs are working overtime and can’t always do the job 100%.

What you should do is incorporate foods that have detoxifying properties to speed the natural detox process along! Here are 5 foods to detox your body that are easy to incorporate into your SlimGenics plan that support your body’s natural cleansing system. Don’t feel like you have to eat all of them at once—even just incorporating one of these 5 foods to detox your body adds real benefits you can see.

1. Cauliflower

Full of antioxidants, this cruciferous vegetable aids your body’s natural detoxification system and reduces inflammation. Roast with a little olive oil and garlic for a tasty treat!  There are many other SlimGenics recipes that incorporate this powerful vegetable as well, including Popcorn Cauliflower, Turkey Meatloaves over Cauliflower Puree and Curried Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Cauliflower.

2. Broccoli

This vitamin-packed green machine helps neutralize and eliminate toxins. A perfect addition to your favorite Thermo-Snacks soup!

3. Turnip Greens

An often-overlooked veggie, turnip greens has been found to help prevent many types of cancer and reduces inflammation for a powerful detox punch! Sauté and serve with eggs for a great start to your day!

4. Grapefruit

A good source of fiber, grapefruit helps lower cholesterol and aids digestion. If it’s too sour try a sprinkle of stevia on half a grapefruit for a sweet and tangy snack.

5. Cucumber

When you need to flush out toxins, reach for a cucumber! Ninety-five percent water and packed with nutrients, cucumbers sliced with Morton® Lite Salt is a detox delight.

Your challenge next week is to try to add just one of these into your meals. Come back and tell me what you ate and how it made you feel!

Learn more about detoxifying your body with these SlimGenics blog posts.

In good health,
Kim Christopher