Over-indulged this weekend? Woke up feeling groggy and bloated and feeling the Monday blues more than usual? It’s time for a good body clean-out! Exercise, eating healthily and adding some of the below detox foods to your diet can really help refresh your regime.
A popular ingredient in detox juices and smoothies, wheatgrass is thought to have unique and powerful cleansing abilities thanks to the scores of different vitamins and minerals it contains. The benefits range from flushing out the liver and blood to curing acne and even preventing grey hair.
The humble apple. It’s a fibre-rich fruit full of skin-boosting vitamin E, folic acid and vitamin, among other natural antioxidants.
Packed full of vitamin C, lemons are thought to aid the restoration of the body’s acid-alkali balance, keeping your insides at a steady ph. Meaning that your body is better able to support healthy bacteria and assist the removal of environmental and dietary toxins in the body. Add one lemon to a mug of hot water every morning.
These nuts are sources of a mineral called selenium, which helps to actively increase the number of infection-fighting white blood cells in the body and strengthens their fighting power. They’re also known for hair and skin-boosting vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and iron. All of which are essential to the body’s healthy functioning, including getting rid of harmful toxins.
One of the most detoxifying dietary supplements out there. Not only are they packed full of antioxidants, but they also have an anti-inflammatory effect, calming skin complaints like eczema and acne, and aiding digestion. Meanwhile, their diuretic properties help to eliminate urea and other waste products from the body and prevent fluid retention. They are also particularly high in iron too. Pick up a box of nettle tea, soup or capsules from your local health food shop.