Feeling a little sluggish?? Tired?? Dull??
Maybe it’s time for a little liver and digestive cleanse. I'm not a big fan of strict liquid only detox programs as our bodies operate in a very highly intelligent manner and have their own very intricate detox processes. It is helpful however to support the natural detox processes of the body and you can do this by eating specific foods.
Alot of people get confused by what to eat when cleansing as there are many mixed messages out there. I say listen to what your body responds well to and don’t go crazy! Below are a few foods to support your cleanse and a few foods to avoid. Eating healthy and clean can easily become a lifestyle change making you feel great all the time so you don’t need to do harsh detox programs!
Berries, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, lemon, plenty of filtered water, watercress, kale or spinach, green vegetables (capsicum, broccoli, bok choy, zucchini, cucumber), seaweed, extra virgin olive oil.
Foods to avoid:
Sugar (including excess fruit and fruit juice), large amounts of meat (try to stick to fish and chicken but only a couple times a week while cleansing), wheat, refined foods (cakes, biscuits, lollies), starchy vegetables (potato, sweet potato, pumpkin).
It’s important to remember that a cleanse is not long term and that grains, meat, fruit and starchy vegetables are a healthy and important part of your daily diet however while doing a deep liver cleanse they can be cut and replaced with extra vegetables to support the liver and digestion by creating less stress on these organs.
Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. There are some yummy recipes to help you with meal ideas within the rest of my blog. Enjoy and good luck!