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Detox Basics

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

If you’re like most of us, you know it is important to detoxify your body. Even if you eat a great diet and exercise, your body is assaulted on a daily basis by all the pollutants in the air and water, not to mention in most of the foods we can buy!

Many turn to a detox to boost energy, kickstart weight loss, and reset your system to a healthy baseline. But, how should you approach your detox? How can you make it the most healthy and successful detox possible? There are many things to consider, and you can support the detox supplements you choose with other important strategies.

Here are some tips to help you regain your health using a detox program.

First, consider your overall diet. Supplements alone aren’t enough! Consider loading up on organic greens like kale, and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc.). Increase antioxidants buy eating deeply colored fruits and vegetables. Use your detox to branch out into things you might not ordinarily eat.

Make sure you include clean protein! Juicing is great, of course, but you need amino acids as well. These come from eating protein, even plant-based proteins like beans nuts, and seeds. Also consider chicken and fish (from good sources and in moderation).

Try to avoid foods that stress the liver. Keep away from processed sugar, gluten, corn, alcohol, and caffeine. Saturated fats from dairy and red meat are also hard on the liver.

Up your water intake! While you detox, your body will release poisons and waste. Plenty of water will help flush these bad guys out.

Along with your detox supplement, be sure to include B vitamins! Since they are water-soluble, your body doesn’t store them. As you increase your water intake, you may need more B complex to support healthy energy and mental clarity.

When you choose a detox supplement, look for herbs that have a long history of use in supporting overall body cleansing. Peppermint leaf, mullein leaf, fenugreek, dandelion, golden seal root, milk thistle, echinacea, black cohosh all have been used over time and may support your body’s natural ability to release toxins.

At Herbs Can Cleanse we feature products by Nature's Pure Body Institute! For body detox, try the Whole Body Program and the Colon Program. Or try HealthForce SuperFoods. These gentle, but effective, cleansing formulas can help your body regain health and vitality! Visit our product pages, ask us questions, and start your own journey to better health.

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