Detoxification Dream Team: Top 10 Foods to Help Support Liver Detoxification
With Guest Blogger, Sabrina Virdee
Remember when the word detox or cleanse meant you would literally have to take a break from life just to make it to the end? Luckily in the wellness world, we have made great strides towards clean eating and sustaining a healthy, active lifestyle. We are hearing more and more about the gentle approach to supporting our health and wellness with benefits that surpass just undoing a summer full of one too many drinks on the patio and snacks by the pool.
Let's face it, we want to eat and drink all the things while still looking and feeling our best. So, the idea of having to commit to a detox protocol that involves a full-on multi-day commitment, not affording us the opportunities of fun in the sun with our friends and family is out of the question. But in all seriousness not to worry, you can still have your cake and eat it too, giving your body the much-needed love and reboot it deserves, simply by prioritizing foods that your liver and gut benefit from.
The liver is a powerhouse organ and optimizing liver function is ultimately the trick to any "detox." When the liver is functioning optimally, it performs a variety of essential tasks, including cleansing our blood, metabolizing nutrients and breaking down toxins that are stored throughout our body. Allowing the toxins to be excreted and keeping things moving smoothly. It really is such a fundamental part of the body's overall regulation and support of healthy digestion.
All this to say, with the right food on your plate, you can easily aid in flushing out the toxins without having to sacrifice the things you really love to eat and drink. Let’s not forget also having you looking and feeling your best just in time for back to school.
So, here is the detoxification dream team that will help you kick start your body's detox pathways.
- Cruciferous Vegetables
- Fermented foods
- Fatty Fish
Next time you think that you need to purchase a fancy kit or need to go into hibernation to "detox," remember that the kick-start to your detox pathway is a plate away. Let this dream team get you ready for that back-to-school season.