We’ve all overdone the sweet table at a special occasion or eaten one too many late-night snacks after a long night (hello, poutine and pizza). While it can be fun to go all out, there’s nothing cute about feeling stuffed, sluggish and just plain gross after a binge.
Sometimes, all it takes is a few days of clean eating to reset your system and restore the pep in your step (we said pep, not Pepsi!). Detox diets can be ultra beneficial for your skin, energy levels and digestion, but they also have the potential to go very wrong, very fast.
Whether it’s for one day, three days or a whole month, if you do choose to go the extra mile and embark on a detoxifying diet journey, you’ll want to make sure that you’re selecting the right foods to support your body in the process. As always, use your discretion while beginning any new diet or fitness regimen and make sure to check with your doctor first. You’d be surprised at how quickly your body will bounce back from a binge, so stay focused and don’t lose hope.
Here are some of the best detoxifying foods to cleanse your system, boost your energy levels and keep you satiated all day long:
Pineapple is full of nutrients and vitamins like vitamin C, and it can also help with digestion issues and eye health. Not only is it an anti-inflammatory hero, but the yummy fruit is also packed with fibre and low in calories. Oh, and did we mention it tastes like candy?
Kale has been lauded as a superfood for years, and its praise is definitely well deserved. Full of fibre, protein and vitamins A, C and K, the leafy green is pretty much like medicine in salad form.
If you’re looking for a superfood that will help you stay fuller for longer to support you in your detoxifying efforts, look no further than the almond. Packed full of fibre, calcium and protein, almonds will help to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day and nourish your bones. Whether you’re vegan, paleo or vegetarian, this power snack should be on of your go-to staples for eating on the run.
Despite its wee size, the blueberry is full of rich vitamins, nutrients and fibre. An antioxidant powerhouse, the blueberry will help flush toxins from your system and keep your blood sugar levels balanced all day long. It’s just a bonus that this nutrient-dense superfood is the perfect salad topper!
Lemon water is the ultimate must-drink for any detox regimen. Sipping on this miracle bevy first thing in the morning will help keep things moving along in your system while keeping you hydrated and freshening your breath. Add some cayenne and natural maple syrup to your morning brew for an extra boost of detoxifying power.