To gain the most benefit from a detox diet, try to stick to the guidelines below for at least two weeks, gradually adding back in moderation some of your regular foods at the end. :

[Note: I didn’t include eating a nutrient-dense real food diet on this list since it’s a given! The liver requires a host of vitamins and minerals to adequately carry out phase 1 and 2 detoxification, and so a healthy diet is key for proper detoxification, as it is key for every other aspect of health.]

8. Stop eating 3 hours before going to bed.

Luckily, there are some super simple ways to aid your body’s natural detox processes.

The benefits of meditation are endless. If you have an established meditation practice, keep on keeping on! If you’re a newbie, check out the app OMG! I Can Meditate! for a variety of short guided meditations to get you started.

6. Strike a (yoga) pose.

Fortunately, our bodies know how to detox. They were built to detox just like they were built to breathe and eat.

Concentrate on a wholesome diet that includes whole grains, vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. Bitter greens such as watercress, Swiss chard, dandelion greens, collards, and kale promote digestion as well as the liver detoxification processes. Garlic is a top detoxifying food as it helps the liver rid the digestive system of toxic residues, so make it your favorite ingredient when cooking.