Steep herbs in water to make teas, and include spices in your cooking to improve the effects of your detox. Fennel can reduce bloating, gas and heartburn, while ginger is an effective anti-inflammatory. Ginseng boosts immunity and helps the body overcome stress, mint will soothe your digestive system and nutmeg will help return you to regular bowel activity. Turmeric will help cleanse your liver and boost your immunity.
Plenty of Water.
Detoxes can benefit your body, but they can also be very dangerous if used irresponsibly. It's vital for your health that you are careful and sensible when starting any detox program. Always go for food-based detoxes that don't require drastic measures, such as living only on liquids, and don't detox for more than 10 days, as your body needs a greater range of nutrients than you will get on a detox program.
Herbs and Spices.
Fermented foods are gaining in recognition for their benefit to gut health, immunity and the digestive process. Including fermented foods in your detox will help ensure a positive balance of healthy gut flora and an elimination of damaging bacteria. It will improve the uptake of nutrients from your other detox foods, and improve your digestion of foods that your system might otherwise struggle with, including high-fiber foods. Good fermented options include yogurt, kefir and kombucha, which are available in most organic or health food stores. Kimchi, sauerkraut, pickled vegetables and miso are also easy fermented choices.
Fibrous Fruit and Vegetables.