The holidays are over and the brand new year has finally rolled in. There’s something exciting about a new year. It’s a chance to start over and renew and refresh yourself. It’s a clean slate, and many people jump on the chance to try something new, get healthy, or begin another personal challenge.
For many of us, the real challenge is getting rid of the overindulgences of the holiday season. Perhaps you ate too many helpings of turkey and dressing, or had a few more pieces of pie than you intended, and now you’re regretting it. If this sounds like you, there is hope available. To get your health and diet in check for the new year ahead, check out these detoxifying foods to add to the diet.
It sounds too easy, right? This is definitely a case of something that might sound too good to be true, but it’s completely legitimate. Water is one of the best additions to your diet, especially when it comes to detox and weight loss. Water helps you feel full, keeps you from overeating, and can flush out your cells, leaving you cleaner and lighter. For many, drinking more water is a challenge. For those in this boat, buy some simple zero calorie flavoring, add some fruit, or try another enhancing technique to get you the H2O that you need.
Onion is an incredible food for aiding the liver in general detoxification. The liver’s main job is to detox the body, and onion gives it quite the boost. If you want the most benefits, eat onions raw. With the strong flavor, this may be out of the question for you or your loved ones. That’s OK too. Chop it up and add it to your favorite dishes, and you’ll still gain the healthy detoxifying benefits, but without making your eyes water in the process.
The best way to take in cranberry is through buying and drinking 100 percent juice. No cocktails, no extra sugar, and no blends should be substituted. Instead go for the real (albeit bitter) deal. Cranberry helps the kidney in its detoxifying role. It can be so powerful, some even use this technique to treat minor kidney infections or keep recurring infections away. It might take some getting used to, so take this one slow. Drink a little at a time, and you might find that the taste grows on you. For getting rid of holiday bulge, this is a favorite for many.
Detoxification gets a lot of hype, and many are tempted to blow it off because of the attention. While some forms of detox are certainly not worth the time or money, some simple additions to your regular diet can go a long way. Give these foods a try, and reap the benefits of a healthier and cleaner body this year.
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