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Clean it Up: Detox

They say you are what you eat, and if you are eating a lot of processed food you might feel worked. If you feel exhausted, bloated and at the mercy of mood swings -- eating to detox your digestive system might be just what you need.

Looking for a simple way to detox? Alex Jamieson helped her boyfriend Morgan Spurlock,Super Size Me, detox after his month long Mickey D's bender and she suggests avoiding the most toxic foods. Not surprisingly these are: caffeine, refined sugars, refined carbs, artificial sweeteners and food additives. I would add alcohol to that list since it can make your liver work overtime.

To detox you should eat a diet of simply prepared foods, whole grains, beans, lots of veggies and lots of fruit. Eating bitter foods like broccoli and dandelion greens help cleanse the liver, which in turn cleanses your blood.

Of course you should drink lots and lots of water too.

Get a copy of Jamieson's book here.

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