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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.

Join The Conversation
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Fit I was totally going to ask you about this. I heard though that when you go on a detox diet you should keep close to a bathroom because it will really "clean" you out :rudolph:
DStirk DStirk 10 years
i don't know exactly why amybdk, but ever since that movie and then that show...30 days or whatever... ugh he just rubs me the wrong way.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
The best Detox book is Dr Joshi Detox Diet....Kate Moss and Gwennie Paltrow have used his diet.
amybdk amybdk 10 years
why's that fitnessgirl?
DStirk DStirk 10 years
Morgan Spurlock makes my skin crawl.
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