Add this nut to your next salad
yochika photographer/Shutterstock Nuts provide not only provide a tasty crunch to boring greens but they are also packed with nutrients that can help strengthen your body’s own detoxing systems, says Frank Lipman, MD, a functional and integrative medicine specialist, author of How to Be Well, and founder of Be Well. He particularly likes black walnuts. These have a very strong detoxifying effect on the system as they are a natural antifungal and antimicrobial that can kill parasites in your system, he says. Most people take theirs in capsule form but you can also sprinkle them on a salad or use the oil to make a tasty dressing.
Pick this pretty poppy
Kaichankava Larysa/Shutterstock Red Clover is a common flower with characteristic bright blooms filling fields in the springtime. But this beauty is also a great detoxifier, Dr. Lipman says. It does double detox duty as a blood cleanser and detoxifier of the liver, he adds. You could munch your way through a meadow, a la Ferdinand the bull, we suppose, or you could buy it in capsule or tea form. In the meantime, pick up one of these powerful plants that can detox your home.
Take your latte to the next level
Dmitr1ch/Shutterstock “Don’t eat yellow snow” is definitely good advice, but eating yellow foods can be a great way to support your body in getting rid of toxins. Enter turmeric. This mellow yellow spice, popular in Thai and Indian cuisines, is chock full of antioxidants, reducing inflammation in the body and supporting healthy digestion, making it a powerful detoxing agent, Dr. Dean says. One trendy way to get your daily dose is by making “golden milk,” sometimes called a “Thai latte.” Start with coconut milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk), add a sprinkle each of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, top with a dollop of honey, and heat through. Herbs are also one of the nine ingredients you can use to detox your skin.