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.
Celebrate Taco Tuesday
IS MODE/Shutterstock Not that you need a reason to eat delicious tacos but one of the classic toppings can help you detox. “Cilantro is very cleansing for the system as it binds to heavy metal toxins and helps expel them from the body,” Dr. Lipman says. If you’re not a fan of tacos, try sprinkling the greens on chili, scrambling them with eggs, or adding them to a salad. Are you a sucker for sweets? Check out these eight ways to detox from your sugar addiction.
Serve this for dessert tonight
joannawnuk/Shutterstock Add detoxing to the long list of health benefits from coconut oil! (At this point, we should be asking what can’t coconut do, frankly.) The key is the caprylic acid in coconut oil, Lipman says. “It has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties,” he explains. “It fights inflammation and is very beneficial for combating yeast/fungal overgrowth in the intestines.” The options for getting your daily dose are nearly endless: Use it to stir fry veggies, spread coconut butter on baked goods, drizzle on salads, mix unsweetened coconut chips into granola, or whip up a tasty dessert. But don’t go overboard with it as a little goes a long way just one of the things nutritionists want you to know about coconut oil.