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.
Put fish on the menu
NARUDON ATSAWALARPSAKUN/Shutterstock Your lymphatic system is a network of vessels and glands throughout your body and its entire job is to help remove waste. Give yours a boost by getting a daily serving of fish oils, Dr. Dean says. “The lymphatic system can get clogged as we age, and omega-3 fatty acids, like the kind found in fish, keep this system clear and functioning properly, which in turn helps keep your immune system strong,” she explains. Psst… Have you heard of the only cleanse nutritionists want you try?
Sip a cup of this herbal tea
BABAROGA/Shutterstock Think dandelions are just for weeding or wishing? Think again, as these humble plants have powerful detox properties, Dr. Lipman says. “Dandelion root is fantastic for liver detoxification as it supports bile production, and bile helps transport toxins out of the body,” he explains. “It also helps promote regular bowel movements because of its diuretic action.” You can find dandelion teas in most grocery stores or in health food stores. Intrigued? Read these eight things you need to know about using dandelion to detox.