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10 Snacks to Help You Detox

Maintaining a good diet and detoxifying your body are as important as regular exercise. Don’t let the term ‘detox’ intimidate you; it’s not as hard as you think. Eating a clean diet and including foods rich in certain nutrients and antioxidants will help flush out toxins regularly. Here are 10 delicious and easy to prepare snacks to add to your diet to help you detox gently.

1. Fruit - Fruit is a ready to go snack. Fruits, such as apples, are filling and often help curb appetite. Green apples are great for curbing sugar cravings. Grapefruit is rich in Vitamin C and gives your skin that healthy glow. Citrus fruits, in general, are metabolism-boosting powerhouses. Health experts swear by watermelon to help your kidneys and liver flush out impurities. Pineapples cleanse your pores and lungs and reduce belly fat. 2. Green smoothie - A big green smoothie can be really filling and will prevent you from eating unhealthy things by curbing your cravings. One large smoothie is equivalent to an entire meal while a small one equates to a mid-day snack. Blend spinach or kale with lemon, chia seeds, and either pineapple or an apple. 3. Homemade trail mix with seeds and raisins - The trail mix that you get from the shops may be filling but the processed sweets, chocolate, and high-sugar dried fruit keep it from really being healthy. You can prepare a healthier and even more filling trail mix at home. Including healthy ingredients will curb your hunger pangs and boost your energy. You can add pistachios, dried cranberries, hemp seeds, and almonds. These ingredients are rich in protein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, potassium. and iron. You can also throw in some goji berries as they add to the taste of the trail mix and are also loaded with Vitamin A and powerful antioxidants. 4. Asparagus - Adding asparagus to your diet will help your body flush out impurities and detoxify your liver. Raw asparagus helps with bloating but you might want to add a little lemon juice, or lemon and tahini for a tastier snack. 5. Celery with cream cheese - Celery improves your digestive tract and is a great source of the daily fibre your body needs to function optimally. 6. Avocados - Avocados can help lower cholesterol. They also contain a very powerful nutrient called glutathione, which helps in blocking over thirty different carcinogens and in detoxifying your liver. Avocados are delicious on their own, but you can try mashing one with some lemon juice, chilli flakes and pepper to make a quick and easy guacamole. 7. Blended vegetable detox soup - This detox soup is packed with potassium and fibre, creating an alkaline environment in your body that helps remove out many toxins in your liver or kidneys. Here is a link to the recipe.

8. Chia pudding - This quick and easy recipe will keep hunger pangs at bay. Simply soak chia seeds in dairy-free milk for at least 15 minutes or overnight, until all the liquid is absorbed. You can add healthy, detoxifying toppings like hazelnuts, coconut shavings, strawberries, and blueberries. 9. Flaxseed chips and dip - This snack is packed with nutrients like iron, Vitamin E, calcium, niacin, and phosphorous as well as lignans that help your body regulate hormones. It also boasts a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and fibre. Here is a recipe to try making your own chips. 10. Apple with sun butter - Apples contain malic acid, which helps to cleanse the liver, and sunbutter is a much healthier alternative to processed peanut butter.

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