Ever been sucked into a detox program? Drinking lemon juice and you feeling terrible and losing weight, here 15 Detoxing Plant-Based Recipes Good for Your Liver that somehow magically just reappears? It seems that we’ve all tried one type of detox or another. Maybe it made you feel better for a bit, but it never seems to stick.
The reason is simple. Detox diets don’t actually work and aren’t necessarily needed.
It may help you drop weight quickly or give you a quick reset — such as kicking processed food, sugar, or checking for food sensitivities. With that said, your body isn’t actually going to detox better because your body doesn’t need to detox any differently. In fact, the human body is constantly and very efficiently detoxing every single day.
Have you taken the time to really dig into what your liver or spleen does? How about those kidneys? Have you thought about your lymphatic system lately containing those hundreds of lymph nodes? All of these body parts are proficient at detoxing. The spleen “detects potentially dangerous bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms in the blood,” the liver ushers “toxins out of the body through urine or stool” and bile, and the kidneys “filter 120 to 150 quarts of blood every day and produce one to two quarts of urine” which contains toxins and other waste.
With that said, even though the body can do it alone, it’s always a good idea to get the right plant-based foods that support the organs that help detox. Luckily, there’s a whole slew of plant-based foods to help you accomplish this!
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