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Supercharge Your New Year with 5 Simple Foods

With Christmas and New Years over, it’s time to get back on track. Depending on your level of indulgence over the festive season, you may decide to add a detox program to your list of new years resolutions. If you feel the need to do something but don’t want to begin your detox right away, that’s ok – start by including these 5 super detoxifiers into your diet and your body will get a head start anyway!

Green Green Green! Green juices, green smoothies, kale, broccoli, spinach… anything dark green and leafy contains loads of chlorophyll, vitamin C and folate, which helps to stimulate the liver and kidneys into action while helping to give you clearer skin. Dandelion Root Often used as a substitute for coffee, dandelion root is a potent liver detoxifier, and contains no caffeine. Try it in the form of an LSD (latte with soy and dandelion) or and LAD (same but with almond milk instead of soy). Beetroot Full of minerals and antioxidants, beetroot can be roasted, juiced or eaten raw. Beetroot is associated with liver and gallbladder health, and is considered a blood tonic in herbal medicine, so include it into salads and side dishes wherever you can. Green Tea A rich source of cancer fighting antioxidants, green tea also helps to detoxify the liver, and is also thought to have fat-burning properties. Who wouldn’t want that after a Christmas blowout? If you are not a fan of caffeine, keep an eye out for decaffeinated green tea in your local health food shop. Berries Dark coloured berries are just choc full of antioxidants, and have a powerful effect on the immune system. Try including either blueberries, goji berries, or acai berry powder into your diet every day – they are great in smoothies, desserts, bliss balls, muffins or just teamed with yoghurt. These supercharged detoxifying foods should all be easy to find and are fun to incorporate into your diet. They are a great way of boosting your wellbeing prior to a detox program. And you never know – maybe we will see you at Byron Bay Detox Retreats later in the year when you fulfill the rest of your new years resolutions!

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