Health Tip: Cleanse Your Body Naturally

Eat healthy and avoid 'detox' diets

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(HealthDay News) -- "Detox" diets may be all the rage, but experts say they're not necessary and may be unhealthy.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers advice on "cleansing" your body naturally:

  • Drink plenty of fresh water.
  • Eat five-to-nine servings daily of fruits and vegetables. Opt for green and leafy veggies, plus berries, leeks, turmeric, onions, garlic, artichokes, milk thistle and green tea.
  • Eat plenty of whole grains, nuts and seeds for fiber.
  • If your diet lacks any nutrients, consider a supplement.
  • Fight gut-microbe toxins by eating fermented foods, such as kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and yogurt. Or take a quality probiotic.

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