Every year around this time, people start thinking about giving their bodies a spring cleaning. You know, to feel better for the season and fully put winter behind them.
Doing so is often called a “detox.” There are a ton of products out there that claim to help you. They say their potions, juices, elixirs, and other concoctions will clean out your liver, do a bunch of other great stuff, and leave you feeling your best.
Except it’s all crap.
Your body has a natural filter that removes toxins, waste, and all that bad stuff out of your body. This magical organ is called the liver, and a healthy one is really all you need to detox.
So, how do you get a healthy liver? By doing many of the things that promote overall health.
Eat fruits and vegetables every day, particularly broccoli, and stay away from processed foods, too much refined sugar, and keep alcohol consumption in the moderate range.
But diet and liver aren’t alone in helping you stay toxin-free. Your lungs help out by removing carbon dioxide, while your heart helps pump essential nutrients and antioxidants throughout your body. Your digestive system removes plenty of waste, as well.
You can give all of these organs a hand by eating plenty of fiber, exercising, and not smoking.
So, this year, instead of searching for a product that claims to offer a detox but really offers little more than some clever marketing and unsustainable existence, look at making some lifestyle changes you can stick with.
Adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle can help you feel your best year-round and probably help you look a little better too.