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5 foods that help you detox

Looking to start the new year with a bang? Cleanse your body with these detoxifying foods and start your new year on the right foot.

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1. Water
First stop, water. This goes without saying. Water is an essential part of any detox plan. If plain water is hard for you to swallow, try adding a few slices of lemon and a few mint leaves or a few sliced strawberries or raspberries to add some flavour. Lemon is another great detox friendly food, so the more you add, the better.

2. Avocado
This is one food we’re all happy to hear is a detox friendly one. Avocados are full of antioxidants, including glutathione, which moves harmful toxins out of your body. Avos also provide a large amount of fibre, which is great for your digestive system. Yay, avocados!

3. Ginger
Ginger not only boosts your metabolism and helps settle unhappy tummies, but it also helps flush out toxins and waste, and tastes great.

4. Broccoli
This green flower has some serious antioxidant properties, making it great for a detox eating plan. They also reduce the risk of certain cancers, and taste great cooked or raw. Make sure you include it in your regular eating plan.

5. Beetroot
Did you know that the red colour of beetroots are not just for show, but because they actually contain betalains. Betalains are plant pigments that promote cell structure, repair, and regeneration in the liver which is our main detox hub in the body. All the more reason to buy a fresh bunch or two at your local store.

Also read: Six foods that are likely to give you food poisoning

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