After the ingestion of God knows how many different foods and drinks during the festivities and holidays, it is only wise to do some detoxification, so we’re healthier for the New Year. It is important to note that the human body naturally does a pretty good job of detoxing on its own. The liver, the colon, and so many other organs and processes are programmed to do. However, in today’s modern world, toxins are everywhere, all the time. So, instead of leaving it all to the body to do all the cleansing, we can be a little proactive, by getting the job started with the right kind of foods.  

The foods listed below will help get the job done in a healthy manner.

Artichokes protect your liver from damage and promote the growth of new liver tissue. They have a wonderful restorative ability. They also increase the production of bile, which helps remove harmful toxins from your liver and supports digestion.


The active component in turmeric is a free-radical scavenger and wonderful to reduce inflammation and facilitate detoxification.


Garlic is so wonderful to support detox due to its antibacterial, antiviral, and antibiotic properties. And it contains allicin, which is brilliant for cleansing the liver and boosting white blood cells, thus supporting your immune system, too. Throw it in any dish, or sauté it in a pot for the ultimate detoxifying and immune-boosting elixir.


Hibiscus supports detox, particularly the liver, by increasing drug-detoxifying enzymes to reduce your toxic load, and is very nourishing for your blood, too. You can drink hibiscus in tea form, which is delicious and tart. Drink alone or mix with dried rose or nettle for an extra high-vibe tea.

Lemon and Ginger

Always the winner combo, lemon and ginger can be said to be the ultimate liver detoxifier. Since we have been fasting overnight, it helps bind to toxins, flushing them out via our urinary system. Both lemon and ginger are loaded with antioxidants, which slow down aging and reduce DNA damage. Get these in powdered form, or simply juice both and add to warm water.


Moringa is amazing at reducing acidity and inflammation—great detox support at a cellular level. Moringa is also great for hair, skin, and nails, and as a bonus, for male sexual performance. You can add it to your smoothies.


The green chlorophyll in wheatgrass is a powerful detox aid supporting the removal of impurities and toxins, including heavy metals. It’s a great friend to reduce inflammation and support our mitochondria to boost energy levels.” Juice it, blend it, or get a green powder to add to water, juice, or smoothies.

Happy detoxing!

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