Detox tips, nutrition pointers, detox recipe for healthy body cleanse

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Detoxes are all the rage, from cleanses to juice fasts and everything in between. A detox can boost weight loss, cleanse your body and prevent diseases, but be sure to watch out for detox myths and mistakes.

The body detoxifies the blood through the liver and kidneys excreting water-soluble compounds in the urine, but fat soluble toxins often get put in "storage" in our fat cells to be dealt with later.

These toxins can build up and contribute to chronic illness such as MS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, cancer, skin conditions, headaches, weight gain, stubborn metabolism, and more.

Integrative dietitian and natural foods expert Ali Miller of Naturally Nourished shared some key elements from her Real Food Detox: Reset, Restore, Renew program. She pointed out three common detox mistakes and shared some dishes to help cleanse your system.

Check out Miller's Naturally Nourished Detox Soup recipe:

Detox soup:

1/2 cucumber (peeled and de-seeded plus additional cucumber for garnish)

1 Tbsp. minced onion

1 clove garlic

1/2 peeled avocado

1 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup cilantro

1/2 cup filtered water

1/4 tsp. sea salt (celtic or regular)

1/4 tsp. chili powder

1 dash of cayenne pepper

1.5 tsp. extra virgin olive oil


Throw avocado, cucumber, onion, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, cilantro, and water in a blender. Puree on high speed until smooth. Blend in salt, chili powder and remaining ingredients. Be sure to have the blender running when adding olive oil to best emulsify into soup. Serve, garnishing with extra cucumber cubes and smoked paprika if desired. Optional: top with kale chips as garnish.

Learn how to reset your metabolism, restore your digestive function, and renew your vitality with Miller's Real Food Detox.

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