Getting rid of toxins in your body is easier than you think. All you need to do is add lots of nutrient-rich veggies to your daily food mix, which helps your system become more alkaline (as opposed to acidic and inflammatory), according to naturopathic doctor Amy Bader, ND. While Bader maintains that most healthy foods are detoxifying in their own way, there are certain items in the produce aisle that are extra potent and efficient, such as beets, watermelon, tomatoes, broccoli and onions, to name a few. And even better? You don’t have to do a full-on detox to get the benefits of these cleansing foods. “If you’re regularly getting these nutrients, you will at least allow your body to keep up with the chemicals it’s being faced with on a daily basis,” Bader tells LivingHealthy.

To help kick-start the detox process, we’ve curated 10 delicious detoxifying recipes, from drinks like chia fresca and watermelon cayenne juice to savory superfood-filled salads and sweet, fudgy cookies. Why shouldn’t you indulge yourself while detoxing?

 

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Amy Bader, ND