Does your body need to reboot? If you constantly crave carbs and sugar, it probably means it’s time to clean yourself out, and this detox salad recipe will help you do just that.
That doesn’t mean starving yourself! The goal is to replace all that nasty refined sugar and white flour with more whole foods like vegetables and fruit. Your body will love you for this.
Detoxing removes impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph system and skin.
Once you detox, you’ll have increased stamina, an energized body, and improved digestion. Why not start now?
Why This Detox Salad Recipe Works
You don’t even have to be doing a detox to enjoy this refreshing salad. It’s one of those healthy eating recipes that can be eaten anytime you need a fresh, light, nutrient-packed meal. You’ll love all the greens along with apple cider vinegar, chia seeds and crunchy sunflower seeds.
This detox salad will really help you feel better in your body. It’s a great way to reset digestion, kick a weekend splurging hangover or simply eat the way nature intends.
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Apple cider vinegar has amazing cleansing and detox properties due to it’s rich content of minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Thus, it aids the body in removing toxic waste in a more efficient manner before it has time to accumulate and damage the body. ACV works especially well for detoxing the liver and lymphatic system while also balancing the body’s pH.
When purchasing apple cider vinegar, look for acv that hasn’t been processed, and is still with the ‘mother’, which is made up of strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules, living nutrients and friendly bacteria. The beneficial enzymes in the ‘mother’ will displace some of the harmful bacteria in your body.
The broccoli in this detox salad works with the enzymes in your liver to convert toxins into something your body can eliminate easily. Broccoli contains sulphoraphane, a very powerful anti-cancer, anti-microbial compound which helps prevent cancer.
This detox salad is also packed with greens to support detoxing of the body. Leafy greens are packed with antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties as well, not to mention loads of vitamins and minerals. They’re also filled with fiber along with crucial vitamins, minerals, and plant-based phytochemicals to help cleanse your whole digestive system.
Brussels sprouts are high in sulfur, which helps to remove toxins from the blood. They also have enzymes that act on the liver to release enzymes that block damage.
Finally, the watercress in this detox salad works as a natural diuretic to flush out toxins. Whether you’re on a detox cleanse or just want to improve your health, this salad is the way to go.
Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.