But are they doing it right?
Detoxing has become a real buzzword in the health and weight loss industry. ‘Detoxing’ juice drinks now come pre-mixed in the supermarket, whilst thousands of women follow detoxing diets in a bid to become healthier, slimmer and stronger from within.
But a detox isn’t really a diet… The main purpose of a detox is to rid the body of toxins by cutting the foods, drinks and habits that detoxify the body, things like smoking, alcohol, sugary drinks and processed foods and replacing them with vitamin-rich foods and drinks that support and nourish your liver, enabling it to process and eventually rid itself of excess toxins.
Bad stuff out and good stuff in!
This delicious detox salad is not only packed full of liver loving nutrients, it’s really filling too. A perfect healthy lunch or dinner.
Deliciously Detoxing Super Salad
- A generous handful of kale
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of freshly grated turmeric or a pinch of dried
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- Squeeze of lime
- Handful of fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
- tbsp sunflower seeds
- Tamari or soya sauce
Sautee your kale in some coconut oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add sprinkle of salt, grate in some fresh turmeric or pinch of dried and add a squeeze of lime.
Once cooked, place in a bowl, top with chopped apple and a diced avocado and some fresh coriander.
Spritz your salad with lime and drizzle with olive oil.
In your hot pan, throw in a handful of sunflower seeds. Leave to toast until they begin to pop. Add a few drops of tamari (gluten free soya sauce) and stir.
Top your salad with the seeds and enjoy! Yum!
More recipes by Catherine Jeans, Nutritional Therapist
Catherine Jeans is a nutritionist based in Norfolk. She is known as The Family Nutrition Expert and has featured as nutritional expert in numerous publications including the Sunday Telegraph. Catherine is author of the 30 Day Sugar Detox Programme.