Happy New Year! One of the most common new year resolutions is weight loss, detox, cleansing and eating better! At HGG we’re not a fan of fad diets or quick-fix programs, however we are a fan of sharing recipes that help your body naturally detox and recipes that nourish your body with real, whole food ingredients. When we eat more real, whole foods we naturally help our body to thrive! These detox recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and packed nutrients that will support and cleanse your body.
Below are 10 of our favorite HGG recipes that will help your body naturally cleanse and detox!
What Does Detox Mean?
Detox means, “eliminating toxins from the body”. While there are trends that claim to be the best for “detoxing” or “rejuvenating” your body the truth is your body is designed to detox naturally, everyday with the help of the right foods! The main organ that helps the body detox and get rid of toxins is our liver. The liver uses enzymes to remove toxins through bile and urine. Other important organs include our skin and entire digestive system. Our skin is our largest organ and eliminates toxins through sweat and continually repairing with new skin cells. Our digestive system is full of processes that, when in symbiosis, work to eliminate bacteria and food through our stool. It’s important to nourish our body with nutrient dense foods that will support these detox organs!
10 HGG Detox Recipes:
Below is a list of our favorite HGG Detox Recipes! Click on each title to visit the original blog post to view / print the recipes.
Ginger is used in many detox recipes because of its ability to help circulate digestion as well as support the liver in cleansing and riding of toxins.
2. QUINOA SALAD
Parsley found in this salad is a natural diuretic, which helps eliminate excess fluid in the body. It also may protect the cells against harmful free radicals.
This salad is packed with vegetables, which are loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants! All of these veggies support the body as it works to naturally detox.
Zucchini is high in fiber and has anti-inflammatory properties to aid in digestion as well as it may slow down aging.
Turmeric may help with inflammation in specific diseases such as heart disease and cancer. It helps fight free radicals to rid the body of harmful toxins.
6. NOURISH BOWL
This nourish bowl contains a balanced amount of protein, fats, carbohydrates and veggies, which all support digestion to keep things moving!
Greens are rich in chlorophyll, which aids in purifying the blood from heavy metals. We love this recipe because it’s packed with healthy & filling root veggies!
Apples contain pectin, a natural fiber that aids in digestion and detoxification. The greens and ginger also help with purifying the blood and eliminating toxins.
Lemons help cleanse the body by supporting the liver to naturally flush out toxins.
Carrots are packed with vitamin A supporting our largest organ which is our skin! Skin eliminates toxins through sweat and shedded and is replaced and replenished with vitamin A.