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Spring is almost here! Time to get our body cleansed and feeling refreshed and ready for the warmer weather!

Here are some tips on cleansing your body in preparation for spring:

1) Eat. Really!!

Sometimes people think that cleansing their liver would be best supported by strict detoxing, fasting, or limited calories, however just the simple act of eating whole foods can clean up your liver.

We actually need nutrients to support the detoxification process that our bodies naturally like to do.

Include broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts everyday in your diet when washing out the toxins.

2) Swap the java and go green

Green tea has antioxidant properties and is loaded with catechins. Catechins are a type of plant antioxidants that has been show to eliminate fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. It also protects against toxins that can cause serious liver damage.

3) Befriend onions and garlic

Foods rich in sulphur containing compounds are one of the primary types of molecules used to help the liver detoxify a wide range of toxins. Food like onions, garlic, and eggs yolks are in this category.

Garlic contains allicin and selenium, which are proven to help protect the liver from toxic overload. Do your best to buy Australian grown garlic and organic eggs.



4) Tantalise your tastebuds with grapefruit

This yellow or rosy-hued fruit is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which are excellent at cleansing the liver.

One of the flavonoids in grapefruit, naringenin, contains a compound that causes the liver to burn fat rather than store it. Why not squeeze some into your sparkling water today.

5) Sidestep alcohol and fructose

Fructose is very hard on your liver, much the same way as drinking alcohol is. Fructose is converted into fat that gets stored in your liver and other tissues as body fat. If this is consumed in excess this can lead to non alcohol fatty liver disease (NADLD). This is when the liver becomes dysfunctional we lose our metabolic powerhouse.

6) Go nuts

All nuts are full of amino acids and no sugar. Not only are nuts, full of essential fatty acids, but walnuts in particular are high in l-arginine and glutathione, which can assist in detoxifying the liver and oxygenating the blood.

It is the walnut hull that is often found in the liver cleansing products that you can purchase in the chemist. Why not just eat them?

7) Spice things up

The innocent spice, turmeric, has really become a modern day Miranda Kerr, of the herb world. Everyone wants this popular little spice and has proven much of its beneficial properties in research studies.

Turmeric has been shown to protect the liver against toxic damage and even regenerate damaged liver cells. Turmeric also boosts the production of bile and hepatic dusts, which is beneficial to those who have gallbladder issues.

Do you have any other tips for cleansing to share? Please leave in the comments below.

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  • All great tips – but why leave it to spring – do it all year round and your body will love you forever.

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  • Good to not only spring clean, but eat clean all year round.

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  • All great tips, but I love the fact that spring means there are more fruits, veg, etc. available that we can’t get in winter. That is cleansing enough for me. The sunshine and warmer days make you want to drink more water, eat healthier, get outside.

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  • All good tips to cleanse for Spring,thanks!

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  • Probably good tips for all year round.

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  • a good cleanse I do every morning, is a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of honey in hot water as soon as I get up and half an hour before brekkie.

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  • Good to know, thanks for sharing.

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  • My tip for cleansing is drinking a cup of hot water with the juice of half a lemon in it. Every morning, as soon as you wake up.

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  • I do not know why people just let themselves go with comfort food in winter and then decide to loose the weight that has built up in spring and summer … just keep to a great diet all year round

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  • interesting and informative read. Thanks

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  • Some good tips – thanks for sharing.

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  • bidy to get cleansed

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  • Great tips and thank you for publishing it. I really need to do this…

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  • Thanks for sharing. Great tips. Time to start.

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  • handy info thanks for sharing

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