While our kidneys and liver do a good job of cleansing our
bodies, it's nice to start off the New Year with a detox. A detox gives your
body a boost in resetting itself. Our bodies do a lot of work each day digesting
food. If we eat lots of processed and fatty foods, our bodies work harder to
digest and metabolize the ingredients and nutrients than they do if we eat lots
of unprocessed foods. Below are foods recommended for each sign that help the
body rejuvenate and release toxins that could compromise our health.
Red Grapefruit. Aries, it you eat half a grapefruit before each meal it
will help cut your belly fat. It's common knowledge that you have lots of
energy to burn, but if you're looking to lose a little weight, this grapefruit
trick will move your more expeditiously toward your goal.
Tea. Taurus, your relationship with your senses means you'll be drawn to
the hibiscus flower and likely appreciate the tea as well. If you replace
sweetened drinks with unsweetened hibiscus tea, you'll surely see the pounds
fall away. The flavonoids in hibiscus tea cut belly fat and manage cravings.
We love the dual nature of guacamole just the way we love the dual nature of
Gemini. Guacamole happens to contain oils that are good for the strenght and
restoration of the liver (our major detoxing organ). This is good news Gemini
and guacamole lovers.
Tea. Cancer, tea is calming, so you'll love that white tea is good for your
anxiety. But did you know white tea also cuts belly fat and destroys the cells that
create it? It gives a one-two punch because it will soothe you and help you use
Leo, you'll definitely appreciate the bold color and flavor of turmeric. The
great thing about turmeric is that its ingredients help promote bile which
supports digestion and the liver's functionality. Turmeric is a great spice for
many health needs.
Virgo: Asparagus. Virgo, you are a home-remedy queen, and asparagus is a
home-style cure for hangovers. Asparagus has minerals and amino acids that
protect the liver from alcohol toxins and help the body recover from an evening
Greens. Libra, you'll be happy to hear that collard greens have the ability
to cleanse your body of extra cholesterol. How's that for health and balance.
Water. Citrus fruits are loaded with enzymes that help flush toxins out of
the liver. Keep in simple, Scorpio, as you detox your body. You'll find this to
The omega fatty oils in salmon help soften the arteries, keeping them supple
for blood flow as we age. Sag, if you've even been a smoker, this is great way
to reverse the effects of cigarettes.
Capricorn, you are in luck, because beets are a great food for cleaning the
blood and regenerating the liver. Of course, you'll have to prepare them—but
that won't be off-putting for industrious Capricorn!
Aquarius, did you know that mustard is a great metabolism booster. It's likely
you already have some in your refrigerator. Combining mustard with a protein is
a great way to get your body burning unwanted calories.
Pisces, spinach is packed with thylakoids, which cut the appetite—plus it's a
very low-calorie food. So add some to your smoothie, omelet, and salads.