Detoxifying Foods!

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HERE WE GO 2017! If you’re like me, you might have over-indulged just a little during the holidays and want to reset and detoxify. The good news is that you don’t have to starve yourself with a fast or a juice cleanse. You can detox just by feeding your body the right foods to support your body’s detoxifying functions. Did you know that many of your organs already function has detoxifying agents, for example your skin, liver, kidneys and intestines? So if going on a specific detox cleanse isn’t your thing, there are many foods you can eat that support the function of these detox systems within your body and promote your general health, metabolism and immune system at the same time. Talk about bang for your buck!

Foods, beverages, herbs, and spices that are high in prebiotics, prebiotics, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, alkalinizing, full of phytonutrients and antioxidants will be your best bets for naturally detoxing in a sustainable and ongoing way. Below is a long list of our favorites and why, but for the summary version check out the nifty infographic below!

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Easy Chicken Satay with Cashew Sauce (GF, DF)

DSC02639 This easy chicken satay recipe is both yummy and healthy! You just need to marinate your meat a few hours in advance then skewer it and grill. You can make the sauce as you wait for the chicken to marinate. This recipe uses cashew butter rather than peanut butter for a slight twist on the classic peanut sauce, and is safe for people with peanut allergies. It’s a perfect dish to bring to parties and potlucks, or to serve as a fun appetizer to dinner!

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