Demystifying A Detox Diet
We’ve all heard about ever-changing diet fads, crazes, and concoctions - from the Master Cleanse to a juice fast; the caveman diet to a belly-deflating regimen. One term that has become ubiquitous in our collective consciousness is the “detox diet.” But what does that even mean, and do we really need it?
We can’t understand detoxification without talking about one of our most underappreciated organs - the liver. Our body’s “garbageman” is not only our largest internal organ, but it also contains about 10 percent of our body’s total blood volume and filters 1.4 liters of blood per minute!
The liver works day in, day out to remove the toxins stored throughout our body and convert them into their water-soluble forms so they can be excreted from our body. So in reality, in order to “detox” all we need to do is nourish and support our liver so it can more efficiently flush out nasty chemicals that come from our environment, highly-processed foods, alcohol, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, beauty products, even our own bodies.
The Real Detox Diet
Unfortunately, the toxic exposures that our bodies see are at an all-time high in our modern, polluted world. How then can we help our overworked liver handle this heavy load? Simple - by packing our diets with nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated, eating detoxifying foods, and taking supplements that provide antioxidants and all the core nutrients that strengthen and maintain a healthy liver (and the rest of our body).
The list of superfoods to help us detox is long, and there are many outstanding supplements that can help as well. Here are just a few suggestions that can support and strengthen our liver so that it can do its job better.
Algae and seaweed are some of the earth’s most ancient, cleansing and concentrated sources of nutrition. With their extraordinary collection of proteins, trace minerals, chlorophyll, fatty acids, and antioxidants, algae and seaweed deeply nourish our health foundation. But it's not necessarily easy to incorporate them into our diets. An easy solution is to take Organic Blue-Green Algae powder or capsules.
Milk thistle seed has been used for over 2,000 years to protect our livers from undue toxic harm. With 50 years of European research and over 100 clinical studies backing it, our patented SuperPure® Milk Thistle is the foremost researched milk thistle extract for optimal liver health and healthy detoxification.
Antioxidants are compounds that protect our cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is like the process that causes the metal on cars to rust, so you can think of antioxidants as our body’s rust protectors. Berries, nuts, vegetables like kale and beets, beans, olives, as well as many herbs are packed with antioxidants.
Some pure and powerful supplements that have exceptionally potent doses of antioxidants are Pure Radiance C®, SuperPure Olive Extract, SuperPure Resveratrol Extract, and Organic Berry Power™. Our versatile collection of Organic Superfoods Powders are also packed with antioxidants, as well as vitamins, minerals and healthy enzymes that support the liver.
With 20 of the planet's most powerful organic cellular protectors, detoxifiers, and antioxidants, Cell Protector deeply reinforces healthy cellular detoxification as well as nourishes and protects healthy liver function. This exclusive, comprehensive formula contains bioactive cruciferous sprouts, cleansing, and immune-boosting herbal extracts, profoundly nourishing green superfoods, and vital veggie juice extracts that help us detox on the deepest possible level.
Turmeric is a bright orange root in the ginger family that has powerful, health-supporting compounds called curcuminoids. An antioxidant and immune health superstar, studies have shown that turmeric supports healthy liver function and promotes detoxification. Our SuperPure Turmeric Extract is an organic triple extract that maximizes the potency, purity, bioavailability, and efficacy of this super-herb.