12 Detoxifying Foods That Will Have You Feeling Refreshed From The Holidays

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Besides the common discussion of it in the health and wellness industry, there’s actually a lot of misconceptions about the idea of detoxifying your body — mainly the fact that you’re probably already doing it naturally. “Your body has its own detoxification system that is constantly working,” says Serena Poon, chef, nutritionist and reiki master, and founder of Culinary Alchemy. “Technically you don’t need to do anything to make this system function.”

That said, Poon acknowledges the fact that occasionally your body’s detoxification system (your liver, kidneys, digestive system, respiratory system, and skin) might not be working as well as it should, and it’s in these times that certain foods or beverages may be able to give it a boost. “The benefit of foods and practices considered to be detoxifying is that they support your body’s innate capacity to rid itself of waste and toxins,” she explains. “Going on a ‘detox’ is much less about being on a specific diet and much more about helping these systems in operating at an optimal level.”

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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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