This time of year is full of words like “diet”, “cleanse”, and “fasts”. And while these may be the fads associated with the new year, there are reasons to consider supporting your body’s natural ability to detoxify year-round.
Even when we are eating our best, we are encountering more and more environmental toxins in our everyday lives. Our livers work constantly to filter these toxins from our bloodstream, and it is important to routinely nourish and replenish the health of this vital system, especially at times when diet, sleep and/or physical activity are off-target.
While there are a number of ways to offer this support – from short juice-fasts to month-long cleanses – more and more people are turning to gentle, daily alternatives to aid their body in achieving optimal-health. Since the start of the new year is a great time to consider adding healthy new habits to your lifestyle, let’s take a look at some of the foods and herbs that can provide daily detoxification support.
You may be familiar with Milk Thistle to support liver function and healthy detoxification, but were you aware it’s relative, the delicious Artichoke, is also a liver-supportive powerhouse? Native to the Mediterranean, the artichoke is actually the edible flower bud of a thistle plant in the sunflower family. Two phytochemicals present in the artichoke, Cynarin and Silymarin, are responsible for protecting and enhancing the health of the liver. They support healthy bile production and fat metabolism, which are essential pathways to help process and eliminate toxins from the body.
Burdock is another amazing botanical that is worth getting to know. Burdock has been traditionally used for centuries as a purifier and to support healthy circulation of the blood. This root’s purification properties also make this an excellent herb to support the health and radiance of the skin. Burdock is also a rich source of inulin, a soluble fiber that strengthens the liver and soothes the gastrointestinal tract.
Another hero of detox-support is Dandelion Root. Far more than a bothersome weed, use of Dandelion Root dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It is well documented in traditional use as a wonderful detoxifying herb which helps to support the liver and gallbladder function.* It is considered to be a rich source of inulin to support healthy flora levels and detoxification, andbesides the stimulating bitter substances, Dandelion Root also contains choline, which is known to nourish the liver.*
Introducing Daily Purify
Even with the resolve that comes with the start of the year, it can be tricky to incorporate ALL of these things into our diets consistently, not to mention trying to find these plants! Here’s the good news: MegaFood makes it easy for you with Daily Purify Nutrient Booster Powder, which contains all of these herbs, plus green foods and more!
Daily Purify is designed to promote liver health and function, support the body’s natural detoxification processes, and help maintain a radiant and clear complexion. In addition to the herbs mentioned above, it also contains broccoli, cabbage, parsley, beet root – and a number of other whole foods – to help get you, and your liver, back on track.
Instructions for use:
Daily Purify compliments a variety of juice and smoothie recipes. Toss a scoop into your favorite beverage- it’s that easy. Feeling stumped on where to start? Here are a few favorite concoctions from MegaFood’s own employees for inspiration!
Abigail’s Green Machine Smoothie
This mighty machine-of-a-smoothie is packed with detoxifying greens, herbs & fruit to start your day off right (and show your liver the love it deserves)!
Steve’s Pressure Refresher
Cukes, celery, berries and mint. We think this one calls for a paper umbrella.
This article has been provided to you by Mega food blog.