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Detox and cleanse your body

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health and fitness Updated: Feb 16, 2012 01:33 IST

1 Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables: Have a diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, juices, coconut water, yogurt, butter milk, sprouts, fibres, brown rice and whole grains.

2 Water to cleanse your system: Have at least 7 to 10 average-sized glasses of water every day. You can also take warm water by way of this herbal concoction: boil some cumin, coriander and fennel in boiling water and then drink.

3 Include antioxidants in your diet: Consciously incorporate top antioxidant foods such as walnuts, peanuts, almonds, seeds, olives, avocado, wheat germ, liver and leafy green vegetables in your diet.

4 Chuck out fried options: Simply strike off the word ‘fried’ from your food dictionary for some time. All the fat that you eat is processed by the liver, and this process takes energy away from the regular detoxification work that liver has to do.

5 Lemon juice strengthens your liver: Incorporate lemon juice into your diet as its acidic properties are great for cleansing the body and strengthening the liver. Cut down on coffee and switch to green tea. It contains only a fraction of the caffeine of black tea and coffee and is loaded with antioxidants.

(With inputs from Dr Manjinder Singh Sandhu)

First Published: Feb 15, 2012 17:50 IST