Natalie Richard: In Good Taste


Detox 101 in 3 Easy Steps


Step 1: Drink a lot of water to eliminate toxins.

Step 2: Activate your metabolism and get back into your exercise routine.

Step 3: Favor healthy and alive products, avoid food that metabolizes acidity in your body such as refined sugar, dairy products, red meat, any type of junk food, too much caffeine and alcohol. And if it's the case, DO quit smoking!!!

Helpful Tips:

The first important thing to do before starting a detox is to make sure your intestines are clear. I suggest the herbal tea Deep Cleanse, from Bija— which is a blend of many great allies of the digestive system and the liver such as dandelion root, cinnamon, ginger, burdock, licorice, fennel and stinging nettle, which is also a great source of iron. You can add honey, lemon, thyme and a some fresh ginger to taste.  

Notice: if you are taking medication, please make sure there are no contraindications.

Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables. On top of activating the gall bladder, it helps to lower cholesterol. Buy them fresh and boil them in a big pot of hot water with ¼ cup of lemon juice or wine vinegar for about 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the size and freshness. They are ready when you can remove the leaves easily. I like to serve them with a sauce made with olive oil, lemon juice and Dijon mustard.

When you feel like a drink: try sparkling water with fresh ginger and lemon juice or my healthy version of the Bloody Mary. Tomato juice (liver cleanser) with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of the following: curcuma (prevents cancer), ginger (anti-oxydant and ease digestion), cayenne (helps to remove toxins from blood), and apple cider vinegar, which rebalances blood PH and contributes to lower cholesterol.

One a day keeps the doctor away…