We're approaching 'that time of year' when you are naturally going to start thinking about which diet or detox you're going to choose come January... So today I am going to save you some time and energy, and talk to you about 'detoxes'...
The word 'detox' is actually a pretty good word - I like it. Removing toxins from your body, especially at this time of year, can only be a good thing. However, the WAY IT IS USED, especially at this time of year, really irritates me. .
I've seen it on my news feed already.
"Get ready for your January Detox"
"January JUICE DETOX packages now available to order"
and so on, and so on...
Allow me to introduce you to two of THE BEST detox mechanisms that money can't buy...
Kenny Kidney (looks a bit like a jobby)
That's right - your completely free, totally built-in, 'born this way' detoxification system. Not a single juice cleanse in sight. .
Larry Liver is responsible for lots of amazing metabolic processes in your body, and does NOT require ANY celery or apple to do so. Kenny Kidney(s) filters your blood every single day, without you even having to ASK him. How cool is that? .
Now, don't get me wrong here.
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with drinking fruit and vegetables juices, nothing wrong with it at all. It's not going to kill you. But what you need to know is that it is also NOT going to DETOX you either. Your liver and kidneys and other freebie organs that you were born with will do that for you. .
I just don't want you to get caught up in the marketing hype that is 'Juice Cleanses or Detoxes' at this time of year. By all means, increase your fruit and vegetable intake - this is vital and something I encourage everybody to do - but do me a favour? .
The whole fruit, the whole vegetable. Not only will you reap the rewards of the fibre content (makes for nice jobbies), but by eating the whole fruit and whole vegetable, you will actually FEEL FULL and it will help to control your appetite. 🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋