"Browse social media or the internet, and you'll find tons of different, and often even conflicting, detox diets," says Amanda Beaver, wellness dietitian at Houston Methodist. "These diets can last anywhere from a day to an entire month, with the idea being to give your gut and liver a rest by taking a break from additives and preservatives."
We’ve developed many healthy recipes for patients to enjoy – it’s one of the perks of the program. Pineapples not only have more vitamin C than oranges, but they also contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, which helps cleanse your colon and assists with digestion. Researchers have also tested bromelain to treat muscle strains, decrease joint pain, and manage digestive disorders—the enzyme seems to have anti-inflammatory abilities, says Dr. Axe. Pineapple flavor intensifies with a gentle searing on the grill (great for a summer dessert!).
Top it with spring radishes, shaved fennel, and crunchy hemp and chia seeds. Instead of goopy bottled dressing, keep things clean by gently tossing the salad with a tablespoon or two of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice. You’ll also ensure you’re getting two to five servings of powerhouse vegetables a day, most of your fiber, and a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat from the oil; you’ll also fill fuller longer.