10 Sep 2016

The Simple Way To Detox

The Simple Way to Detox on vickiarcher.com

The simple way to detox?

Is there such a thing? I mean, has detoxing ever been simple?

Lily tells me there are certain foods to aid detox and they are easy and delicious to incorporate in our diets. The more I learn from Lily, the more I see a pattern emerging. There are some foods we can’t avoid and we shouldn’t. 

After the summer and a little vacation time I need to up my intake of these foods.

What about you? Do you have any others we should include in our detox regime? xv

Over to Lily,


With the abundance of pollution, alcohol, medicines, pesticides and the exposure to chemically derived cleaning products; the liver could definitely do with a little more support.


The Simple Way To Detox

Dandelion greens


Dandelion greens are a top food choice for supporting detoxification. These bitter greens stimulate bile flow. Bile is necessary for transporting toxins away from the liver to be eliminated via the digestive tract.




Fresh beetroot is a powerful liver support and cleansing food. The purple pigment within beetroot, called betalin can aid the detoxification process. Beetroot has the added benefit of stimulating bile flow, therefore aiding the excretion of toxins from the body.




If you’re serious about your detox, then broccoli is a must. Broccoli can enhance detoxification. Broccoli contains special plant nutrients called glucosinolates and these are responsible for supporting detoxification.



The bright orange colour of turmeric comes from its active component Curcumin. Curcumin is well known to stimulate bile production for healthy elimination of toxins. Bile can also help rejuvenate liver cells.




Asparagus is rich in an antioxidant called glutathione. In the liver, glutathione binds to toxins for safe excretion and this a crucial step within toxin elimination.




The glucosinolates in cabbage help towards detoxifying liver enzymes.

Green cabbage has the added benefit of being rich in chlorophyll which is know to bind to toxins, and reduce toxic load.



Artichokes contain special plant antioxidants called caffeoylquinic acids. These antioxidants can stimulate bile flow and ultimately help the elimination of toxins. Artichokes have also been shown to help regenerate liver cells.


Chia Seeds


Chia seeds are extremely rich in fibre.

Fibre binds to toxins and supports their excretion via the digestive tract.

Organic Eggs


Protein is an essential component of detoxification. Studies have shown that a low protein diet can impair liver function, and decrease levels of detoxifying liver enzymes.


another way to add a little green into your life ;)

The Simple Way To Detox by Lily Soutter

Lily Soutter is a Nutritionist & Nutritional Therapist

Learn more about Lily @lilysoutternutrition.com

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Mimi Gregor

Eating eggs has gotten a bad rap in the mainstream. They do NOT raise your cholesterol levels. BUT! They MUST be organic! It’s all the crap that they feed the chickens in supermarket eggs that is bad for you. And you have to be careful with these fast food restaurants that are trying to cash in on the organic trend. A lot of them are claiming to have chicken “raised without antibiotics.” What they don’t tell you is that Tyson has found a way to inject antibiotics into the developing egg, so that they can make this claim. And they don’t mention a damned thing about the growth hormones, which is also a major problem. It’s best to buy as much of your food as you can from local farms and farmer’s markets. I am very fortunate to have an organic farm within a short drive of my home, where I buy my vegetables and eggs. Even when something claims to be organic, you have to read the package carefully. Organic is not necessarily “free-range”. Some of the organic farms follow the factory farm paradigm.


Silly question but is TURMERIC a spice?Our Friend ELLIE talked about this……………
I am on day TWO of going OFF DAIRY!

Cathy C

Hi Vicki,
For a little sweet treat add some fresh pineapple. It does have more sugar than the list above but it also has bromelain a great digestive enzyme and a lot of soluble fiber which I have read helps the gut attract water so that it can better absorb vitamins and minerals from our food. Need a little something sweet to offset some of the bitter greens!
Bon Weekend.


Turmeric is also good for your memory!
And don’t forget to keep your kidneys healthy – after a small kidney stone caused discomfort my husbands urologist recommended eating 3 figs a day as often as possible and drinking at least one glass of tonic water with quinine. I’m more than happy to encourage my husband with this prescription by joining him ?

Anita Rivera

Good morning Vicki! For some reason, your posts are not appearing on the top of my blog list as they once did….but I am here and this is one of my favorite tops. I had once considered a degree in nutrition! AND…broccoli is my ultimate, favorite vegetable! I must remember to add tumeric to my chicken dishes for it has a lovely, aromatic scent. Detoxing is a must for indeed, we are exposed to way too many elements that our body does not need. I hope you are enjoying your weekend! And, I so enjoy Lily’s advice!


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