12 Clean Foods For A Good Liver Detox

Hot stir fried vegetables on black plate. Healthy asian food concept with copy space.

9. Dial back protein

“Of the four seasons, spring is the time when your body does well with a lower amount of protein,” says Dr. Axe. He advises cutting back on fatty cuts of meat and focusing instead on meals that are three-parts vegetables to one-part meat, poultry, or seafood. Go for traditional Chinese dishes like veggie-heavy stir-fries and Mediterranean grain and vegetable dishes—they’re good, lighter detox foods to aid in your spring cleanse, he says. Look out for the 8 most dangerous detoxes that could send you to the hospital.

 

Japanese asian chuka laminaria seaweed salad with dressing of onion, garlic, lemon, sesame seeds and oil. Traditional lunch or dinner. Used to eat with chopsticks. Raw, vegan, vegetarian healthy food

10. Seaweed, the new kale

One of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat, seaweed is high in antioxidants and boasts an array of phytochemicals like polyphenols and fucoxanthin. Seaweeds like dulse, wakame, nori, and kombu are an ancient food source for sea-dwelling communities; they also happen to be popular in traditional Chinese medicine for treating everything from urinary tract infections to tumors. Recently, studies on Asian women found low breast cancer incidence in women who ate lots of seaweed. “When you look at Asia and Japan, they have the longest life expectancy in the world and they have a diet rich in seaweed,” says Dr. Axe. (He suggests you avoid hijiki, common in Japanese cuisine, as it can contain arsenic and higher levels of mercury depending on its source). Seaweed’s potent nutrients can help detox your blood and kidneys and have diuretic properties to help you shed excess water while boosting your immunity.