Forget eating cabbage soup for a week. This detox is a simple, long-term plan for being aware of what you put in your body, and supporting its natural ability to rid your system of toxins.Ditch the sugar
The more you eat, the more you crave, and too much sugar is a pathway to obesity and diabetes. Both conditions place pressure on your kidneys and liver, organs necessary in eliminating toxins from your system. Natural sugars in fruit and vegetables are fine, but kick soft drinks, snack foods and baked goods to the kerb.Give salt the sack
Too much salt can affect your heart and kidneys. Poor circulation and fluid retention mean waste products stay in your body longer than they should. We need no more than 2.3 grams of salt daily, but most Aussies clock-in around 10 grams. Steer clear of foods with a long shelf life as salt is often used as a preservative. Use herbs and spices to flavour cooking.Favour good fats
Developing a fatty liver compromises the way your body naturally detoxifies. Trans fats are the worst of all fats and are found in packaged cakes, biscuits, pastries, and fried fast food. Saturated fat in meat and dairy should be consumed sparingly. Make oily fish, nuts, extra-virgin olive oil and avocados your main source of healthy fats.Fab fibre
The digestive system, your body’s cleaner, relies on fibre to keep everything moving in the right direction, so to speak. Fruit and veg are a great source of fibre, but it’s important to swap your grain products to high fibre versions, too.H2O
With 60 per cent of your body made up of water it’s no surprise that dehydration can affect the filtration and elimination of toxins. Water is essential for healthy kidney function, and to keep your digestive system in tip top shape. If you like bubbles, try soda water with a squeeze of lemon juice.