monday blues?

Has the weekend indulgences left you feeling sluggish, tired, bloated, uninspired, or just down right blah?

Here is a list of some wonderful natural herbs and foods to get you feeling rejuvenated, cleansed and clear-minded in no time.

Dandelion Root-  specifically cleanses the liver,  rich with nutrients such as vitamins a & C, minerals, and other antioxidant phytochemicals. Use as tea or in capsule form.

Turmeric-  purifies blood as well as supports heart health, liver, lungs and healthy skin.  Also supports healthy circulation and joints. To make a great detoxifying tea: steep 1/4 cup root in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1-2 tsp maple syrup and a pinch of ginger. Turmeric is also a great dry spice to help flavor any meal. Sprinkle it on top or incorporate in dressings or sauces.

Garlic- has soo many amazing medicinal health benefits! It is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory,  supports cardiovascular health,  and is also known to control blood pressure and cholesterol to name a few. Best used raw to take full advantage of the health benefits it contains. However, if you can’t tolerate it raw – add to dishes towards the end of cooking to preserve all of the powerful enzymes and nutrients it contains.

Milk Thistle- its main medicinal focus is cleansing and repairing the  liver. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Additionally, milk thistle lowers the ‘bad’ cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Take in supplement form or drink as tea.

Cilantro- not only does this herb add great flavor to dishes (especially Mexican and Middle-Eastern, yum!) it is a powerful detoxifying agent. The chemical compounds actually bind on to heavy metals and toxins, pulling them out of the bloodstream, tissues and organs. Cilantro also aids in boosting the immune system, helps to reduce minor swelling, and can help fight infections and nausea. Use on any meals as a garnish, add in dressings, even add a bit in smoothies.

Make sure to include any or all of these powerful foods in your diet to naturally cleanse. I guarantee you will notice a huge difference in your energy level, mental clarity and appearance.

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