6 Healthy Ways to Detox

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Skip Added Sugars-
"White sugar, brown sugar, honeyâ€"all sugar pumps calories into your diet and spikes your blood sugar," says nutritionist Joy Bauer.... more 
Photo by: Condé Nast Digital Studio
Skip Added Sugars-
"White sugar, brown sugar, honeyâ€"all sugar pumps calories into your diet and spikes your blood sugar," says nutritionist Joy Bauer. Consuming too much of it also promotes inflammation, which can increase your risk for heart disease and certain cancers and make you feel foggy and fatigued.

What to do? Stay away from foods that list sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or dextrose on the ingredients label. High-fructose corn syrup sweetens many processed foods, including cold cuts and ketchup, and food makers often add it to reduced-fat foods to make them tastier. Just like table sugar, HFCS can cause spikes and dips in your blood sugar, and some research suggests it may mess with the hunger and fullness signals the hormone leptin sends out, leaving you less satisfied.

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 7:46 PM EST
By Erin Hobday, SELF magazine



Find yourself eating too much junk food lately? You might be feeling the urge to detox. But resist the call of juice diets, fasts, and other trendy but potentially dangerous cleanses. Our plan involves "eating clean"- focusing on naturally nutrient-rich whole foods, and cutting back on processed bites.