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Fit Friday: Foods that cleanse

7:04 AM, Aug 13, 2010   |    comments
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Carmela Mandel is a dietitian who focuses on holistic foods.

Once every season, Carmela says it does your body good to take a break from the junk food and cleanse.

Bitter, leafy greens like arugala and vegetables like asparagus and artichokes actually help to remove free-radicals from your liver tissue. Carmela calls fiber-rich berries and fruits "beauty foods," because they can help cleanse the colon and keep you healthy.

She says stay away from fruits that could be moldy, though, because they actually have the opposite effect on cleansing the colon.

Also, spice things up! Carmela says adding Cayenne pepper can actually help boost your metabolism.

Last, but not least, make sure you drink plenty of water when eating these foods.

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