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Your Virtual Health Coach Says: Start Your Detox With…Broccoli?

Michelle Alencar | November 6, 2019

Be sure to mention this to your patients and watch their jaws drop: for them to detox, it’s not about shakes, powder or even liquids (although that can indeed help). Your virtual health coach will tell you that certain veggies and even herbs can best do the trick.

Here’s a List of Some of the Best Food Bits Virtual Health Coaches Would Love to Spread the Word On

And trust us: when it comes to weight loss, detox is key. We all know that our organs have the task to maintain 24/7 in an environment thriving in toxins, germs and viral infection; hence our organs already have their work cut out for them.

This is why we often get sick. Sometimes our first lines of defense can’t manage. We’re positive you know the symptoms well --

  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Muscle Ache

It means your body’s dealing with way too many toxins, and it can’t purge all of it in a timely manner, which is why these natural foods come into play:


You’re not shocked, yes; but your patients potentially would be. We already know it’s a veggie brimming with nutritional goodness, but many don’t know that the leafy plant actually boosts the liver, supercharging those enzymes inside to deal with the ugliness plaguing our bodies.


Like broccoli, those green onions are saturated in sulfur -- a compound that just happens to help the body detoxify. It can also prevent kidney damage due to heavy metal exposure (not the music).


Thank the Italians for this one, surprisingly, because parsley is one herb that’s surprisingly essential to your health. Parsely is, in fact, a diuretic -- a virtual health coach will stand by this mantra, as a diuretic serves to purge the body of any contents in your system, aiding the liver further in preventing damage.

Lemon Juice

Obviously not something you drink straight unless you never want to blow a kiss again, but facts are facts: the acidic properties of lemon juice actually stimulate the liver to flush out those toxins. This is often why it’s a good idea to spritz some lemon juice into ice water.

Pumpkin Seeds

Aside from the fact that seeds already present a healthy dose of protein, it just so happens that pumpkin seeds happen to be the only type with the most chlorophyll. That element happens to be packed with antioxidants to protect your cells from free radical damage.

Knowing This, We Know You’re All About Lifestyle Over Quick Fixes Like Medications

The obvious task is communicating this to your patients in a way that motivates them to make those decisions for themselves. Any virtual health coach can aid in this, for sure, but the real wisdom should come from you. You’re a guide. A mentor. We already do have the tools; it’s just sometimes your patients forget they have them! Let their weight loss goals be something attainable without quick fixes, and let them know they can accomplish it safely and healthily.