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Probiotic yogurt isn’t a miracle-cleanse. Some coconut yogurt companies have been marketing their products as a “detox.” They recommend eating normally and washing it down with yogurt. Scientifically-speaking, this is inaccurate, and I’d hate for you to be misled. Probiotic yogurt is effective as part of a healthy diet. To get the cleanse you seek, you’ll need to eat healthy with a capital “H.”

How To Rock A Cleanse With Righteous Food

Out with the bad and in with the fibrous! Detoxing comes down to fueling your digestive system with the nutrients needed to repair and recuperate. To do so, you’re going to need to feed “good” bacteria.

Beneficial gut bacteria thrive on dense, leafy greens. Bacteria lives deep in the digestive tract. To feed it, eat broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and chard. These act as prebiotics. Go for some artichokes too! They love a good artichoke.

Now You Can Eat Some Yogurt!

Once your belly is full of prebiotic foods, you can reach for the probiotic coconut yogurt. Probiotics are “good” bacteria that help reduce sugar cravings and fight obesity.

Probiotic yogurts help to restore a healthy balance of bacteria to an out-of-balance microbiome. They also tend to contain other helpful nutrients.

An Army Of Gut Repair Nutrients

Now that you’ve got the dense fiber (prebiotics) and the healthy bacteria (probiotics) in you, it’s time to put the icing on the gut—glutamine, magnesium, and collagen. Magnesium is vital to energy production, glutamine is essential to gut repair, and collagen is the structural glue that holds your cells together.

Once you heal your gut, you’ll have a powerful barrier against inflammatory toxins. This equals a stronger immune system. A robust gut lining means you’ll absorb essential nutrients more effectively. Yogurt is no miracle cleanse, but it can be part of a healthier you.