Detox is one word that we see and hear everywhere. It is something we tend to do when we’ve eaten a bit too much at Christmas or had one drink too many during the weekend. But, why is detoxing so important? Detoxification removes the build-up of toxins in our systems that could be draining our energy, leading to poor digestion, causing allergies, and, potentially leading to life threatening diseases.By detoxing our bodies with healthy, plant-based foods, our bodies become more alkaline as opposed to having an acidic pH from unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices. Why alkaline? Well, disease does not exist in an alkaline body. And, by detoxing and achieving an alkaline pH, you will notice that you have more energy, have an improved digestion, and have a clearer complexion.We don’t have to sign up for hundred dollar juice cleanses to ‘detox.’ We can detox it ourselves by simply cutting out acidic foods from our diet and replacing them with alkalizing plant-based foods. Start by cutting out processed foods, sodas, artificial sweeteners, chips, candy, bread, meat, dairy and, alcohol. Then, we should add a variety of plant-based, nutritious foods into our diets. See these tips for Green Monster ways to detox.