16 Cleansing Foods That Jumpstart Weight Loss

This article originally appeared in Women's Health.

As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jumpstart on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the digestive system and prepare the body for a new healthier way of eating.

Figuring out which foods are best for a cleanse can be tricky. So many foods feel refreshing and rejuvenating—hot tea, raw vegetables and fresh fruit come to mind. And with good reason: foods with insoluble fiber, like raw veggies, or a diuretic effect, like green tea, promote speedy digestion and "flush" the GI tract. These foods can be considered the best cleanse choices. Here are some of my faves and why they just might work.

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