Give your pantry a once-over and rid it of unhealthy choices, then fill it with smarter picks. Here, our top tips.

Find yourself in spring-cleaning mode? Want to tidy up your food intake? No matter what you may have heard, a detox diet is not the way to do it. Your liver and kidneys are already designed to eliminate toxins (Self Cleaning: Our Bodies Are Meant For It). Doing a detoxification cleanse can make you sick with cramping and nausea, and even upset your metabolism with an imbalance of electrolytes or renal dysfunction.

This spring, we recommend you skip Beyoncé's lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper diet, Anne Hathaway's juicing or Madonna's colonic (also known as a good, old-fashioned enema).

In fact, we think a much better way to detox is to clean your cupboards and purify your pantry!

Diet FixFor tips, we turned to Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of Ottawa's Bariatric Medical Institute and author of The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work.

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