When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take. One plan in particular is to eat detoxifying foods. Here is a list of detox foods that are a great addition to everybody’s diet.
10 Foods That Detox the Body
Here is a list of 10 of the best detox foods. They are a great addition to anyone’s diet.
Fruits are high in liquid-content which helps the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber, and important vitamins.
2. Green Foods
Fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula, or other organic leafy greens. These plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost  to your digestive tract.
Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from toxic metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides  They also aid the liver in detoxification.
3. Lemons, Oranges, and Limes
Citrus fruit aids the body by flushing out toxins and jump-starting the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. Lemon juice supports the liver in its cleansing processes. To increase detoxification, start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water.
Remember, vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, as it transforms toxins into digestible material. Eat vitamin c foods often to help get more of these benefits.
Garlic is one of the best detoxing foods out there. It helps stimulate the liver into producing detoxification enzymes that help filter toxic residues from the digestive system. I recommend adding sliced or cooked garlic to a suitable dish, as this will help any detox diet.
5. Broccoli Sprouts
Extremely high in antioxidants, the ability for broccoli sprouts to stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract is unparalleled. The sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable.
6. Green Tea
Packed full of antioxidants, green tea washes toxins from the system via its liquid content, but also contains a special type of antioxidant called catechins, which are known to increase liver function.
7. Mung Beans
The mighty mung bean has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years. It is incredibly easy to digest, and absorbs toxic residue from the intestinal walls.
8. Raw Vegetables
Best juiced or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano. The combination of these foods will help your liver purge toxins during the cleansing process. These are high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione. Sulphur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.[9, 10,11]
9. Seeds and Nuts
Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. Flax seed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts, and sunflower seeds are all excellent options. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.
10. Omega-3 Oils
Use hemp, avocado, olive, or flax seed oil while detoxing. This will help lubricate the intestinal walls, allowing the toxins to be absorbed by the oil, and eliminated by the body.
Performing a Full-Body Cleanse
There is no way to completely avoid toxins. There are simply too many sources, such as contaminants in the food and water, junk food, stress, smog, secondhand smoke, vehicle emissions, airborne fungal spores, pesticides, and pollution. Maintaining a diet high in detox foods is one of the best ways to maintain overall health. However, even with the best diet, toxins creep in. I recommend a full body cleanse at least twice a year. You can boost your cleansing efforts by following the Body Cleanse Diet. The first step to any full body detox is a thorough colon cleanse, and Oxy-Powder® can help with that. Oxy-Powder is a safe, effective, all-natural colon cleaner that uses oxygen and magnesium to gently cleanse and detoxify your entire digestive tract.
What are your favorite detox foods? Do you have a recipe to share? Have you tried an effective cleansing routine? Leave a comment below; we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Foods That Detox Your Body and Get You Feeling Healthy and Happy
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