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10 Foods To Detox The Body Naturally

Posted Sep 23 2009 10:07pm

fruitsveggies_mightymightymatze_sm Everyday, we are faced with increasing exposure to toxins from what we eat and drink, medical drugs that we take, cosmetic products that we use, as well as alcohol, cigarettes and pollutants in our environment. Under normal circumstances, our body is naturally able to deal with toxins efficiently. However, given the high amount of toxicity we are susceptible to these days, there is a call for us to minimize the burden on our organs that are responsible for eliminating toxins from our body.

Global Healing Center says that there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take to detox your body. But, the best way is to eat lots of foods that helps your body to naturally eliminate the toxins. The following list is a great addition to your daily diet:

1. Fruits

  • extremely high in liquid-content, helping the body wash out toxins
  • very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and many important vitamins like vitamin C

2. Green Foods

  • blue green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula or other organic leafy greens
  • helps give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract. Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides.
  • aid the liver in detoxification.

3. Lemons, Oranges and Limes

  • aid the body in flushing out toxins, as well as jump-start the digestive tract with enzymatic processes
  • aid the liver in its cleansing processes
  • start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water to increase detoxification
  • vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, as it transforms toxins into digestible material

4. Garlic

  • stimulates the liver in producing detoxification enzymes that help filter out toxic residues in the digestive system

5. Broccoli Sprouts

  • extremely high in antioxidants
  • help stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract like none-other
  • sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable

6. Green Tea

  • packed full of antioxidants
  • washes toxins out of the system through its liquid content
  • contains a special type of antioxidant called catechins, known to increase liver function

7. Mung Beans

  • has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years
  • incredibly easy to digest
  • absorbs toxic residue on the sides of the intestinal walls

8. Raw Vegetables

  • best for juicing detox regimens or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano
  • combination of these foods will help your liver purge toxins during the cleansing process
  • high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione. Sulphur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.

9. Seeds & Nuts

  • flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts and sunflower seeds
  • avoid nut butters

10. Omega 3 Oils

  • hemp, flax-seed, avocado or olive oils
  • help lubricate the intestinal walls, allowing the toxins to be absorbed by the oil, and eliminated by the body
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Tags:Detox, nutritious foods, omega 3

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