Have you been wanting to detox your body?
If you live a lifestyle where you smoke, drink frequently, or fast food it out on a daily then eventually you are sure to start getting weighed down by the damage done. However, you can detoxify (or cleanse) your body using certain foods to help combat the toxins that are tearing your body apart.
Even if weight loss, better digestion, more energy, or younger looking skin is your aim, there are foods that can help detox and rid your body of toxins effectively.
5 Foods to eat for Detoxing
Blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cherries are more than just sweet and succulent treats. Fresh berries are very high in needed vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. They are low in calories as well. Pump up your berry intake if you want to improve digestion, brighten your skin and hair, and regulate your bowel movements.
Ground flaxseeds are an ideal detox food. The seeds are super rich in fiber. They work to bind and flush out toxins from the intestinal tract while coating the intestinal walls with omega 3 fatty oils. Try ground flaxseeds on your morning cereal or mixed in a fruit smoothie.
When think of the word detox do you automatically think of lemons? You should, this happy but sour fruit is able to flush out all the bad stuff. It’s full of vitamin C! Just a slice of lemon in your tea or glass of water will brighten your skin, help improve immunity, and ward off disease-forming free-radicals in the body.
I know you have heard many people rave about their success with cabbage diets right? This is because cabbage is a great detoxifying food that can help with weight loss. How, you ask? This cruciferous vegetable contains two things: sulforaphane, a chemical that elminates toxins; and glutathione, an antioxidant that promotes liver detox. That’s one powerful veggie huh?
Is your digestive tract is out of order? Try adding some ginger to your diet mix! Put it in a tasty stir fry or steep slices as a tea. This wonderful root curbs nausea, helps to sooth gas pain, strengthens your immunity, and encourages digestion.
There are many more detoxifying foods out there, explore them! If you are trying some I would love to hear about them.