Seven Foods to Help You Detox
November 24, 2021
Your body, much like your vehicle, needs to be cleansed regularly so it can run at optimal performance.
Detoxing helps to aid in better digestion of your food so your body can better absorb nutrients, lubricate your joints and help your body remove waste products. Your body’s cells are part of your whole system and must be renewed in order to serve the whole of your system.
If you want a supplement, Havasu Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar capsules or ACV Gummies can help to aid with the detox process and also help you to lose weight. If you want to some detox help through everyday foods, here are seven ideas:
This food may have been one you probably didn’t care for when you were growing up, but you might want to revisit. Asparagus contains glutathione, which is a well-known antioxidant that helps with detoxing toxins from your body. It’s also an excellent source of fiber, folate and iron and helps the kidney and bladder to cleanse itself.
If you grew up in the south, then collard greens were most likely a staple on your family’s dinner table. Your mom probably knew they were rich in iron but probably didn’t know that they are excellent to help to get toxins from your body because they are rich in sulfur-containing compounds.
Because it’s loaded with healthy fats, avocado has nutrients that help to support your body’s natural detoxification process. They are rich in antioxidants and high in insoluble and soluble fiber. They also help to restore liver cells and contain more potassium than bananas. Avocados are loaded with Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E and K, plus folate, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and phosphorus.
Enzymes in grapefruit help to break down fat in your body, which as a result, helps to eliminate toxins that have been stored in the fat. It’s loaded with nutrients such as vitamins A and C and B1 as well as pantothenic acid, fiber and potassium.
Artichokes have phytonutrients that help the liver to produce bile, which is critical to processing toxins and unhealthy fats from your body.
If you are a vegetarian, then we don’t need to tell you about the benefits of kale. Kale is an excellent source of fiber and aids in reducing cholesterol. It also helps to reduce inflammation in the body and, because it’s an alkaline vegetable, it helps to cleanse the blood. It contains 200 percent of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C, which is important for boosting the immune system. Kale is chock-full of Omega 3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce anxiety, a major contributing factor to the storage of toxins.
Beetroot juice has been shown to activate liver enzymes and increase bile. You can add beetroot powder to smoothies or if you like the taste of beets, just cook them and eat them one to two times a week. Beets are known as a superfood for the liver, which plays a key role in ridding our body of toxic waste and filtering out what it doesn’t need before it releases our blood back into our system.
Detoxing your body is critical to overall health and weight loss. In addition to these foods, it’s very important to drink plenty of alkaline water so you get the maximum detox effects while staying hydrated.