Your Guide to Naturally Detoxifying Everyday!
Our body is always working to neutralize and get rid of toxins that we supply it with, but certain foods can help make the process more efficient. Especially foods that contain antioxidants, fiber, fatty acids, and minerals that naturally detox the body.
These superfoods not only help with detoxification and their benefits extend well beyond it.
Many detox diets will recommend lemon (1). The reason being, it is packed with vitamin C, an antioxidant that rids the body of free radicals. Also, lemon helps maintain an alkaline environment in the body, which accounts for better immunity*.
The citric acid present in lemons helps flush toxins that cause bloating, prevents oxidative damage and protects the liver*. Start your day with a lemon squeezed into a glass of lukewarm water.
2. Dark Leafy Greens
Leafy greens, especially dark-colored ones like kale, arugula, wheatgrass and spinach, are loaded with antioxidants that prevent oxidative damage and remove the effects of free radicals. They have high chlorophyll content, which is not just responsible for their dark green color but is also a detoxifying agent.
They also have anti-inflammatory properties and can alkalize the body*. Salads are a delicious way to enjoy leafy greens, but you could also try adding Spinach Powder to your smoothies and culinary dishes.
Garlic is an excellent superfood known for its medicinal properties. It is very good at detoxifying the body because of its antiviral, antibiotic and antibacterial properties. It contains a chemical called allicin, which promotes white blood cells' production and enhances the body's natural immunity*. Plus, garlic has been shown to support the liver, thus boosting the body's natural detoxification regimen*.
Garlic contains sulfur-based compounds (2), which can clean the whole gut. An ideal diet should include at least two cloves of garlic a day. You can also take Garlic Capsules to enjoy even more of this amazing superfood.
The considerable amounts of antioxidants in beets help a great deal in the natural detox of the body*. The liver is a vital organ involved in detoxification. One of the antioxidants present in beets is called betaine, and it’s responsible for its deep red color. Betaine can regenerate the cells of the liver*.
Fennel has always been looked at as a quick solution for bloating. In many cultures, it is customary to serve fennel seeds after a meal. It is not just the seeds; even the fennel bulb can provide relief from gas and bloat*. Fennel is a rich source of folate, potassium and an antioxidant called anethole, which can fight inflammation. The fact that it is low in calories makes it an ideal detox superfood.
Many products on the grocery store shelves contain several additives and preservatives. Food these days can undergo so much processing that the nutritional value is very low. While there are some factors out of our control, we can fuel our body and help detox it by adding superfoods to our diet.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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