10 Best Cleansing & Detoxifying Foods
In this article we will talk about how to cleanse and detoxify. We live in
a world today that is full of toxins. Over the years toxins like heavy metals
build up in our bodies by all the unnatural foods we eat, along with many other
factors, but that doesnít mean we need to live with toxic bodies.
Metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, nickel, cadmium and uranium are all examples
of toxins that get built up over time. Learning how to detox these metals
out of the body is important to understand.
The toxic heavy metals can cause illnesses like heart attack, stroke, high
blood pressure, auto immune disorders, anemia, kidney stones, gall bladder
stones, dementia, depression, cancer, genetic disorders and many more. Along
with heavy metals, the body can also have parasitical accumulation, as well as waste
matter accumulation in the colon.
To avoid heavy metals settling in the body, it is important to
incorporate organic superfoods in your daily diet. By providing your body with the right foods
you will be well on your way to a much cleaner, healthier body, so you can feel
your best every single day. So without further delay letís talk about some of
the most powerful detoxifying foods you should add to your diet. These are
my personal favorite top 10 healthy foods you can use to detoxify the body.
|1) Organic Dandelion
Dandelion leaves are a great all around detoxifier. It does wonders for
cleaning out the liver and purifying the blood. Dandelion leaves are
most commonly juiced, or made into tea.
If you are able to tolerate the bitterness of dandelion leaves once or twice a
week you can throw the leaves in your salad or you can add to spinach, broccoli,
and watercress soup.
|2) Habanero Pepper
These peppers are really good for your circulation, by helping to move the lymphatic
fluid. And if you ever had a Habanero pepper you will know they are spicy which
means you will be able to breathe better. The way I use Habanero peppers is by
cutting them up and putting them in cooking oils. Hot peppers in general
are great anti-aging foods. Recent research shows they are great
for supporting an anti-cancer diet.
First thing in the morning, drink lemon juice in luke warm water.
This is a great way to start of any detox regimen. Lemons are not only
great for cleansing and detoxifying, but also very good for balancing your acidic and alkaline levels. Things
like coffee and eggs are very acidic foods. By using lemons you can get your
body back in a neutral non-acidic state, which is what your body should
naturally be in. Lemons are also the core foundation of the
popular "Master Cleanse Diet".
|4) Filtered Water
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water every day. Although this is self
understood to drink water, but not everybody drinks sufficient amounts of water.
Make sure you are drinking filtered water as tap water is contaminated with all
sort of chemicals like chlorine and aluminum. Natural spring water is also
a very good choice of water. Water will actually be your number
one detoxifying agent, even over foods. So make sure you put a
strong emphasis on drinking enough water.
|5) Fresh Ginger
Ginger roots is very delicious and also very cleansing to the body. Eastern
culture has been using ginger as a medicinal cleansing agent for many
years. All you do with ginger is peel it and chop it into small pieces
and you can do so many different things with it. You can infuse it in hot water
to make ginger tea. What I personally like to do is add a ginger stick to my salad and
eat it raw. It is kind of spicy but sweet and warm at the same time.
|6) Green Tea
Green tea is a very mild source of caffeine with very powerful cleansing
antioxidants. China has been using green tea medicinally for over
Green tea has many benefits
and one of the benefits I like about green teat is the metabolism boost
you get from it to burn fat away, along with toxins trapped in the fat cells
which further helps to cleanse and detoxify the body.
|7) Coconut Oil
Why I class coconut oil as a cleansing and detoxifying food is that it
allows your blood to stay thin. Many vegetable oils such as margarines can make your
blood sticky and thick. Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids which are
important in cleansing toxins out of your body. It helps with irritable
bowel syndrome and leaky gut by bringing the body back to its normal balance. You
can take two
tablespoons of coconut oil every day. For those who canít tolerate plain
oil, you can take it with either water or in plain yogurt.
Grapefruit is not only high in antioxidants like vitamin C but also cleanses the
liver due to having high level of flavonoids. It improves your insulin level and
metabolizes bodyfat more efficiently. Taking raw grapefruit first thing in the
morning three times a week is highly recommended for great detoxifying effects.
|9) Psyllium Husk
This food is a great source of natural fiber. Psyllium husk acts as a
vacuum cleaner in your intestines, brushing away a lot of "gunk" out of your
body. It takes away all sorts of toxins, including
parasites, which everybody accumulates in their day to day life leaving your body
clean from inside and out. You can put a teaspoon of psyllium husk in
your smoothies to help bulk them up. You can
also take it in plain water or add them to oatmeal.
|10) Granny Smith Apples
Granny Smith Apples are slightly sour and their skin has a bitter taste.
contain extra pectin which helps to keep you regular, and does an excellent job
at cleaning out your intestines. The fiber also reduces
cholesterol which further helps to prevent gallstone formation.
Benefits of cleansing and detoxifying
By keeping your body cleansed and detoxified you are ensuring that you are
maintaining optimum health standards. The liver is our major cleansing organ.
Other cleansing organs are skin, kidneys and colon. By eating fresh fruit and
vegetables daily you are supporting your liver to get rid of the toxins you come
in contact from the environment every day. By including these foods in your
diet, you will start seeing and feeling results
very quickly. You will notice
glowing skin, shiny hair, strong nails, and
sparkling eyes. A cleansed and toxin free body is full of energy, free of mood
issues, disease free and fertile.
The human body is a like a machine and like any machine, in order to work
properly it should be given quality fuel. Incorporate these foods into
your daily diet, and enjoy the benefits and uplifted energy they all bring with
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