The world we live in today is toxic, the air we breathe is full of pollution, and our water is not 100% clean. We are inundated on a daily basis with toxins we cannot avoid. Fortunately, there are many things we can avoid and control when it comes to toxins that threaten our bodies. Choosing to fuel ourselves with foods that naturally fight toxins is an essential step in decreasing our toxic load. Here are five foods that naturally detox the body…
Garlic. Garlic is extremely valuable to the body as it contains antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties that keep your immune system resilient. It is also packed with sulfur – a mineral that supports the body in detoxification. Best news yet – it’s delicious and a great addition to almost any meal. So, eat up!
Turmeric. You may know this beneficial herb as the main spice in curry. Did you also know it’s great for reducing inflammation, fighting free-radical antioxidants, and detoxing the liver? You can use turmeric to season your veggies, add into your soups, take it as a supplement or make a homemade turmeric tea.
Leafy greens. It’s no surprise that I’m telling you how advantageous it is to eat your greens, right? Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, getting greens into your diet will leave you with lasting results. Greens are also rich in fiber which helps you feel satisfied longer. You can be sure to get your greens in salads, green smoothies, juicing and cooking your greens into your meals. Aim for a green at every meal. Can you do it?
Dandelion Root. You may not have been expecting that one! Yes, dandelion root has incredible health benefits – and is especially beneficial for your digestive system and your liver. A simple way to add it to your diet is by drinking dandelion root tea, which you can pick up at any health food store.
Beets. Beets are fantastic for detoxing the liver, among the tremendous amount of antioxidants, calcium and vitamins they possess. Beets are popular is salads and juices.
Many of these tips include detoxing the liver. When the liver is clean and functioning optimally, your body is better able to balance your energy, hormones, and the rest of your body functions more pleasantly. Try one of these tips today and notice how much better you feel tomorrow!
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