Many of us already recognise the benefits of detoxing at least once a year. It allows the body to cleanse itself of harmful toxins, which makes us feel healthier in mind, body and spirit. While the rewards of a yearly detox are fabulous in themselves, the truth is that if we cleanse our body and cells in a gentler way but on a more regular basis, the rewards are even greater.
Certain foods are naturally detoxifying. The toxins stored in our systems (that make us feel tired, stressed and/or unwell) are actively drawn out of our cells by these foods, so that they can be eliminated through our body’s natural cleansing processes. Eating these foods on a regular basis, as well as cutting down on the more toxic foods in our diet, boosts energy, strengthens immunity and leaves us feeling at our bright and vibrant best.
The Top 10 Detoxifying Foods
Chlorella cleanses the blood and promotes the body’s natural healing processes, including the growth and repair of cells and tissues. Try adding ¼ – ½ teaspoon to smoothies and salad dressings.
This superfood is packed full of antioxidants and rich in fibre and sulfur that are essential in keeping the liver healthy.
Beetroots are a rich source of Vitamin C, potassium and dietary fibre – they’re great for alkalising the body and boosting the body’s detoxification process. Grate them into salads, juice them or make a delicious raw Borscht soup.
This underrated vegetable, particularly when juiced, is a nutritional powerhouse that’s known to have strong cleansing properties.
5. Lemon water
Drinking lemon water helps to boost immunity, aids digestion and allows us to absorb more nutrients from the food we eat. Have a large glass of warm water with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice, first thing in the morning, to alkalise your system and support your liver.
Berries help to rid the body of harmful free radicals, and some varieties also have powerful anti-ageing properties. Put them in smoothies or simply snack on them.
7. Pink grapefruit
This sumptuous fruit contains lycopene, which helps to lower fat and supports the body’s natural cleansing processes. Try peeling them and eating them like oranges. Delicious!
Wheatgrass is packed full of beneficial enzymes that cleanse the liver and blood of toxins, which helps to promote good health and emotional wellbeing. Grow your own or visit a juice bar for a regular wheatgrass juice shot.
The humble apple is surprisingly rich in essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes, helping to neutralise harmful acids and balancing the body’s PH levels.
Avocados give us a natural energy boost and are great for cleansing and nourishing the skin and hair. Make homemade guacamole, blend them with lime and salt for a creamy salad dressing or eat them straight out of their skins 🙂
Simply by integrating more of these cleansing ingredients into your daily diet you can experience a boost in well being. How easy is that!