Detox diets are all the rage at the moment and for good reason: doing regular detoxes can be one of the best things that you could ever do for your body!
Detoxing annually (or as frequently as you like) prevents toxic waste from building up in your system – put in there by food additives, chemicals, and microplastics in water, air pollution, alcohol, and more. Not to mention pathogens like non-beneficial bacteria, candida, and parasites.
Just like how you take out the trash in your house – you should be taking out the trash in your body as well.
If you’re interested in learning more about how and why you should be doing regular detoxes then check out my latest featured blog article on the topic. It is wise to follow the protocol outlined in this article which includes using detox herbs.
Consuming the below foods alone won’t give you a full body detox but they will better support your body to cleanse itself better and heal itself faster during the process of detoxification via diet + herbal detoxing supplements. Eating these foods regularly will also help you to keep your body in better shape in-between detoxes.
The Most Beneficial Foods For Detoxifying The Body
Broccoli helps flush toxins from the body and resets energy levels.
Lemon juice aids the liver and kidneys in their cleansing processes and increases detoxification.
Garlic activates liver enzymes that are responsible for removing toxins from the body. Raw garlic is anti-bacterial and anti parasitic – try adding it to salad dressings.
Apples are rich in the soluble fiber of pectin. It helps to purge toxins from the bloodstream and lower LDL cholesterol.
They are also fantastic for colon cleansing – they help to flush everything out.
Turmeric is probably my favorite superfood because I honestly feel an instant boost of energy after consuming it as tea – you can seep fresh turmeric in water just like making a hot ginger drink. It’s a powerful detoxifier that helps your liver process metabolic waste and toxins by stimulating your gallbladder to release bile, which in turn improves liver function. Turmeric is also anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic.
6. Green Tea
Green tea is packed with antioxidants. It washes toxins from the system via its liquid content. For better health benefits try buying organic green tea.
Ginger helps in metabolism, flushes out toxins, and boosts liver function not to mention cleanses the body of harmful pathogens.
Bananas help you to slim your stomach as they increase bloat-fighting bacteria in the stomach. Beware – if you already have an imbalance of bad bacteria in your stomach however bananas can make this worse so it’s best to get your gut health under control before you start eating too many bananas.
9. Leafy Greens
Leafy green vegetables are a fabulous way to support your body’s natural detoxification. Add them to meals on a daily basis as much as you can.
If a parasite cleanse is part of your detoxification protocol then papaya is a great fruit to eat. The flesh of the fruit kills parasites as well as the seeds which are super duper potent. The seeds don’t taste great but if you want to kill off yucky parasites then try setting some of them aside to eat after you have the fruit – you will need to chew the seeds or they won’t be digested properly.