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9 Foods That Will Naturally Detox You

January 2, 2013

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By Maria Guadagno

Think the only way to detox is with a juice cleanse? Think again!

Our bodies are naturally built to detoxify us. Everyday, we eliminate and neutralize toxins through our colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph, and skin. It’s just that, in this day and age, these organs often get over-worked from the constant barrage of toxins from pollution, animal products, and processed foods.

Luckily, Mother Nature has the perfect antidote!

Below are 9 potent detoxifying foods that support your body’s natural cleansing system…and you don’t have to juice them to get the benefits. You’ll receive benefits just by incorporating more of these foods into your diet:

1. Cauliflower

This anti-oxidant rich cruciferous veggie aids your body’s natural detoxification system and reduces inflammation.

2. Broccoli

A strong detoxifier, broccoli neutralizes and eliminates toxins while also delivering a healthy dose of vitamins.

3. Turnip Greens

A potent detoxifier, this cruciferous veggie also has been found to help prevent many types of cancer and is a great for reducing inflammation.

4. Lentils

This fiber-rich legume aids in elimination, helps lower cholesterol, balances blood sugar, and even increases your energy.

5. Grapefruit

This fiber-rich sweet and tangy fruit helps lower cholesterol, prevent kidney stones, and aids the digestive system.

6. Cucumber

Nutrient dense cucumbers, which are 95% water, help flush out toxins and alkalize the body.

7. Steel Cut Oats

High in both soluble and insoluble fiber, oats will keep you satiated and your digestive system moving.

8. Sunflower Seeds

High in selenium and Vitamin E, sunflower seeds aid the liver’s ability to detox a wide range of potentially harmful molecules. In addition, they help prevent cholesterol build up in the blood and arteries.

9. Hemp Seeds

These tiny nutritional powerhouses are an excellent source of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, are an easily digestible plant based protein, have a strong anti-inflammatory effect, and also aid in elimination.

Published November 23, 2012 at 8:36 AM

via 9 Foods That Will Naturally Detox You.

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One Comment
  1. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing results will happen.

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