16 Foods that Boost Your Body’s Natural Detox Power
Several factors including environmental pollution, medications, lifestyle habits, food, drink, and by-products from body functions can result in accumulation of toxic substances in the body. Without proper elimination of these toxins, you are at an increased risk of health complications from serious diseases, such as cancer, dementia and early death.
Here are 15 foods to boost your body’s natural detox power:
Asparagus. This veggie is just packed with health benefits. It’s loaded with nutrients such as fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Asparagus is packed with antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This, according to preliminary research, may help slow the aging process. It is also a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers. One more benefit of asparagus: It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from edema (an accumulation of fluids in the body's tissues) and those who have high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases.
Artichokes: they are rich in a compound called cynarin, which promote natural production of bile juice essential for improved digestion.
Broccoli: Recent studies indicate that broccoli contain sulfur, an essential mineral that helps the body get rid of toxins from the body. Also, it lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood due to fiber content. It has been used in treating high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and bacteria-related infections.
Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and liver function. D and also plays a significant role in the fight against free radicals in the body.
Cucumber: It is rich in B-vitamins, vitamins C which boosts the immune system and liver function. D, and K. Its antioxidant properties make it effective as a detoxifying ingredient, an a anti cancer agent..
Garlic: Garlic just does not scare away vampires. It has been used medicinally for centuries. It contains high amounts of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and liver function. Due to its antioxidant properties, it helps flush out toxins from the blood stream. It also has healing properties and fights certain types of cancer and heart disease.
Grapefruit: It reduces cholesterol levels, promote digestion and prevent kidney stones.
Red bell pepper: It is loaded with vitamin C, which helps in the breakdown of toxic substances into digestible material. Each red pepper has more vitamin C content than from 3 oranges.
Sunflower seeds: They are rich in vitamin E and selenium. They increase liver’s ability to eliminate toxins and also prevent cholesterol build up in the circulatory system. Organic forms are the best because they are rich in fat and oil that easily soak up toxic chemicals found in processed foods.
Turmeric: It is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient that has been used in Chinese and Indian systems of medicine for centuries. It also promotes digestion and addresses conditions like jaundice, menstrual problems, bloody urine, chest pain and colic.
Turnip Greens: They are rich in antioxidants and sulfur, which helps fight environmental toxins and heavy metals from the body. They also contain phytonutrients that activate and regulate actions of detoxifying enzymes.
Watercress: Watercress has antioxidant properties that fight free radicals from the cells and boosts cleansing enzymes in the liver. They are also a natural diuretic
Walnuts: They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, essential in flushing out toxins from the body.
Whole grains: They are rich in fiber essential for cleansing the colon. Their rinds/coatings are rich in minerals that help in detoxification.
Lentils: They have high fiber content that helps in elimination of toxins, lowers cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.
Mung beans: Their use for medicinal purposes dates backs thousands of years by Ayurvedic doctors. They are easily digestible and help in the absorption of toxic residue from the digestive tract.
Also I advise:
1. Drink at least 1 gallon of water a day, if not more if you workout or live or work in a hot environment.
2. Minimize process foods.
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