No matter how careful you are about what you eat and drink, you cannot avoid exposure to toxins. They are in many foods and beverages (including tap water) and you can be exposed to them in the form of air, water or soil pollution as well. However, there are ways to help your body detoxify and to avoid a build-up of unwanted chemicals in your body. Below are seven superfoods which can help in the detoxification process.
It is one of the best foods to eat in terms of detoxification, since it is rich in pectin and betaine, both of which support healthy liver and digestive function and make it easier for the body to rid itself of toxins. The best way to ingest this is to squeeze the juice from a lemon into water and drink it daily.
Also a rich source of pectin and betaine, beetroot is a powerful detoxifier and is particularly support for liver health. It helps restore the body’s pH balance and also provides nutrients like magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc.
Green tea is great for detoxification due to its high antioxidant content, including the compound EGCG which helps prevent free radical damage and improves liver function, which is essential for effective detoxification to take place.
Avocado contains a nutrient called glutathione, which is able to remove toxins from the body and has powerful anti-carcinogenic properties. It is rich in Vitamin K, which has also been linked to good liver health.
Cabbage is a wonderful food for detoxification: it is rich in sulfur-contain compounds which help to break down a variety of harmful chemicals such as those found in pesticides or some medications. It can also improve digestion and help the body to remove unwanted toxins.
Like cabbage, garlic is also high in sulfur-contain compounds and has been used since ancient times for detoxifying the body. It also helps to boost general immunity and supports healthy liver function.
This cruciferous vegetable is also a rich source of sulfur as well as a number of phytochemicals which help with the detoxification process. In addition, its high fiber content helps the digestive system to also cleanse the body of toxin build-up.
The foods mentioned above are all great natural detoxifiers. Adding them to your diet daily can help your immune system, your digestion and overall liver health which will help these systems do what they were built for: that is, ridding your body of unwanted waste products and toxins. This process can boost energy levels, help achieve or maintain a healthy weight and improve overall health and wellbeing, as well as reducing the risk of many infections and diseases.
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