Winter has arrived and as you find yourself wanting to snuggle up more and stay inside, perhaps now is the perfect time for you to give your body a good detox and clean out! Read on to find out how…!
Here’s some simple & natural foods and phytochemicals to detoxify your body…
- Eat at least one cup of cruciferous vegetables each day. This includes broccoli, kale, collards, brussel sprouts, cabbage, bok choy and cauliflower.
- Eat 1 clove of garlic each day or take a garlic supplement.
- Try decaffeinated green tea in the morning.
- Fresh vegetable smoothies/juices, including carrots, celery, coriander, beets, parsley and ginger.
- Herbal detoxification teas containing a mixture of burdock root, dandelion root, cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, licorice root, and other herbs.
- Eat high-quality sulfur-containing proteins, such as eggs, whey protein, garlic, onions, fish and legumes.
- Consume bioflavonoids in grapes, berries and citrus fruits.
- Consume dandelion greens to help liver detoxification, improve the flow of bile, and increase urine flow.
- Eat celery to increase the flow of urine and aid in detoxification.
- Consume coriander, which can remove heavy metals.
- Consume rosemary, which contains a potent booster of detoxification enzymes.
- Consume turmeric – potent antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory action.
- Consume chlorophyll in dark-green leafy vegetables and wheat grass.
- Eat high-quality essential fats to flush your liver, such as omega-3 fatty acids (fish, salmon, sardines) and adequate monounsaturated oils from olive oil, avocados and almonds.
- Drink enough fluid to help your kidneys flush out toxins.
- Increase your overall intake of plant foods to alkalinise the body and the urine, which helps boost toxin excretion.
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