Did you know that eating certain foods can actually help your body detoxify itself more easily? Here are 10 of the most powerful detox foods out there. Include more of them in your diet, and you’ll be protecting yourself from many of the most common diseases today.
Detox Food #1 – Lemon
Lemon is packed with vitamin C, and is well-known to balance the body’s pH levels. When the body is alkaline instead of acidic, it’s less hospitable to the bacteria and viruses that cause disease. Try drinking a mug of hot water mixed with lemon juice every morning.
Detox Food #2 – Pomegranate
Pomegranates are relatively easy to find, and is one of the simplest detox foods out there. Pomegranates are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. If for some reason you can’t find fresh pomegranates in your area, try the juice concentrate.
Detox Food #3 – Goji Berries
Goji berries have high amounts of vitamins, iron, and cancer-fighting beta-carotene. They usually come in dried form, which make them great for snacks or for sprinkling on cereal or yogurt.
Detox Food #4 – Acai Berries
Acai berries, that wonderful super-food from the Amazon, is one of the most potent sources of antioxidants you can find today. Having Acai in your diet keeps the free radical population in your body down, leaving you much less susceptible to cancer and other ailments.
Detox Food #5 – Green Vegetables
I’m tempted to give green vegetables the label of “most important” in this list simply because a good detox diet features loads and loads of them. They have vitamins, minerals, and colon-cleansing fiber. Best of all, they can be prepared in many tasty ways.
Detox Food #6 – Seaweed
Seaweed has long been known to break down fat and flush out toxins from the body. It also helps that it’s loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals! You can get them fresh or in supplement form in many Japanese goods stores.
Detox Food #7 – Garlic
Garlic is another food that’s chock-full of antioxidants. It also has a wonderful antibiotic effect, killing bacteria in the body before they cause any damage. It’s also been known to lower cholesterol and regulate blood pressure.
Detox Food #8 – White Tea
Tea is always a part of any regimen for good health. But when it comes to cleansing, you may want to substitute your green tea with white tea. White tea has higher levels of antioxidants than green tea, and has been shown to lower cholesterol levels in the body.
Detox Food #9 – Brown Rice
Most detox diets limit or eliminate most grains, but brown rice is a grain that should stick around. It’s much more nutritious than white rice, and has good amounts of fiber that helps cleanse the colon.
Detox Food #10 – Water
Finally, don’t forget to drink your minimum of 8 glasses of water everyday! Water is the primary medium in which toxins are eliminated from the body, and many of us don’t drink enough of it. So drink up!