For your body to reach its full potential, it is important to detox and incorporate a full-body cleanse fairly often. Not all of these detoxes need to be miserable; there are actually a wide variety of tasty foods that will cleanse and detoxify the body naturally.
Below is a list of some of the best (organic) foods for an effective whole-body detox.
Apples are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, which are all necessary components for an effective detox.
This vegetable helps support liver function, which in turn supports the detoxification process throughout the body.
A super-food that helps prevent premature aging and cancer, asparagus also helps promote filtration through the liver. This process makes sure the liver is able to effectively remove toxins and harmful materials from the body.
Rich in antioxidants, avocados also help block carcinogens from wreaking havoc in the body and aid the liver in its natural detoxification process.
An herb with natural antibacterial properties, basil also supports digestions and detoxification in the body. It also supports the functioning of the kidneys, which furthers helps expel toxins from the body.
The phytochemicals that beets are so rich in help fight infection, cleanse the liver, and purify the blood. Beets also improve the oxygenation of your body’s cells.
Blueberries naturally reduce inflammation and prevent infections, in addition to being chock-full of detoxifying phytonutrients.
8. Brazil Nuts
These nuts are rich in selenium, which is extremely effective in removing mercury and other heavy metals from the body.
This cruciferous vegetable works in tandem with your liver to break down toxins into a form that can easily be removed from the body.
Cabbage is extremely efficient in cleansing the liver, breaking down chemicals, and removing toxins from your body.
This herb is extremely rich in antioxidants and helps flush out harmful chemicals and metals from the body.
Cinnamon helps improve blood flow and cleanse the blood. It is also extremely rich in antioxidants and is a potent fighter of bacteria in the body.
Whether you drink the juice or eat cranberries alone, this fruit is extremely effective in cleansing the body of various toxins.
Rich in fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals, fennel also helps convert toxic molecules into less harmful forms, which are then easily removed by the body.
Ground up flaxseed can bind to toxins and waste and help flush it out of the body.
Garlic is included in many detox systems because it helps cleanse the liver and provides additional support to the immune system.
This root helps improve your metabolism, which improves your body’s ability to remove toxins from the body.
Grapefruits are used to treat and prevent many health issues, and they are extremely effective in removing free radicals from the body. Grapefruit also revs up the liver and improves its function.
19. Green tea
Rich in antioxidants, green tea is included in almost every natural cleanse or detox.
This veggie helps protect the kidney and regulates your body’s natural detoxification process.
This citrus stimulates particular enzymes within the body that convert toxins in the body into water-soluble form that can then easily be removed by the body. Lemons also help balance the body’s pH levels and support the liver in its detoxifying role.
The sulfur in onions is incredibly effective in detoxifying the liver and removing toxins from the body. Onions are even effective in removing arsenic, lead, mercury, and other harmful materials from the body.
More than just a garnish, parsley actually supports the kidneys and urinary tract. Because it is a diuretic herb (and one that’s full of vitamins and minerals), parsley helps flush out toxins and waste from the body on a regular basis.
Pineapples contain digestive enzymes which help cleanse the colon and regulate digestion. These enzymes also improve blood circulation.
Turmeric contains an ingredient called curcumin, which helps protect the liver and regulate digestion.
This vegetable that looks like a snack for cats is excellent for balancing the pH level in the blood and is a potent detoxifier. Wheatgrass also helps protect the liver, ensuring that it works correctly to remove toxins from the body.
Because our bodies can get bogged down by excessive toxins and waste, it is important to detox every now and again. Include these foods (organically produced) in your next full-body cleanse or natural detox, and you’ll soon notice the improvement.