We are exposed to various types of toxins everyday – they come into our body from air we breathe, from the food we eat, through the drinking water, and cosmetics.
While it’s difficult to completely avoid such exposure, we need to understand that toxins make us less efficient in whatever we do; the make us more susceptible to sickness, fatigue, bad mood, and we actually age faster, when our body is full of wastes.
So, what to do?
The easiest way to remove toxins naturally is to consider what you eat. There are foods that can really remove toxins from the body, and the only thing you need to do is to make them a part of your daily meals (or at least, consume them on a regular basis). So, let’s get to them.
5 Foods that flush toxins out of body
Chlorophyll is a compound that is responsible for the color these veggies have. Besides the color, it has lots of benefits for our health; in fact, it attaches itself to carcinogens thus helping to remove them from our body.
The best way of action is to consume green vegetables twice a day when possible (at lunch and dinner). Parsley, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, chard, arugula and green beans are the best sources of chlorophyll.
Beat the toxins with the beet
The coloring substances contained in the beets, help liver detoxification, and also known as potent natural antioxidants. You can consume beet in raw (which may not be your favorite way due to its taste, but it can be great in a form of beet juice), or cooked, but it’s better to avoid any processed beet products for the detox purposes, since they are ineffective in the very least.
This delicious spice contains a phytochemical compound called curcumin, which reduces inflammation in the body and helps to detoxify the liver. It is very easy to use – just add it to the dishes according to your likes. It does make your food healthier.
Ayurveda considers garlic to be a potent remedy (but not always suitable as a regular food due to its ‘heavy’ energy). According to scientific researches, garlic does not only detoxify your body well, but it also reduces the stomach and colon cancer. It also protects you from against cardiovascular disease.
Vegetables from the cabbage family
The Brassica family includes broccoli, cabbage, rutabaga, turnips, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts (there is mustard there as well, but we won’t be talking about it now).
These vegetables not only help in liver detox, but also contain the compound called indole-3-carbinol, which is responsible for establishing the estrogen balance in the body. By the way, many of them also contain chlorophyll as well, which helps to reduce the risk of cancer, and improve the overall health.