Have you spent the last few weeks feeling bloated, slow and cumbersome? It’s time to detoxify!
Did you do some heavy drinking the past few days? Have you consumed a ton of processed food? Is fast food your guilty pleasure? Do not focus on feeling guilty. When going out with friends, it’s normal to indulge a little bit more than usual. Now’s the best time to detoxify from all the processed food the world has to offer and go natural.
Focus on getting back to feeling light and healthy. We all make dietary mistakes but it’s never too late to jump-start your efforts to cleanse and detoxify your body.
Your liver is one of the most important body parts because of its involvement in multiple processes. It’s been working hard to detoxify your body on its own, so it’s your turn to help out.
Here are seven different types of food that naturally detoxify your body.
In any detoxifying routine, water is your number one ingredient. There should never be a moment where you have no access to water. Water is an essential component your body always needs. It’s best to drink according to your body weight. Make sure you drink enough water to flush out all the chemicals you’ve ingested.
When you drink freshly squeezed lemon juice, your gallbladder, liver and colon all benefit from your consumption. Lemon juice causes your body to increase its production of digestive juices. The chemical structure of lemon juice mimics many of your digestive juices, flushing the toxins through your colon. Other detoxifying traits of this fruit include gallbladder and liver cleansing, flushing out toxins from your pores and aiding in respiratory issues.
Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables help ‘carry out the trash.’ These plants efficiently support your colon while lessening the load on your liver. The fibre from brussels sprouts pushes out waste from your colon more efficiently while eliminating toxins.
Oats function as a diuretic and are full of fiber. They have benefits similar to brussels sprouts with the addition of reducing cholesterol and plaque coating your arteries. The best thing about oats is you can blend them into smoothies, grind them into flour and stir them in yogurt.
First of all, lentils are a great source of vegetable protein. They are best for mixing into any detox diet because they can keep you full without the calories, fat and toxins found in meat. Lentils help regulate your glycemic index by protecting you from the adverse effects of fluctuating blood sugar levels. These tiny little legumes are quite inexpensive and are a great ingredient for soups and stews.
Artichokes are a delicious and versatile detoxifying powerhouse. They aid your liver producing more bile to break down food more efficiently. Once you digest your food at a better rate, your body absorbs more nutrients, and your colon functions better than usual.
Most people don’t realise the health benefits of turmeric. It’s a spice enjoyed by many in different types of tea and a variety of Indian dishes. When it comes to cleansing, turmeric works hand in hand with the liver. Some health practitioners are so confident in the benefits of turmeric they suggest detoxifying your body only with water and adding more turmeric to your diet.
It’s cost-efficient and inexpensive to start detoxifying your body naturally.
There’s no better time to start than now.
Detoxify today, and your body will thank you tomorrow.