First things first: yes, your body needs to detox. With the amount of junk food and preservatives we consume, it’s important to balance it out with natural foods for detox that do a great job of flushing toxins out of your system.
Should you turn to synthetic pills or artificial concoctions? What about a detox diet? No – simply because nature has more than enough on offer to help you get rid of those stubborn toxins.
And if you’re looking for natural foods that help with detoxification, here are seven such surprising ones!
A staple in Indian food, Turmeric comes with a ton of health benefits that we already know about – but did you know that it helps your body detox as well? Turmeric supports liver health – which is one of the most important organs that helps with detoxification of the body.
It nourishes the liver and keeps it healthy, allowing the toxins to be released from your body with ease – which is why it’s a key ingredient in our Grandma’s Kadha too!
Lemons contain high levels of Vitamin C, making them perfect for producing ‘glutathione’. Why’s it important? Because glutathione plays a crucial role in helping your liver detoxify harmful chemicals.
Have a few drops of lemon juice with water, and add a dollop of honey for best results!
Apple Cider Vinegar
When it comes to foods that detox your body, nature’s dose of wellbeing is probably the best way to do so!
ACV naturally contains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help flush out harmful toxins from your body. Wellbeing Nutrition’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar contains 2x ‘Mother’ – Live Cultures – which means 2x the healthy vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes for your body.
Furthermore, we also suggest trying Apple Cider Vinegar with Amla and Turmeric, which give you all the aforementioned benefits of ACV and the goodness of Amla, Turmeric, Black Pepper and Cinnamon too!
Mint is great for digestion, we know that. But did you also know that it does a fantastic job of flushing out toxins from your body?
It also helps boost your immunity, and can be used in various refreshing concoctions, thanks to its mildly sweet taste!
Kale is rich in antioxidant compounds that help cleanse your body of harmful free radicals. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Kale is a key ingredient in Daily Greens, a Wholefood Nutrition multivitamin tab that helps your body detox with ease!
A great way to start the day, Oats are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Pair them with milk or yoghurt, and you get a healthy, delicious meal that takes care of your system, ‘round the clock!
A rich source of Vitamin C and fiber, blueberries are fun to eat and great for your body, given that they have antioxidant properties that help them block toxins.
- “Detoxes” and “Cleanses”: What You Need To Know, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, (https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/detoxes-and-cleanses-what-you-need-to-know)
- Turmeric, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, (https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric)
- Van Wyk, K. (2014). Best Green Drinks Ever: Boost Your Juice with Protein, Antioxidants and More. United States: Countryman Press. (https://www.google.co.in/books/edition/Best_Green_Drinks_Ever_Boost_Your_Juice/QhZMAgAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=kale+antioxidants&pg=PA133&printsec=frontcover)