5 Natural Detoxifying Foods to Add to Your Diet

Fruit saladWe live in a toxic world. We are literally taking in toxins and chemicals each and every day, without even realizing it. Don’t believe it? Take this quick test. Did you shower today with the help of a shower curtain liner? Did you consume a non-organic meal? Did you happen to walk outside and breathe? The truth is that toxins are unavoidable. Many dietitians have tried to make it big on selling their detox plans and powders. However, you can naturally detox your body with these five foods.

Fruit: There is so much mixed dieting and health advice floating around. Some diets say eat as much fruit as you want, while others chastise it for its sugar content. Here is the truth; fruit is a natural and delicious food. Since most fruit has a high water and fiber content, it has natural detoxifying effects. Most fruit also has a good source of antioxidants and vitamins, so it is much better for you than synthetic powders or vitamins.

Green Foods: The greener the vegetable, the better it is for you. Green vegetables get their lovely coloring from chlorophyll, which helps rid the body of harmful toxins and chemicals. You can find chlorophyll in a concentrated powder or add it to your diet through kale, spinach, chard, arugula, or other organic leafy greens.

Garlic: Garlic may not make you or your breath smell pleasant, but it is has powerful detoxing agents. Adding garlic to your meals will help filter out the toxins from your digestive system.

Raw Oils: Raw oils that are packed with omega-3s will help lubricate the intestines, which makes it easier for your body to pass toxic waste. The best oils to use are hemp, avocado, oil, flaxseed, and extra virgin coconut oil. Use raw oils in place of salad dressings on your greens or on your toast.

Green Tea: There have been many studies done to show the powerful benefits of green tea. Green tea is packed with antioxidants, making it a great drink to add to your diet. If you do not like the taste of green tea, you can sneak into smoothies. And if you are sensitive to caffeine, look for green teas that are decaffeinated. They have all the benefits without the caffeine kick.

Detoxing is essential in this toxic world. However, you don’t need to buy a fancy detox kit or go on an extreme detox diet. Instead look for ways to add these naturally detoxing foods and other all natural and healthy foods to your diet.


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