Considering the amount of chemical reactions taking place in our body, over time our body is overflowing with many harmful byproducts called as toxins.
Getting rid of these malicious toxins can be termed as detoxification, in short detox. Now, different people have different remedies to detox their bodies. Some consider starving/fasting as a good method of detoxification, while some thinks that they have to take some tasteless diet in order to detox. Well, that’s not really necessary. In fact taking the right kind of foods can actually turn detoxification into pleasure. However, the basic remains the same. You have to give yourself some break from the regular sugar rich diet.
Here are some detox foods:
Green leafy vegetables
There is indeed no comparison of green leafy vegetables when we talk about a healthy diet. They are not only rich in vitamins and minerals, but they also make good detox food. You can take them in the form of salads or vegetable juices. Green vegetables also boost the immune system. Some of the examples are broccoli, spinach, kale, artichokes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, celery and cabbage.
Coconut water makes for an excellent detox drink. It is low on calories, contains lesser sodium and no fat or cholesterol. It also improves digestion and has some enhancing effects on the skin.
Ginger is long known for its beneficial health effects and medicinal value. Ginger goes with most type of foods, and in fact adds a great flavor to your recipes. Besides that it can also be used in tea, or boiling chopped pieces of ginger in water. It’s said that the regular use of ginger is supposed to be good for liver too.
Now, I think I need not tell you about the great benefits of regularly consuming green tea. It is rich in antioxidants and hence serves as a doom for the free radicals. Besides detoxification it also helps in improving brain function, which inturn increases calorie burning. Green tea is also said to lower the risk of diabetes type 2.
Garlic also has a potent detox action. It is known to enhance the immune system. Garlic can be added to a lot of recipes, and besides detoxification it also adds a great flavor to the food.
Fibre rich diet
Fibres are a great way to boost the digestive system and detox the body. Good sources of fibres include lentils, legumes and nuts. Also a lot of fruits like guava, orange and banana are good source of dietary fibres.
The tangy lemon juice certainly makes a flavorsome method for getting rid of those harmful toxins. Taking a glass of lemon juice, especially in the morning goes a long way in improving our health. Besides detox, it also aids in digestion.