- Start your day with a glass of water filled with lemon
- Pineapple helps break down proteins and its digestion
- Drink some cranberry juice to detoxify your body
Truth be told, you don’t have to starve yourself to cleanse the body of the toxins that have built up in it for decades. Good for you that your kidneys and liver are doing that job for you – of cleansing your body. However, it is of vital importance that you eat foods that will detoxify your body and help you keep healthy.
Foods to Detoxify your Body
Start your day with a glass of water filled with lemon, and make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of this the whole day. Lemon is alkalizing to the body and improves digestion, supports liver detoxification and reduces bloating. It helps your liver to cleanse the system of the toxins.
Also read: Reasons to Start your Day with Lemon Water
Pineapple is rich in bromelain which helps break down proteins and its digestion. It also reduces inflammation which further helps a person with arthritis and leads to a speedy recovery. It also helps improve bone health.
Bromelain present in pineapple has been shown to prevent coronary heart disease, blood pressure problems, heart failure and other heart-related issues.
The bright-orange spice commonly found in Indian cuisines is a great source for improving circulation and reducing inflammation. Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which help those who have digestive problems. The liver will efficiently process metabolic wastes and toxins if a person consumes turmeric on a daily basis.
Also read: Amazing benefits and uses of turmeric
Various studies have shown that unsweetened cranberry juice reduces urinary tract infections, risk of kidney stones, cardiovascular disease and cancer. It also helps flush out toxins from kidneys and intestines. It is a rich source of antioxidants that can support and boost the natural process of detoxification. Drink some cranberry juice every time you feel that something is wrong inside.
Overeating and excessive drinking can lead to an accumulation of fatty acids in the liver, which might further lead to liver cancer. But almond can help and cleanse these deposits out of your system in no time. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that people who consumed 15 almonds a day were at a 40 percent lower risk of liver cancer than those who consumed less.
All kinds of berries are rich in vitamin C and fiber including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc. one cup of blackberry contains 7 grams of fiber (approximately), making it perfect for detoxifying the body of its toxins.
You can crush the berries, mix it with water and let it sit for half-an-hour and drink the juice. You can eat them with oats or simple have their juice.
Also read: Top 13 Antioxidant Foods you Should to Stay Healthy
You can help your body detoxify on its own by eating well, exercising regularly, keeping your kidneys and skin flushed, your liver clean and bowels moving. Eating these foods will help you get rid of the toxins and promote a healthy immune system.
Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Jan 03, 2019