If you went a little overboard and are now feeling the urge to eat clean, you've come to the right place. Since most detoxes are usually calorie-deprivation diets in disguise, it's wise to steer clear of them, but not to worry — there are still ways to get your body back on track. Exercising, cutting out alcohol and refined sugars, and eating a healthy diet do wonders. A little extra help doesn't hurt either.
Here are 9 healthy foods with natural cleansing properties. Include them in your next meal and get rid of that extra junk left over from the big feast.
Green Tea You definitely want to be drinking a lot of liquids right now, and green tea is a great choice. It's high in catechin — a flavonoid — which speeds up liver activity and increases the production of detoxification enzymes.
Lemon are a great source of vitamin C, which is known to help the body detox and burn fat. Dr.recommends drinking water with lemon every morning as a way to alkalize the body and help with digestion.
Ginger and garlic are good friends to the liver because they help it get rid of free radicals that are built up in the body. Make yourself a healthy stir-fry, and don't be shy to season it with these two liver-loving foods.
Leafy greens boost chlorophyll levels in the digestive tract, which helps the body get rid of environmental toxins like smog and herbicides.
Cabbage Not only is cabbage eaten in many cultures for luck and prosperity around the New Year, but it's also known for its liver-cleansing properties. Mix cabbage, apples, and walnuts for a crisp treat for your palate and your liver
Artichokes Numerous studies show that Numerous studies show that artichokes promote healthy liver and gallbladder function; they're also loaded with cynarin , which helps increase bile production, prevents indigestion, and stimulates healthy digestion. If you're looking for a natural detox food, artichokes are a major winner.
Whole Grains Choosing whole grains over refined grains should be a part of any diet — detox or not. Besides being full of nutrients and antioxidants, they're incredibly high in insoluble fiber, which helps keep you regular. If you're trying to flush the body of toxins, the last thing you need is to be bloated or constipated.
Exercise Is important for staying healthy. It keeps muscles strong, burns calories, maintains flexibility, increases aerobic capacity and offers a pleasurable endorphin release. An added benefit, and one not often discussed, is that exercise actually helps your body to detoxify itself.
What is Detoxification?Detoxification is the cleansing of the internal organs of the body from environmental pollutants, food waste, poisons, harmful bacteria and other substances such as alcohol, medications and parasites. The human body is designed to get rid of waste. The organs of detoxification include the colon, liver, lungs, kidneys, skin and lymph glands. Thats all for naw ,, xoxo Paula Forrest