Many people aren’t aware of how important it is to detox our bodies. Our bodies are pretty much a paradise for toxins and all harmful substances. These harmful substances are not only caused by eating junk food and other unhealthy foods. The polluted air that we breathe also cause our systems to collect all these toxins. Our bodies are only able to get rid of a small portion by itself. We need to detox every now and again to get rid of the dirt that resides within us. Alcohol and nicotine also play a part in the build-up of toxins in our bodies.
What is Detoxification and How Does It Work?
Each and every individual has different ways of detoxing. Some people choose to eat raw veggies, intermittent fasting, drinking loads of liquids, pills, shots etc. We prefer the fruit and veggie method, not only is it natural, but it efficiently flushes out all toxins and harmful substances from your body.
Why You Should Ditch Cleansing Products and Pills and Detox Naturally?
Besides, these products having a horrible and unpleasant taste. And they’re usually overpriced. A lot of these products can also have you feeling weak and drained out. Whereas, with a natural detox diet, you can resume your day to day activities and even feel more energized. Detoxification and eating fruit and veggies also aids in weight loss.
Is The Fruit and Veggie Detox Diet Boring?
A lot people share the conception of eating fruit and eating your greens is boring. This is FALSE! There’s no such thing as you have to gulp down your fruit and veggies in their raw form. Detox smoothies are a fun and digestible way of getting those greens down. You can also try pressed juices, smoothie bowls and other fun exciting veggie recipes. Search online for recipes and you’ll get tons of them.
Now Let’s Discuss Which Fruit and Veggies Are Best For Detoxing:
Kale is not only our number one ingredient in making smoothies and one of our favorite leafy greens, but it’s also loaded with Vitamin A, C and K. It’s also rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Kale also tastes good in salads. Chop it up finely and add this crunchy leafy green to your salad.
Some of you might get put off by this one. However, garlic can make a great addition to your salad or anything else. It enhances flavor. Besides it’s taste, garlic has amazing health and medicinal benefits. It efficiently unclogs all the junk from your arteries. It is also a great anti-inflammatory source. For people who suffer from high pressure, you might want to consider adding this to your regular diet, as it assists with lowering the blood pressure. Garlic also helps with combating fatigue and other health issues.
Beets efficiently clean out the liver and cleanse your blood. Make sure this veggie is on your detox diet list. Beets are known to ward off free radicals and they work as an anti-cancer aid. Beets are also rich sources of manganese, Vitamin K and nitrates. It is also a powerful antioxidant. They also make a great addition to smoothies and salads.
Ginger has plenty of wonderful health benefits, so don’t be tempted to skip this one. They also go well in smoothies, salads etc. It effectively flushes out all the toxins in the liver and aids this vital organ to function normally and healthily. Ginger has been used way back in ancient times for its medicinal properties. It is also a popular ingredient in teas and many culinary dishes around the world.
Grapes are great in juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls and the list is endless. Grapes are delicious and they are great for burning fat and cleansing the liver. It is also good for flushing out all those unwanted toxins in your body.
People tend to shy away from this one because of its fat content. However, our bodies need a certain portion of good fats and avocados are the perfect source to provide us with these healthy good fats. They are also great for detoxing and flushing out all the harmful toxins. Avocados also promote good cardiovascular health and they great with cleansing out the liver. So whip up a delicious guacamole dip with your next meal.
Citrus fruit such as lemons, oranges and limes are great for detoxification purposes. The best part is they can be consumed in their raw form. Whether you’re making a smoothie, a dip or even a salad; lemons and limes will definitely tweak it up. Citrus fruit are also great for flushing out those horrible toxins and it supports liver cleansing. They are also loaded with vitamin C. So, if you ever stuck with the cold again, just make sure you get enough of these to ward off that nasty cold. Another great factor is; citrus fruit also aid in digestion.
Artichokes are powerful antioxidants. Artichoke stimulates bile. Bile helps with digesting fats and they also good for detoxing.
Another green with amazing health benefits. It reduces the risk of certain cancers and like the other veggies, it’s also a powerful antioxidant. If you’re not fond of cooking this green, then try adding them in your smoothies or salads, look for new ways to prepare it. Broccoli also eliminates all the toxins from your body and flushes it out.
Other Detoxing Tips:
- Drink lots of filtered water. At least 8 glasses a day.
- Have small and lighter meals such as salads, smoothies etc.
- Don’t overeat. Eat small meals at a time.
- This goes without saying, stay away from alcohol and smoking. These are two of the main reasons for all toxins in your body.
- Stay away from sugary treats, cool drinks etc. These are bad for you and even worse when you’re detoxing. There are many other fun and natural ways to sweeten your smoothies and everything else.
- Another good tip, when it comes to choosing fruit and veggies, choose organic. These are healthier options.
Want To Get Better Results, In Less Time With More Accountability?
Well to cut out the guess work I have put together a 7 day Clean Living Challenge to help keep you accountable and supported as you get started on your journey. This free 7 day program will help you:
- Learn how to recognize what foods work for you and what foods don’t
- Discover how to destress your body including tips for first time meditators
- Start feeling healthy & happy again with actionable strategies
- Get back into the kitchen with fast, healthy & tasty meal plans
- Progress towards food freedom. No more worrying about what to eat and when. No more willpower required.