Time to Come Clean… This Detox Shopping List will Help
Feeling dirty? Time to clean up from the inside out! In order to detox, your body needs a good offense and defense. Here are some foods that will help fight toxins and free radicals in the body, as well as help to push them out of the body:
Lemons—Vitamin C produces collagen in tissue, helping to revitalize your skin. The citric acid helps reduce risk of heart disease, stomach and oral cancer and speeds up your metabolism.
Limes—Tequila shots? Don’t forget the lime! Limes are loaded with antioxidants, detoxifiers, antibiotics and anticarcinogens. These components help flush out toxins from the body and aid digestion.
Orange—The Vitamin C helps boost the immune system and beta-carotene helps guard the health of your cells.
Apple—An apple a day… will keep you flushed out every day! Rich with B-complex vitamins that are helpful in keeping your digestive system regular and flavanoids with toxin-fighting antioxidant effects.
Berries—The flavonoids and phytochemicals boost your immunity and can even help prevent certain types of cancer, while the fiber helps to flush attacking and unhealthy cells out.
Asparagus— Not only does it help fend off an hangover (yeah, eat it before or during drinking and your next day won’t be as painful), but with 288 milligrams of potassium (which reduces belly fat) and 3 grams of cleansing fiber per cup it’s an awesome detoxifier! It also helps to pull out excess water (depuff bloat), plus it has no fat or cholesterol, and only 40 calories per cup!
Artichokes—The phytochemical cynarin helps your body’s natural detoxification and elimination processes.
Garlic—With a little bad breath, tell your significant other that garlic is rich in antioxidants that help protect the body against free radicals that may cause cancer and premature aging. It’s also naturally antibacterial and antiviral, helping to kill bad germs living inside your system.
Raw Whey Protein Powder—The amino acid cysteine can bind to toxins, sending them to the liver to be further detoxified.
Flax Seeds—Flaxseed can decrease inflammation of the lining of the stomach, aiding the detox process, plus the Omega3-filled seeds are great sources of fiber that help to clear you out, pulling the bad stuff with it.
Your Detox Shopping List:
Print this list or write it down and keep it in your purse for your next grocery shopping trip:
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