Cleansing Foods to Naturally Detox Your Body August 22, 2017 13:14

See which foods will power your liver, and why.

You don't have to be on a cleanse to incorporate foods in your daily menu that will detox your body and cleanse your liver. These foods will give your liver a helping hand so that it works at peak efficiency all the time to keep you clean from the inside out.

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Do your best to eat some of these foods each day. If you do, you are giving your body a daily cleaning service. You've worked hard to reduce your toxic load. Now it's your job to stay clean. It's easy if you do a little every day to tidy up. You need to support your body in doing what it does naturally.

1. Apples

The fiber pectin helps detox metals and food additives that have accumulated in your body over the years, so the old adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" comes right back into play. 

2. Artichokes

Artichokes naturally increase bile production and are loaded with vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and nearly 10 grams of fiber in just one unit, so if you haven't hopped aboard the artichoke train yet, this is a reason to start. 

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3. Asparagus

Apart from being one of the best stress-reducing foods and a great way to prevent a hangover, asparagus is also a a natural diuretic that helps with liver drainage.

4. Avocados

Avocados are having a moment right now. Sure, you eat them as guacamole, or throw a few slices on your breakfast toast, but the heathly-fat fruit is actually also a detox superstar. Avocados contain glutathione, which helps the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals, helping to rid your body of the unwanted toxins.

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5. Basil

As an herb, basil helps the metabolic breakdown and elimination of chemicals in the blood, and can give your salads (and even pizza) a refreshing after-taste you didn't know you were missing. 

6. Beets

The red vegetable contains a mix of phytochemicals and minerals that makes it a great blood purifier and liver cleanser. The super-foods are known as one of the best vegetables that boost athletic performance, and can help you better perform in high-intensity interval workouts. 

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7. Brazil nuts

Packed with selenium, which is vital in flushing mercury from your body, Brazil nuts contain a balance of sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which will work wonders for your blood pressure and heart health. 

8. Broccoli

Not only does broccoli increase glutathione, which helps the liver transform toxins into a form that can be easily eliminated, and science has even linked the cruciferous vegetable to longer life.

9. Brussels sprouts

High in sulfur, so they helps to remove toxins from the blood, Brussels sprouts are high in indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane, and antioxidants, and have even been proven to be great cancer fighters. 

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10. Cabbage

Much like Brussels sprouts, cabbage also contains sulfur and stimulates the activation of two crucial liver detoxifying enzymes.

11. Carrots

Because they're rich in glutathione, carrots are one of the most powerfully detoxing vegetables. As a bonus, they're loaded with beta-carotenes and vitamin A, and have cardiovascular benefits, and help improve immune function.

12. Cauliflower

As the other major cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower aids in the production of enzymes that flush out toxins and carcinogens, making it also a powerful disease-fighting food. 

13. Cilantro (coriander)

This small, but powerful, herb helps mobilize mercury and other heavy metals out of the tissue so that the metals can attach to other compounds and be excreted from the body, helping to expel the unwanted toxins. 

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14. Collard greens

The often overlooked greens have high cleansing properties, and pack a serious vitamin K punch into your dish.

15. Dandelions

Think they're unusable weeds? Think again. Dandelions act on the liver by straining and filtering toxins and waste from the bloodstream. Dandelion root tea has been shown to rid the liver of toxins.