Detoxification is the process of ridding your body of toxic substances to revive yourself from within and increase your energy level. Toxic substances being removed are usually shocking, like pesticide residues, heavy metals, radiation, toxic chemicals, drugs, GMO food by-products, etc.
Detox can also be tough on your body. There are several detoxing methods available and some can really be costly and with potentially dangerous side effects. But there are also safer ways to get these harmful substances from our body. They may take a little longer, but can be just as effective, gentler and with very minor side effects. Yes, Superfoods… they are proven rich in nutrients and phytochemicals that cleanses the body. Most contain a very potent antioxidants called glutathione that turns fat-soluble toxins into less harmful form you can easily excrete.
Here are three top superfoods known for their cleansing as well as purifying qualities that will work for you.
Wheatgrass. A very effective and powerful detoxifying grass. Its ability lies to its wide variety of nutrients that includes vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, protein, enzymes and of course, chlorophyll. Wheatgrass contains 70% chlorophyll, making it highly alkaline. It can remove dangerous toxins in your systems and purifies your blood. Helps you to strengthen your immune system and sustain a healthy pH balance. One thing you’ll like about wheatgrass is that you can grow them easily at home and do juices anytime. But if you’re always on the go, you may get them in powder form. Great with smoothies.
Beetroots. A significant source of beta- carotene, vitamin C, B3 and B6 as well as calcium, zinc, magnesium and iron all of which stimulates optimal detoxification. The best thing about beets is its ability to make sure that toxins find their way out of your body making them an excellent body cleanser. Beets also help stabilize your blood pH level, improve your body’s cellular oxygen intake and nourishes the liver. Have them always raw if possible to get the most health benefits. Juice them, grate them for salad or thin slice them for sandwiches.
Flaxseeds. This superfood is packed with various nutrients that your body will benefit in many ways. They are rich in fatty acids, like the omega 3, proven to carry out a host of cleansing functions. Flaxseeds contain linoleic acid, which aids improve your body’s use of insulin in clearing out sugar from your bloodstream. They also have both soluble and insoluble fibers that can get rid of excess cholesterol and toxins and more importantly, promotes bowel regularity. You can sprinkle them on the salad you are having or mix them with yogurt, cereals and other dishes.
A detox tip: For a very effective detox program, combine different superfoods to increase their cleansing properties.
Eat clean. Eat healthy. Stay fit.
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