20 Best Foods to Detox My Body

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Detoxing your body cleanses it from harmful toxins. While it sounds overwhelming, many favorite foods cleanse the body’s detoxification organs, such as the liver, intestines, kidneys, and skin. 

These fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, and beans help protect against the harmful effects of pollution, food additives, and second-hand smoke. 

20 Foods to Detox My Body

Many people consider detoxing difficult, but various foods boost the body’s natural detoxification organs. 

Apples

Being high in pectin, a fiber that binds cholesterol and heavy metals in the body, apples help eliminate toxic build-up and cleanse the intestines.

Avocados

Avocados stand as nutritional powerhouses that lower cholesterol and dilate blood vessels. They also block artery-destroying toxicity.

They contain glutathione, which blocks at least thirty carcinogens while helping the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals.

Beets

Beets are high in vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and folate, which aid in immune function, healthy nerve and muscle function, healthy bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. 

They also contain a unique mixture of natural plant compounds to purify the blood and cleanse the liver. 

Blueberries

As one of the most powerful healing foods, blueberries contain natural aspirin to lessen tissue-damaging effects from chronic inflammation while lessening pain. 

Furthermore, blueberries act as antibiotics by blocking bacteria in the urinary tract, helping to prevent infections. They also contain antiviral properties and help block toxins from crossing the blood-brain barrier, protecting the brain.

Broccoli Sprouts

Extremely high in antioxidants, broccoli stimulates the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract. The sprouts are more effective than the full-grown vegetable. 

Cabbage

Cabbage contains numerous anticancer and antioxidant compounds and helps the liver break down excess hormones. Furthermore, cabbages cleanse the digestive tract and neutralize damaging compounds in cigarette smoke. It also strengthens the liver’s detoxification abilities. 

Celery and Celery Seeds

Celery and celery seeds cleanse the blood and contain anticancer compounds that detoxify cancer cells from the body. The seeds also contain over twenty anti-inflammatory substances, especially substances from cigarette smoke. 

Cranberries

Cranberries detox your body from harmful bacteria and viruses lingering in the urinary tract. Their antibiotic and antiviral substances protect and cleanse your body.

Flaxseeds and Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseeds are high in antioxidants, which possess antiviral and antibacterial properties. They also contain polyphenols, which support the growth of probiotics in the gut and help eliminate yeast and candida.

Garlic

Garlic stimulates the liver, producing detoxification enzymes that filter toxic residues from the digestive tract. Eating garlic cleanses harmful bacteria, intestinal parasites, and viruses from our bodies. 

Garlic also helps cleanse artery buildup and has anticancer and antioxidant properties. Additionally, it assists with clearing the respiratory tract by expelling mucous buildup in the lungs and sinuses.

Dr. Coppola and Dr. Monteiro only use fresh garlic to detox their bodies, not garlic powder (as it doesn’t provide the same health benefits).

Grapefruit

Dr. Coppola and Dr. Monteiro recommend adding grapefruit to your breakfast to benefit from pectin fiber. This fiber binds to cholesterol, cleansing the blood. Pectin also binds to various heavy metals and helps flush them from the body. The antiviral compounds cleanse harmful viruses. 

Grapefruit also excels at intestinal and liver detoxifying. 

Green Foods

Blue-green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula, or any other leafy green gives your digestive tract a chlorophyll boost.

Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from toxic metals, herbicides, cleaning products, and pesticides. It also aids in detoxification. 

Green Tea, organic

Green tea washes toxins from the system through its liquid content and the unique antioxidant called catechins–which increases liver function. 

Legumes

Adding legumes to your subsequent meal loads it with fiber that lowers cholesterol, cleanses the intestines, and regulates blood sugars. Legumes also help protect the body against cancer. 

Kale

Kale possesses potent anticancer and antioxidant compounds that clear harmful substances from the body. The high fiber also helps clean the intestinal tract.

Similar to cabbage, kale helps neutralize compounds found in cigarette smoke and strengthens liver cleansing. 

Lemons/Limes

Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C. This crucial vitamin helps make glutathione, which helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals. 

We recommend adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (not the bottled variety) to pure water daily to support cleansing efforts. 

Mung Beans

Ayurvedic doctors have used the mighty mung bean for thousands of years. As a huge source of vitamins and minerals, one cup supplies you with 15g of fiber and 14g of protein. 

Easy to digest, mung beans absorb toxic residue from the intestinal walls. 

Raw Vegetables

A combination of vegetables helps your liver purge toxins and detox your body. We recommend these vegetables either juiced or eaten raw: 

  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Oregano

These vegetables contain naturally occurring sulfur and glutathione. Sulfur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals. Glutathione detoxifies and is the body’s main antioxidant. Glutathione removes toxins from the body, increasing immune function and controlling inflammation. 

Seaweed

Seaweed could be the most underrated vegetable in the Western world. Studies at McGill University in Montreal showed that seaweed binds to radioactive waste in the body. It also binds to heavy metals to help eliminate them from the body and is a powerhouse of minerals and trace minerals. 

Watercress

We highly recommend adding watercress to your next sandwich. This delicious green increases detoxification enzymes and acts on cancer cells. 

In a study at Norwich Food Research Center in the UK, smokers given 170 grams of watercress daily eliminated higher than average amounts of carcinogens in their urine, eliminating them from their bodies. 

How to Detox My Body?

Hippocrates once said,Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.Fasting isn’t always the answer when detoxing. The best detox contains whole foods, like fresh fruits, vegetables, and limited gluten-free grains (preferably organic). We recommend choosing organic for the dirty dozen for more affordable detoxing. 

Cultures worldwide know the healing properties of food. In our modern era, based on clinical research, we know what health benefits individual foods can offer. 

If you are on a limited budget or not ready to commit to an intensive detox program, start with cleaning up your diet. Eliminate processed foods (white flour, white sugar, gluten, junk food), and add more whole foods. 

You will notice an immediate improvement in as little as a week. These foods provide more energy, memory, clarity, and sleep. 

If you are a sugar addict or food junkie, begin with baby steps. Commit to cleaning up one meal per day and step up from there. Eating various fresh fruits and vegetables assists with detoxifying harmful substances from your body. 

Cleansing can taste good. 

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