Why do we need to Detox and Cleanse?
These days our diets are full of chemical preservatives, additives and toxins which may cause several issues in a healthy body, like fatigue, muscle ache, joint pains, constipation, sinus congestion, foul smelling stools, bad breath, rashes on skin, eczema, sleep problems, food cravings, heart burn, trouble losing weight, bloating, puffy eyes and dark circles under eyes etc., because of which our liver function is disturbed and intestine is loaded with crap and we encounter small, yet serious underlying health issues.
Why do we need Plants for Detox and Cleanse?
Detox and cleansing begins with your diet, plant based diet can help in cleansing the body naturally. Plants have evolved many protective defense against pesticide infections and chemical toxicity called Phytonutrients, which helps in fighting against infections and flushing out toxins naturally.
Foods that help in Detox and Cleanse
Garlic stimulates liver and encourage production of detox enzymes. It also helps in production of Glutathione ( immunity enhancer) and helps in purification of liver with its healing and detoxifying properties, sliced or cooked garlic in suitable dishes can do wonders to your health.
2. Citric, Lemons, Limes
They flush out toxins and jumps start digestive tract with increased metabolic power. They help in converting toxins into water soluble form that can be easily eliminated from body through urine.
3. Green Tea
Green Tea is rich in Antioxidants. Caffeine in green tea also gives this energizing drink a diuretic effect which helps to alleviate bloating by counting water retention. Also helps in preventing Heart disease by burning fat and increasing metabolism.
It contains Sulforaphane, helps in fighting malignant cells and detox body of cancer including chemicals. It soak up toxins dumped in intestine and triggers liver to produce detox enzymes and also block free radicals that can attack on DNA.
Cucumbers are around 95% water, which helps in flushing out toxins by alkalizing body and relives constipation, also promotes weight loss.
Is a natural antiseptic, antibiotic, anti inflammatory, helps in blood purification and prevents blood clotting. Turmeric infused milk is popular in Asian subcontinent, also getting popular in western countries under the name of Golden Milk.
Apples are rich in fibre, minerals, and contains Phytochemical Flavonoid, Phloridzin, which stimulates bile production and detox liver naturally.
Leafy greens are back bone for any good detox contains Chlorella which cleanses the body naturally by increasing oxygen flow in blood and enhance cellular health.
9. Beet Root
Beets contain Betalin which gives beet their deep red color and have powerful anti inflammatory and fungicidal properties. Helps in promoting cell structure, repair, regeneration, specially works on liver which is the centre for detox.
10. Olive Oil
Olive Oil helps in lubricating the intestinal walls, anything stuck in the gut can more easily flow, Olive oil can be used in cooking food and garnishing salads. Other healthy oil based substitutes are Coconut oil, Omega 3 oil and flax seed oil (supplement form).
Other food item that act as natural cleanser and immunity enhancer by detoxification are
- Wheat grass
- Raw vegetables
- Pumpkin seeds etc
So, consider including these foods everyday in your diet to help maintain a healthy body free from toxins.