For most of us on the planet encountering toxins is an everyday occurrence. Therefore, flushing them out should be a part of creating and maintaining healthy lives.
Here are a few simple natural ways you can keep up your daily regimen.
1. Lemon in water
There are few better ways to rise up to meet the sun and celebrate the body than with a refreshing glass of lemon in water. It is a great way to gently wake up the digestive system. It is an effective way to keep our blood system clean as well. This juice contains a similar chemical structure to those found in our stomachs. Therefore lemon water can trigger our bodies to process food left over in our gastrointestinal tract. This can aid in weight loss and balancing ph and alkaline levels.
Our stomach is said to have a direct connection to our emotional balance. Starting your day with an active digestive system will maintain high levels of positive energy. Lemons are also packed with a lot more vitamin C than oranges and with less sugar.
Beets are an amazing gift from nature not only because of its long list of benefits to our bodies but its amazing versatility in the kitchen. It can be chopped into delicious raw salads with other great veggies and even fruits. Beet juicing is delicious and rejuvenating. Beets can be roasted which release even deeper colors and aromas.
Eating raw veggies is known to have more detoxing value because of fiber content. A balance of both cooked and raw beets will be less taxing on your digestive system in the long term. Since we are talking about a daily routine, including beets into our diet is one of the best natural ways you can keep your liver and the rest of your body in balance.
You have definitely heard this one before…
This is one of those abundant and readily available foods that can be incorporated in our daily lives. Many experts believe that this fruit begins the livers process to break down toxins that come from alcoholic beverage, caffeine as well as other daily toxins. Being aware that this fruit contains the power to inhibit liver functions is very important. There are many books written about how this fruit blocks enzymes in the system and prolongs the effects of certain drugs. This may come in conflict with any other process the liver is undergoing under medication. Therefor it is NOT recommended whilst on any medication to detox the liver.
How long have we been hearing about Spirulina?
We all talk about it and see it on the menu at the juice bar and hear about its benefits but… whats it really about?
The reason it is on this list is because it is able to give an impressive boost to your detox routine. How so? Well Spirulina gives the body readily available Iron, Vitamins and Protein that are depleted when eliminating foods from your diet while detoxing.
Some detox diets suggest that we eliminate certain foods in order to cleans the liver. Red meat is one of the foods from which our bodies get most of the amino acids and iron we need. When it is eliminated spirulina can assist throughout this detox period. The truth is, natural foods can hurt you as well. When consuming Spirulina we must be cautious buyers.
Some batches of Spirulina have been contaminated with microcystins. Microcystins, which are produced by the organism itself can cause gastrointestinal problems and in the long term can cause cancer. High quality Spirulina can be purchased thru Amazon. (Place AD here) This organism is when handled correctly a great agent for nutrients into the body during detox.
(Scientific name: Allium sativum.)
This is a detoxifying superfood. Garlic has been used throughout the globe since the beginning of civilization. It is family with onion, leeks, chives and shallots.
This powerful multi-antimicrobial food contains many vitamins as well as potassium. Garlic has the power to help clean the blood stream with its anti parasitic and bacterial agents. Its also contains crucial sulfur compounds for detoxing the liver.
It is high in anti oxidant enzymes that are responsible for controlling high blood pressure. This potently aromatic food can easily be consumed in tea form. After pealing, use a fork to poke a few holes into the cloves. In boiling water place 2-4 of these cloves of garlic. Let the simmer for 10 minutes. This powerful tea will have immediate effects when going thru a detox.
My parents always told me to eat cabbage growing up but I didn’t know how beneficial it was for my development. Growing up in a city like New York I needed the double duty detoxifying power of cabbage. Just like beets and Garlic this vegetable is sulfur-rich and helps clean the body of excess toxins. Cabbage can be chopped raw into salads with toasted garlic and balsamic vinegar.
You can slice it as well and bring new life into chicken soup. It can be sautéed with organic olive oil and used as a bed of veggies for many protein dishes.
Please Kindly Consider:
Before joining any detoxification regimen, speak with your doctor or trusted health practitioner. Depending on your current diet and medications, cleansing can be dangerous. There is no scientific proof that cleansing the mind, body or liver helps eliminate the threat of disease.