The detox season has begun! While most people turn to tea to speed up the detox process, it turns out that our bodies have their own mechanisms for doing the cleansing themselves. However, there are certain foods that have been proven to be extremely effective in cleansing the body and eliminating all bacteria, viruses and toxic substances from the body.
1. Bitter and leafy greens
Bitter greens such as mustard, kale, chard, and dandelion are widely used in folk medicine to help fight health issues such as diabetes, gallstones, kidney problems, and poor liver health.
Many holistic healing traditions use beets as an energy regenerator, blood cleanser, and natural liver tonic. Beets are also believed to aid in emotional balancing and are often recommended during the winter season when people begin to feel unwell.
3. Berries (especially Acai and Goji)
In addition to being an excellent addition to oatmeal, desserts, smoothies, and yogurt, berries also provide powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Berries such as blueberries and raspberries are considered “superfood” berries such as acai, goji and mulberries.
In addition to its soothing effect on the digestive system, fennel has been scientifically shown to also provide the body with vitamin C and fiber, which in turn helps boost immunity and provide antibacterial properties.
5. Bone broth
Made with vegetables, fresh herbs, bones, and vinegar, Real Bone Broth is a powerful blend with powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, collagen, antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.
6. Chia seeds
Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, about 5 grams per tablespoon. Just a few tablespoons of chia seeds a day will provide nearly half of your daily fiber needs.