23 Foods that Help Your Body Detox

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Foods that help your body detox? There are healthy detox foods that don’t involve expensive juices or supplements. Everything that we take into our body – whether by breathing, eating, drinking or applying to our skin has to be processed out somehow. Take a minute to really think about that. Air, water, that diet soda, those pills you took for your headache, and that hand lotion. Everything.

23 Foods that help you detox

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In most cases, a healthy liver, kidney, etc. can handle what you take into your body. That’s their job and they do it fairly well most of the time. However, if you’re tired, sluggish, foggy, irregular, suffer from rashes, etc., the cause may be a build up of things that your body cannot get rid of quickly enough. In this case, you may benefit from a detox.

There are plenty of foods that should be part of our everyday diet that help our bodies detox. While you certainly can purchase a juice, tea or supplement, many of these foods will help you detox as well. As with all things, moderation is key. You absolutely must drink enough water, get enough sleep, and get regular exercise as a part of any attempt to detox.

  1. Artichokes help promote a healthy liver.
  2. Almonds help stabilize blood sugar and remove impurities from your bowels.
  3. Apples are a good source of pectin which helps detox heavy metals.
  4. Asparagus is considered an anti-inflammatory food and also helps your liver eliminate toxins.
  5. Avocados help your liver to eliminate synthetic chemicals.
  6. Basil is a diuretic and helps your kidneys detox.
  7. Blueberries help block bacteria in the urinary tract.
  8. Broccoli helps your liver eliminate toxins more easily.
  9. Cabbage helps your liver get rid of toxins and break down chemicals.
  10. Cilantro is loaded with antioxidants and helps your body eliminate mercury.
  11. Cinnamon (one of my favorites) has one of the highest levels of antioxidants. It also helps stop the growth of yeast.
  12. Cranberries are not only great for helping prevent urinary tract infections, they also help remove toxins from your body.
  13. Dandelions help to remove toxins from your bloodstream.
  14. Flax seeds bind to toxins in your intestinal tract and flush them from your body.
  15. Garlic can be more effective than antibiotics and helps boost your immune system.
  16. Ginger helps flush out waste and helps improve liver function.
  17. Grapefruit helps fight oxygen free radicals that can damage cells.
  18. Green tea is high in antioxidants and is also said to help control blood sugar.
  19. Kale is loaded with antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
  20. Lemons help make toxins water soluble so they can be eliminated from your body more easily.
  21. Onions are high in amino acids which help detox your liver.
  22. Parsley is loaded with Vitamins C and K and is also a diuretic which helps your kidneys and bladder.
  23. Turmeric is high in antioxidants and helps improve the detox process.

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Comments

  1. Great list of foods! Luckily I eat almost all of them!
  2. Rachel Ferrucci says
    I eat a lot of these but I guess I need to start adding the others!

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