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Detox Nutritional Guide

Our bodies need to constantly rid themselves of all kinds of toxins that find their way inside. This process is called detoxification, or detox. If we don’t detoxify many of our major organs, such as the liver and kidneys, can become damaged. The following are foods that we’ve chosen specifically to help with detox.

Proteins

Fruits and Vegetables

Black Beans

 

If possible, avoid canned beans but if you will be using them make sure you buy organic, low in sodium and rinse well before eating them. These are a good source of fiber and antioxidant.

Citrus Fruits

 

Includes lime, oranges and grapefruit. These are nutrient rich and can help cleanse the liver. Also high in Vitamin C.

Dark Leafy Greens

 

Such as Kale and Spinach, dandelion greens, collard greens, all types of chard. They trigger toxin-cleansing enzymes in the liver and cleanse the kidneys. They’re full of antioxidants and vitamins.

Parsley and Cilantro

 

Have cleansing properties, aids in oxygenation of the blood and strengthening the immune system.

Ginger

 

Supports the immune system and flushes out waste.

Garlic

 

Helps stimulate the liver, get rid of bacteria and parasites as well as viruses, especially from the blood and intestines. Use fresh garlic as garlic powder loses many of the stated properties.

Cabbage

 

It’s full of fiber, which helps bowel movement. Helps cleanse the liver. Cabbage is also full of antioxidants.

Broccoli

 

This is a good source of Vitamin C and non-dairy calcium. Helps the digestive system.

Beet

 

Contains phytochemicals to help purify blood. Helps flesh out toxins, improve overall liver function and fight infection. Use in smoothies, salads and dressings.

Carrot

 

Carrots are rich in nutrients, especially Vitamin A. You can eat carrots raw, put them in a salad, or even juice them and put them in a smoothie.

Cauliflower

 

Helps to detoxify the liver.

Apple

 

Nutrient-rich and assist detoxification. Contain pectin, which helps remove metals from the body.

Onion

 

Helps to detoxify the liver.

Tomato

 

Help to detoxify the liver.

Pinneapple

 

Contains bromelain which helps cleanse the colon.

Melon and Papaya

 

Are one of the most hydrating fruits. They are high in electrolytes and enzymes. Papaya also contains the enzyme papain, which is very beneficial to digestion.

Artichoke

 

Full of silymarin (an antioxidant), which helps your liver process toxins. A good source of fiber. Helps the body purge itself of waste and toxins.

Cinnamon

 

Full of iron, calcium, and manganese, which help process fatty acids and keep blood sugar levels.

Berries

 

Berries are full of antioxidants. They help lower inflammation, are natural antibiotics, antiviral properties

Asparagus

 

Asparagus help to detoxify. They flush out toxins. Full of vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants.

Grains and Seeds

Cocconut Water

 

Is high in electrolytes.

Turmeric

 

Contains antioxidants and curcumin, which is anti-inflammatory.

Quinoa

 

This seed is full of amino acids, magnesium and iron and also low in sodium. This versatile seed can be added to soups, salads or even desserts!

Sesame

 

Contains many vitamins and minerals that help detoxify the liver.

Sunflower Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds

 

Full of enzymes especially if they are sprouted.

Buckwheat

 

Buckwheat is easily digestible and anti-inflammatory.

Chia

 

Great source of fiber, protein and omega- 3.

Spirulina

 

Is a microalgae, with about 65% protein and amino acids. It has anti- inflammatory properties.

Kelp

 

Helps regulate thyroid gland, rich in iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. Aids in energy production and helps burn excess fat

Healthy Fats

Avocado

 

Full of monounsaturated fats, or “healthy fats”, the avocado has the ability to lower blood cholesterol. *Those taking blood thinners should check with their doctor before eating this fruit as it may conflict with medications.

Flax

 

This seed contains 70% omega-3 fatty acids. Be sure not to heat or cook flax as it loses most of its nutritional value when prepared in this manner. Instead, try adding it (ground, not whole) to already cooked oatmeal or in a smoothie.

 

 

 

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

 

Rich in healthy fats, olive oil also aids in reducing LDL cholesterol and raising HDL “good” cholesterol. Be sure to consume in moderation.

Nuts

 

These help to remove impurities from the bowels. Nuts are high in fiber, calcium, magnesium and protein.

Virgin Cooconut Oil

 

Help regulates hormones, kills bacteria, is antifungal, fights infections and is soothing to our skin as well to the tissues in our organs.

Sweeteners

During your detox time try your best to add no sweetener to your foods, but if you must we recommend Stevia, Yacon Syrup, raw agave and dates. If you are diabetic, stick to the first two; as always consume in moderation.

Himalayan Sea Salt

 

We hope that by now you also understand that Himalayan sea salt is superior than regular salt and please AVOID table salt which is a very processed product, in some cases they are even mixed with msg.

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