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Cleansing foods

Foods that naturally cleanse your body

It’s no secret that no one is immune to toxins. Depending on lifestyle choices and environment, some of us are more prone to toxic overload than others. If you think you may be suffering from toxin overload, have no fear. Many foods have a natural ability to help us clean out the gunk in our systems.

Apples: the fibre pectin helps detox metals and food additives that have accumulated in your body over the years, so the old adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" comes right back into play.

Artichokes naturally increase bile production and are loaded with vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and nearly 10 grams of fiber in just one unit, so if you haven't hopped aboard the artichoke train yet, this is a reason to start.

Asparagus: apart from being one of the best stress reducing foods and a great way to prevent a hangover, asparagus is also a a natural diuretic that helps with Liver drainage.

Avocados are having a moment right now. Avocados contain glutathione, which helps the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals, helping to rid your body of the unwanted toxins.

Basil helps the metabolic breakdown and elimination of chemicals in the blood, and can give your salads and even pizza a refreshing after-taste you didn't know you were missing.

Beets: the red vegetable contains a mix of phytochemicals and minerals that makes it a great blood purifier and liver cleanser.

Brazil nuts are acked with selenium, which is vital in flushing mercury from your body, they contain a balance of sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which will work wonders for your blood pressure and heart health.

Brussels sprouts are high in sulfur, so they helps to remove toxins from the blood, Brussels sprouts are high in indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane, and antioxidants, and have even been proven to be great cancer fighters. Note: due to high sulfur levels, asthma sufferers should probably avoid.

Cilantro (coriander): this small, but powerful, herb helps mobilize mercury and other heavy metals out of the tissue so that the metals can attach to other compounds and be excreted from the body, helping to expel the unwanted toxins.

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