In the world today with all the processed foods, pollutants, chemicals, and pesticides, amongst other things being put into our bodies it is nice to know that there are some foods that can help our bodies to detoxify and heal. Below are a few foods that can help your body cleanse itself naturally.
Broccoli-has been shown to detoxify carcinogens in liver cells.
Spinach-high in fiber and B vitamins soothes the nervous system, helps protect against and possibly reverse macular degeneration.
Capsaicin-the “hot stuff” in chili peppers has been found to soothe the stomach lining, detoxify the body and fight colds.
Green Teas-induce detoxifying enzymes for chemical or cell protection.
Sweet Potatoes-these delicious delights have double the vitamin C, more fiber and fewer calories than white potatoes and contain antioxidants that may reduce inflammation in bones and muscles. They are also a good source of beta-carotene, which protects against respiratory infections. They may also protect against sunburn and help wounds heal and scars fade.
Legumes-such as lentils and kidney beans are among the best sources of folate which helps fight heart disease.
Now, I will confess to having an intense dislike for sweet potatoes (along with ketchup, mayonnaise and meat) but after reading all the good that they do I think I need to reevaluate and give them another try. The others seem easy to fit into your diet but the sweet potatoes will take some effort on my part.
Have a happy and healthy weekend!