10 Foods That Naturally Cleanse And Remove Toxins From The Body

Removing toxins from the body is important given that our bodies are filled with toxins as a result of unhealthy lifestyles. These foods can help flush out the toxins the natural way allowing the body to become fresher and healthier.

1.     Artichokes

Artichokes are high in prebiotic inulin that helps promote the formation of probiotics in the gut or better known as the good bacteria. "Some research has indicated that insulin and other prebiotic-containing foods may play a role in improving overall gut health, which can decrease the burden on the liver's detoxifying role," according to Jaclyn London, a senior dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

2.     Lentils

Lentils are great sources of the immune system-boosting zinc, which is needed for normal metabolic processes in all of the body's organs. Zinc is also needed for many biochemical processes to help with digestion and liver metabolism.

3.     Seeds and Nuts

Digestible seeds and nuts such as flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds and chia seeds also help with digestion. However, butter is not included as a food type that aids in digestion.

4.     Mung Beans

Ayurvedic doctors have used mung beans for thousands of years. Similar to lentils, these mighty beans are easy to digest and can absorb toxic residue from the intestine's walls.

5.     Turmeric

This well-known power food is known to stimulate liver function by offering a good supply of nutrients involved in the detox process. Curcumin is the active ingredient found in turmeric which helps the body prevent diseases more effectively than other drug-based treatments.

6.     Grapefruit

Grapefruit helps get the liver fired up by infusing organs with nutrient-filled fruit juice. In addition, grapefruit can help prevent weight gain, lower cholesterol, treat diabetes, fight cancer and reduce gum disease, according to One Radio Network.

7.     Broccoli

Broccoli helps in detoxifying the body by working with the enzymes in the liver to turn toxins into something the body can easily eliminate. This green vegetable also contains powerful anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties.

8.     Green tea

Since green tea is packed with antioxidants, it can wash out toxins from the system using its liquid content. In addition, green tea also contains a special type of antioxidant called catechins, which can increase liver function.

9.     Watercress

Being a natural diuretic, watercress keeps free radicals away from cells and is also known to boost energy cleaning enzymes found in the liver. In addition, eating watercress daily can help prevent breast cancer.

10.  Cucumber

Cucumbers are made of 95 percent water, according to Natural News. This veggie flushes out toxins and alkalizes the body while delivering a powerful nutrient punch to the body.

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