Top 7 detox foods
26 Sep 2017
blackmores naturopath

Blackmores

Top 7 detox foods

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The must-have foods to include when you’re doing a detox.

Detoxification is a natural process our body undertakes every day, however there are some naturally detoxifying foods, we can add to our diet, that can aid and assist your body to eliminate toxins.

Lemons

Add lemon to warm water in the morning to benefit from its alkalising properties which help to support liver function and the release of digestive enzymes that play a role in the body’s detoxification process. 

Lemons are also a rich source of vitamin C which is needed to maintain glutathione levels, a primary antioxidant that is essential in both phases of detoxification.

Green tea

Being one of the most popular drinks consumed worldwide, green tea has a reputation for being the healthy alternative. Green tea contains antioxidants and is naturally high in chlorophyll, (chlorophyll is what gives green tea its green colour) it is highly regarded for its cleaning and detoxifying effects on the body.

Apple cider vinegar

This is nothing new, apple cider vinegar has been a popular addition to diets for many years to help support digestion.

Consuming a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar 5 minutes before a meal may help support digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes ready to assist with the breakdown and absorption of nutrients from the food consumed.

Make sure you purchase organic apple cider vinegar that contains the “mother”, which is where the benefits come from.

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Ginger

Ginger is a fantastic spice to assist with digestion and helping to relieve bloating after a meal.

Ginger has a warming and restorative effect on the body and may help assist with enhancing satiety and reducing hunger after meals.  

Beetroot

Beetroot is a great addition for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Add beetroot to your morning cleanse juice 

Turmeric

Turmeric is the new trending superfood and with good reason. 

Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps to support digestion.  Turmeric is a popular ingredient in curries, can be used in recipes the same way that you use garlic or ginger and can be enjoyed as a latte with coconut milk. 

Broccoli

Broccoli contains phytonutrients that help stimulate the production of enzymes involved in the body’s detoxification process. Choose young broccoli which has a higher concentration of these phytonutrients.