Sometimes your body needs to be cleansed of all the toxins and waste. Whether you have absorbed these impurities via food, environmental pollution, or beauty products, cleansing them from your body can help your bodily systems function at their best. While we recommend cleansing between 2-4 times a year, there are foods you can eat to always keep your body clean. Get those toxins out of your system and help your body absorb nutrients by eating the foods in this article.
Ginger is an all around healer. It can help you recover from a sore throat or soothe digestive discomfort. Drinking ginger tea or chewing on a fresh piece of ginger can help cleanse your digestive tract. You can also infuse ginger by adding thinly sliced ginger to a pitcher of water overnight.
It seems that most everyone has caught on to this superfood. Health experts even recommend that people with kidney disease eat kale to help cleanse the kidneys. Kale is also rich in fiber and glucosinolates, both of which help the cleansing process. A great way to add kale to your diet is via smoothies.
Besides the fact that cabbage is incredibly low in calories, it also encourages the body to eliminate carcinogens. It is important to note that a lot of the benefits of cabbage are broken down by heat. This means that eating raw cabbage in smoothies or salads is the best way to reap its benefits. Cabbage can also help you naturally lower cholesterol levels.
You can’t beat the benefits of beets! While beets are beneficial for improving digestion, they are also rich in dietary nitrates, which help to naturally open up blood vessels. When your blood vessels are open, they can absorb more oxygen and efficiently carry it throughout the body.
Most people don’t know about the cleansing properties of asparagus. Aside from making your urine smell, asparagus helps to promote liver drainage. This means that compounds in asparagus help flush all of the toxins and waste, which the liver captures, from the body.
Like we always say, water helps to naturally flush toxins from the body. As the name implies, watercress has a high water content, making it a great detox agent. Watercress also helps to stimulate the liver’s cleansing enzymes and it protects your cells from free radical damage. Try adding this little green to your salads!
Other Notable Cleansing Foods:
- Dandelion Root