It’s no secret that what we put into our bodies has a significant impact on our health. Eating foods with chemicals is very hard on our bodies and keeps them from functioning properly. One of the ways to combat this is to eat fresh organic foods. Another way is to eat foods that cleanse our bodies.
Apples are one of these amazing foods. They contain flavonoids and terpenoids, which help cleanse the liver of toxins. They also contain pectin, which can help remove metals and food additives from your body. Always choose organic apples as apples are on the Dirty Dozen list of foods highest in pesticides.
Another body cleansing food is cabbage! This unassuming veggie, like apples, helps the liver detox. It also contains antioxidants to help the liver break down hormones, and has properties that can help your body eliminate toxins found in cigarette smoke.
Garlic is another miracle food. Fresh garlic is known to relieve respiratory congestion and is full of antioxidants. It’s a powerful antibacterial and antiviral. Make sure you opt for fresh garlic, as other forms don’t necessarily possess these qualities.
Fennel, like apples and cabbage, is high in fiber to cleanse the colon. It’s also a great source of folate and an antimicrobial Vitamin C that boosts the immune system.
Want to cleanse your body outside of mealtime? Try green tea! It is very high in antioxidants and can lower blood sugar. To give it a boost, add some lemon. Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C and helps your body make toxins water-soluble so they can be expelled. It also helps your liver detox and contains myriad anti-cancer compounds.
There are so many foods that work with your body to help you get rid of toxins. Ensuring that your nutrition is equiponderant and chemical free will give your body the opportunity to function as it should—which in turn allows your emotions to function properly.
Drink plenty of water and be mindful of the food you put into your body. This is a vital part in achieving emotional and physical health.
As always, please contact me if you have any questions. I’m here to help.