- Brussels Sprouts
Brussel sprouts are high in fiber, folate and antioxidants which help to promote a healthy gut. Daily bathroom regularity helps to remove toxins and waste from your body. These little guys also fight cancer and help to manage diabetes.
2. organic, omega-3 eggs, free-range
A whole egg is amazing! They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats. The choline, lecithin and insotol in eggs contain sulphur which is “eggcellent” for your liver. Eggs are the perfect protein. *Caution*If you have diabetes the egg yolks can raise your cholesterol levels but those of us who don’t have diabetes, no need to worry about rising cholesterol levels.
Lentils and beans help with your digestion, liver metabolism and is full of fiber which in turn helps you go poop!
This breakfast icon is rich in soluble fiber which slow down the rate of absorption and keeps you fuller longer. Oats promote a healthier and happier gut which helps to stimulates the toxic waste of the bile made by your liver.
Garlic is another one of those superfoods. It helps to lower your cholesterol, fights cancer, hearth healthy, immune boosting, beats inflammation and contains the sulfur-containing compounds that increase help remove toxins from your body.
Lemons helps cleanse and detox your body by helping your liver increase bile flow.
This veggie is just loaded with fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, natural diuretic, lowers blood pressure , full of antioxidants and also may help slow the aging process. but helps rid the body of excess salts. It also is rich rich in a compound called cynarin, which promote natural production of bile juice essential for improved digestion.
Grapefruit helps to reduce cholesterol levels, promote digestion and prevent kidney stones.
9. Red bell pepper
This vitamin C loaded veggie helps to breakdown toxic substances into digestible material.
10. Sunflower seeds
This seed increases the liver’s ability to eliminate toxins and also prevent cholesterol build up in the circulatory system.
This spice is a powerful anti-inflammatory which promotes digestion.
12. Sea vegetables, algae
Have powerful detoxing abilities that are alkalizing that literally suck up toxins in the digestive tract and help erase them from the body.
13. Chia, hemp seeds
These seeds are excellent intestinal cleansers which help lubricate the intestinal walls and draw out toxins from the body.
Beets help push out toxins. They are rich in natural iron and they beautifully cleanse the blood.
15. Green Tea
Green tea is very high antioxidant’s which help find and kill free radicals before they can do any damage.
Raw onions deliver the most health benefits. Onions soak up arsenic ,lead mercury and tin. Onions contain chromium, which help to regulate blood sugar and they are anti inflammatory.
17. Olive Oil
olive oil activates the secretion of bile in your liver. It’s helps to control the LDL ( bad ) cholesterol while raising HDL ( good ) cholesterol.
Organic Apples are full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. It helps to stimulate bile production which helps with detox as the liver gets rid of some toxins through the bile. Apples are also a good source of the soluble fiber pectin that can help detox metals from your body.
Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese, calcium and dietary fiber and a good source of iron and vitamin K. Helps the liver in flushing out toxins, loaded With antioxidants, anti-Inflammatory properties, lowers your blood sugar levels and is a cancer fighter.
Ginger spikes your metabolism, flushes out waste and helps with liver function.
Young and Raw has several great detox smoothie recipes. Here is one! Go check out their website.
1. Liver Boosting Beet Juice:
- 1 beet
- 1 carrot
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 1 handful parsley
Instructions: Run all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy.
Another great website that have some good recipes is The Green Forks.
Extra things you can do to help your detox journey
Stop thinking about exercising just to lose weight. Exercising improves the function of every organ in your body including the liver. Thirty minutes alone of cardio exercise each day strengthens the circulatory system, improves sleep, boosts your energy, reduces stress, produces the happy chemicals in your brain and can boost your sex life!
Cut back on High Fructose Corn syrup and fake sugars
Detoxification can be very hard on your liver. High-fructose foods are very tough on your liver. Why not help make the detox process easier & give your liver a break from HFCS.
Remember to Drink water, water and more water
Water helps flush out toxins. Boosts your metabolism , helps in weight-loss, flushes out waste and makes your skin glow. Drink half your body-weight in ounces of water (if you weigh 200lbs, drink 100oz of water each day). Saunas are great to to help release the toxins from your skin by making you sweat it out.
Another great practitioner who can also help you in your eating better journey.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
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