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Healthy Foods That Naturally Detox

In today’s world, you have probably heard about the miracle of detox diets. Whether these are actually a miracle or not, remains to be seen. Detoxing, however, is definitely good for the body. There are multiple ways to detox the body and get clean. Juice cleanse. The lemonade diet. While all of these probably have their merit, are they really healthy for your body? If you would like to give your body a rest from toxins and get a little detox in, try these naturally detoxifying foods instead.

Avocado

This delicious treat is so good for you. Avocados are actually a liver boosting food, and in case you didn’t know, the liver’s job is to detox the body. Avocadoes are also great for blocking the absorption of certain kinds of fat. Overall, adding this healthy fat to your diet can give your body a head start on detoxification.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, and kale are full of fiber. Fiber is essential in helping to flush out the body and remove toxins from your intestines. Leafy greens also fall into the category of “roughage,” meaning that they essentially scrape your intestines as they go through. Any toxins that are lying around in there come out as the leafy greens are digested.

Dandelion Root

You probably don’t consume this on a daily basis, but adding it to your diet can help your kidneys. This detoxifying plant is great for getting toxins out through the urine. Unless you’re an expert in preparing raw plants, your best bet is to consume this plant through an herbal tea that can be found at health food stores.

Citrus

Citrus fruit like lemons, limes, and oranges are stocked full of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects and repairs cells in the body. It can take the toxins from your cells and flush them out of your body. You can consume citrus in multiple ways. Eat them raw, drink the juice, or add them as a flavor booster to your favorite meals.

Getting your body clean and the toxins out is a great way to get a jump start on weight loss and a leg up on your health. Instead of going for the latest fad, try these foods instead. With a plan and a healthy diet, you can clean your body while still fueling it with the proper nutrients. You can essentially have your cake and eat it too.

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