Since most detox diets are usually calorie-deprivation diets in disguise, I steer clear of them, but I still think that there are natural ways to get your body back on track. Exercise, cutting out alcohol and refined sugars, and eating a healthy diet does wonders. A little extra help doesn’t hurt either.
Here are ten healthy foods with natural cleansing properties. Include them in your next meal and get rid of that extra junk left over from the big feast.
1. Wheatgrass Juice
The vital health – giving powers of whaet grass juice help fight a host of conditions like chronic fatigue, anemia ,high blood pressure,diabetes , high cholesterol , dull skin , liver problems,cold,asthma etc.It contains ample amount of chlorophyll which is structurally similar to hemoglobin and thus it is very effective in anemia treatment.
2. Lemon Water
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which is known to help the body detox and burn fat. It is recommended to have water with lemon every morning as a way to alkalize the body and help with digestion.
3. Dark Leafy Greens
They help improve Hemoglobin levels, improve eye sight , improve bone health. It is rich in anti –oxidants and thus reduces risk of heart disease , cancer.It makes the skin shine , improves hair growth .You can add them to parathas, dal , salad, soup,sabzi.
4. Fresh Fruit
They are full of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and just about any other good thing you can name. They reduce risk of Stroke, heart disease and other heart-related illnesses ,Type 2 diabetes ,Certain cancers, provide energy , makes skin & hair shine
5. Cucumber juice
It is alkaline in nature and rich in potassium.It helps combat fatigue and muscle strain.It is highly effective in treating hyper acidity .It is also a skin cleanser which is even more effective when blended with carrot juice.
6. Carrot Juice
It helps fight tumors,increases vitality,improves skin, hair , nails and purifies the blood.It also strengthens immunity and prevents constipation.You can also mix it with beet juice or spinach juice with some seasonings.
It helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol , improve hemoglobin , relieves fatigue ,lowers risk of cancer. Fiber in beets help increase the production of antioxidant enzymes in the liver, which help the liver and gallbladder eliminate bile and other toxic substances from the body.
8. Ginger and Garlic
Ginger and garlic are good friends to the liver because they help it get rid of free radicals that are built up in the body. It improves immunity , fights cold and cough.It lowers risk of heart disease , diabetes and cancer.
9. Green Tea
It’s high in catechins — a flavonoid — which speeds up liver activity and increases the production of detoxification enzymes.It is rich in antioxidants. It helps in weight loss, improves bone health ,fights cancer,lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
It is the richest source of Vit C.It improves immunity,promotes health and longevity,fights cold and cough.It hastens healing process, gives healthier and more lustrous hair . It also cures acne and pimples. It can reduce pain and swelling and is helpful against diseases like arthritis.