10 Foods That Detox The Body

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

There are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take to detox your body. One in particular is to eat detoxifying foods.

Here is a list of detox foods that are a great addition to everybody’s diet.

1. Fruits

Fruits are high in liquid-content, helping the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and important vitamins.

2. Green Foods

Fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula or other organic leafy greens. These plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract.

Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. They also aid the liver in detoxification.

3. Lemons, Oranges and Limes

Citrus fruit aids the body in flushing out toxins and jump starts the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. Lemon juice aids the liver in its cleansing processes. To increase detoxification, start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water.

Remember, vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, as it transforms toxins into digestible material. Eat vitamin c foods often to help get more of these benefits.

4. Garlic

This pungent little bulb is one of the best detoxing foods out there. It helps stimulate the liver into producing detoxification enzymes that help filter toxic residues from the digestive system. I recommend adding sliced or cooked garlic to a suitable dish, as this will help aid any detox diet.

5. Broccoli Sprouts

Extremely high in antioxidants, the ability for broccoli sprouts to stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract is unparalleled. The sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable.

6. Green Tea

Packed full of antioxidants, green tea washes toxins from the system via its liquid content, but also contains a special type of antioxidant called catechins, which are known to increase liver function.

7. Mung Beans

The mighty mung bean has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years. It is incredibly easy to digest, and absorbs toxic residue on the sides of the intestinal walls.

8. Raw Vegetables

Best for juicing or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano. The combination of these foods will help your liver purge toxins during the cleansing process. These are high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione. Sulphur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.

9. Seeds and Nuts

Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. Flax seed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts and sunflower seeds are all excellent options. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.

10. Omega-3 Oils

Use hemp, avocado, olive oils or flax seed oil while detoxing. This will help lubricate the intestinal walls, allowing the toxins to be absorbed by the oil, and eliminated by the body.

Performing a periodic body cleanse may also be beneficial. Do you have any suggestions for foods that detox the body? If so, please drop them in the comment section below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Taking a gentle approach to cleansing makes sense for many people. Herbal fiber can help cleanse your digestive tract from the inside out. By using a DrNatura Cleansing kit that contains fiber and herbs, you can cleanse more slowly and gently, thereby potentially reducing symptoms that may otherwise make it difficult to finish a cleansing program.

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About the Author

dr-edward-group-iiiDr. Edward F. Group founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. Heading up the research and development team, Dr. Group assumes a hands-on approach in producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information.

Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.


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  • Hi Edward,

    Thanks for sharing this information I’m sure it will prove very useful.

    One of Nature’s most potent detoxers is turmeric.

    Other notable ones include Cardamom, Cilantro.

    Great success has also been found with certain methods of bathing:
    http://happyhealthhome.com/wordpress/2012/10/detoxifying-bath/

    Look forward to your thoughts.

    All the best.

    James

  • MelS

    Why avoid nut butters? Obviously you would want to avoid nut butters with additives like sugar and oil, but if it is an organic natural butter with ground up nuts only, what’s the difference between eating that or whole nuts?

  • Charla

    Seeds and nuts are extremely high in phytic acid, same as whole grains. Phytic acid binds minerals causing tooth decay and loss of bone density. Look up more at Weston A. Price Foundation

    • [email protected]

      I always found all things beginning with b are great foods. Beans beat root bananas bread butter broccoli beef help lower blood pressure. Don’t know why though

    • tyg

      There are ways to reduce phytic acid levels like soaking and sprouting

  • [email protected]

    My daughter didn’t need her physiatrist or drugs with me cos I talked to her. You can talk people back. We all think odd now and then. Called stress. Just some more sensitive