10 Foods That Detox The Body

When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take. But, the best way, is to eat lots of foods that detox the body. Below is a list of detox foods that I thought would be an great addition to everybody’s diet.

1. Fruits

Fruits are extremely 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 many important vitamins like vitamin C.

2. Green Foods

When you are ready to detox your body, 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 & Limes

These citrus-wonders aid the body in flushing out toxins, as well as jump-start the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. They also aid 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.

4. Garlic

This pungent bulb stimulates the liver in producing detoxification enzymes that help filter out toxic residues in the digestive system. Adding sliced or cooked garlic to any dish, will help aid any detox diet.

5. Broccoli Sprouts

Extremely high in antioxidants, broccoli sprouts can help stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract like none-other. The sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable, despite the picture on the right.

6. Green Tea

Packed full of antioxidants, green tea not only washes toxins out of the system through its liquid content, but also contains a special type of antioxidant called catechins, 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 Vegetable

Best for juicing detox regimens or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichoke, 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 & Nuts

Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. This include flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts and sunflower seeds. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.

10. Omega-3 Oils

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

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Dr. Edward F. Group III has his Naturopathic Doctorate, Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist certifications, and is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the American Board of Functional Medicine. He founded Global Healing Center Inc. in 1998 which has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

A dynamic author and speaker, Dr. Group focuses solely on spreading the message of health and wellness to the global community with the philosophy of full body cleansing, most importantly colon cleansing, consuming pure clean organic food, water, air, exercise and nutritional supplementation. Visit GlobalHealingCenter.com to learn more about living green and healthy!


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Anonymous

The 10 foods that help detox the body were very helpful. I was surprized to see I have most of these in my frig already! Any suggestions or findings on natural suplements/foods that mimic cyclosporin (for eczema)?

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Dr. Remedy!

Hi Anonymous-
A Dr. who wrote a greatbook on natural remedies in the 50's said eating a raw potato every day for 30 days can help you overcome Eczema. You must also cut down on processed and fried foods and sweets.

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Anonymous

If I eat wheat and gluten I end up with eczema

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Fred Durant

I have taken Ultra Turbo hg. for over two months, and at double the recommended dose, without any effect whatsoever
on the problem they were supposed to rectify. While something else might work it seems to me that some of these
natural remedies are as overhyped as the pharmacutecals they were supposed to replace.

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Anonymous

SUCH GOOD INFORMATION THIS IS APPRECIATED!
My doctor told me this week that I have the h.pylori bacteria, for the THIRD TIME. They put me on generics Biaxin and Flagyl (500mg ea) and Prilosec (20mg), 2 x for 14 days.

Should I be taking a probiodic, prebiodic also? And if so, which is best with these antiobiodics. Is there a natural alternative for this bacteria other than antibiodics.

Trying to be proactive, how can I prevent this bacteria?

Thanking you in advance for your response.

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Becky Mahony

Many times eczema is caused by food allergies, remove the allergen and the eczema clears up. Some common food allergens include dairy, wheat, soy, corn, peanuts, citrus. Eczema can also be exacerbated by stress.

Also, in studies turmeric has been shown to kill the h. pylori bacteria.

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Erik Organic

Through trial and error, I found my eczema was caused by mold ... including mycotoxins in peanut-based products.

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