Did you know that your body naturally has the ability to detox and cleanse itself? That's right! If you give your body what it naturally craves, it has the ability to continuously cleanse and redevelop more healthy cells. I’m not saying detox programs aren’t beneficial but I believe it makes sense to eat foods that detox daily. Let's take a closer look at some natural detoxifiers. Lemon
Warm lemon water in the morning aids in the digestive process by encouraging the production of bile from the liver, which is our main detoxing organ. Lemons contain pectin fiber, which is necessary for colon health and serves as a powerful antibacterial. As a natural diuretic, lemon juice also helps flush out waste from the body.
Onions have antiseptic properties that help cleanse the liver and blood. They contain vitamins A and C, sulfur, and calcium. Onions aid in thinning the blood and banishing clumps formed by fat, protein and sticky blood cells. This allows the blood and oxygen to circulate throughout the body perfectly. Onions also contain quercetin, which is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from oxidative damage. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is loaded with vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes. Because it's fermented, it aids in digestion and can also help kill bad bacteria lingering in your gut. Be sure you purchase raw apple cider vinegar that contains the “mother.” The mother is what you'll usually see floating around at the bottom of the bottle. This substance is what's left over from the fermentation process, and it's very beneficial to your body. Dandelion Greens or Dandelion Tea
Dandelion greens are full of calcium, iron and antioxidants. They help cleanse the liver and are commonly used in detoxes for this reason. Dandelion greens stimulate the circulation of blood flow throughout the body, and are believed to help lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure while improving digestion. Purified Water
You probably know that you should be drinking water, but most of us aren’t drinking enough of it. Water rejuvenates cells, facilitates the digestive and elimination process, carries nutrients to the body’s tissues, and helps rid the body of toxins. Drinking water bathes the organs of the body, stimulating each organ and providing the energy needed to function properly. Shoot for a gallon of water per day, starting right after you brush your teeth in the morning. Beets
Beets are a natural colon cleanser. Keeping your colon clean and free of any toxic waste is important in staying healthy. Anything that spends too much time in your colon is a recipe for disaster. The deep color of beets comes from betacyanin, which stimulates liver function and helps in cleansing the blood. The iron in beets also aids in building and cleansing blood.
Keeping the above-mentioned foods and tea regularly circulating throughout your diet will help keep you healthy and naturally detox your body on a daily basis.