Monday, November 19, 2012

Top 10 Detox Foods

Detoxification or Detox is the physiological or medicinal  process/period of removing toxic substances from the body.When our internal organs get affected by overabuse e.g:alcohol addiction or not taking proper diet,detox is required.Apart from medicinal help few food products have properties that can aid the process of detoxification.
1.Lemon:Powerhouse of Vitamin C and antioxidant properties Lemons are staple in detox diets.It is great for the skin and fight off free radicals prone to diseases.It can help in maintaining the body's pH balance and maintain the immune system.
2.Ginger:Adding a dash of ginger to your diet will help in improving the digestive system by reducing gas.It also help to maintain a good immune system.
3.Garlic:Apart from detoxifying the body it is beneficial to fight off heart ailments.The allicin content in garlic,helps in the production of white blood cells.It is known to have antibacterial,antiviral and antibiotic properties.
4.Artichoke:Globe artichokes are rich in fibres that help to digest harmful fatty foods.It is good for the functions of the liver.
5.Beetroot:Full of magnesium,iron and Vitamin C,beetroot is a source of multinutrients and is termed as a superfood.It is as good for the liver as it is for great skin and hair.
6.Green Tea:Regular consumption of green tea helps to fight liver dysfunctions.Rich in antioxidant properties,it is helpful to flush out toxins from the body.

7.Cabbage:The sulforaphane content in cabbage makes it an excellent agent to detoxify the body.It also helps in reducing weight.It supplies the body with glutathione that is good for liver functions.
8.Fresh Fruit:A diet consisting of fresh fruits not only is a high source of vitamins,antioxidants,minerals and fibres, but also is low on calories.The regular consumption of fruits can gurantee a healthier digestive system along with glowing skin,glossy hair and brighter eyes.
 9.Brown Rice:Replacing processed white rice with whole grains like brown rice will help to add Vitamin B,magnesium,manganese and phosphorus to the body whcih are very impotant nutrients for the body's smooth functioning.Being fibrous it helps to cleanse the colon and the selenium content in brown rice help to protect the liver.
10.Watercress:A powerhouse of Vitamin B,E and C,zinc and potassium,watercress are excellent detox food.The natural diuretic property in these leaves makes them a strong health booster.

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