Springtime isn’t just for spring cleaning your house, it’s a great time to think about supporting the natural detoxifying processes in your body. Cleansing and detoxifying usually focus on cutting out potentially irritable foods, but there are plenty of tasty foods that you can eat all the time to support your natural detox system. Get some at every meal to boost your spring cleaning.
Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens, like spinach, kale, and even parsley, are some of the most energizing and cleansing foods available. They are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, many of which are involved in the body’s detoxification process. They also contain chlorophyll, which is great for removing toxins!
Foods such as onions, garlic and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower) are not only delicious, but they are an important contributor of sulfur to the body. Without sulfur our bodies cannot properly detoxify! Sulfur-rich foods support the liver, increase glutathione (master antioxidant & detoxifier), reduce inflammation, and more.
Who knew this mild to spicy radish, daikon, could be so full of amazing benefits for the body that some call it a superfood? Daikon has digestive enzymes, making it the perfect addition to heavier foods and its fiber content will help you with regular elimination. It’s also a natural diuretic helping to flush out toxins and keep your kidneys healthy.
First thing in the morning have a glass of water with fresh lemon squeezed in. This potion is aids in digestion, helping your body naturally cleanse. Plus it’s full of antioxidants which are important for your detoxification processes (and boosts your immune system too!).