5 Foods that Naturally Detox the Body

After a long winter of indulging in heavy, rich comfort foods, spring can be great time to reset your body. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to cleanse your body eating fresh, satisfying foods that promote detoxification in your body. Try working these foods into your regular diet this spring – no special trips to the health food store required – all of these foods can be found at your local grocery store.

IMG_0086Lemons – Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. Drinking a large glass of lemon water in the morning rehydrates you after your night’s rest, alkalizes your body, and flushes your digestive system.

Dark Leafy Greens – Greens are loaded with loaded in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E and K. Eating or drinking greens also boosts chlorophyll levels in your digestive tract, which helps your body get rid of environmental toxins like air pollution that we breathe.

Beets – This vibrantly colored vegetable is one of the most effective foods to eat to detoxify the liver. Plus, it is a powerful antioxidant and is full of magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium.

Ginger – Ginger is also a friend to your liver, and aiding it (along with your colon and other digestive organs) in flushing out waste from your body. It also cleanses the body by stimulating digestion and circulation.

Whole Grains – Choose whole grains over processed and refined grains. Whole grains are high in insoluble fiber, which keeps you regular. If you are trying the flush the body of toxins, you do want want to be bloated or constipated.

Glow Green Juice Recipe8d6b6-img_0679

Add to your juicer:
3 Kale leaves
1 granny smith apple
1/2 cucumber
3 stalks celery
1/2 lemon
1 inch piece of ginger