Detox Foods

Purple tomatoesOur body is just like a car engine.

It helps us perform various activities but it also needs to be periodically revised and cleansed of any impurities.

If we fail to do this, then the body will not function properly and various states of discomfort and even disease will show their fangs.

That is why I thought that you would be interested in finding out more about some of the best foods that, are not only delicious but they also purify our body, making us feel energetic and healthy.

Goji berries

The rush for goji berries started over a year ago. They are the new superfood that should be added to your morning oats. Most nutritionists claim that consumption of these fruits works wonders for your system. They are full of vitamins, iron and beta carotene, a compound that fights body cancer.

Beetroot

This vegetable is mostly known as a winter root veg. Consuming it regularly will ensure the right amount of antioxidants for your body and the lowering of your cholesterol levels. In addition, the number of calories associated with the beetroot is really small.

Purple tomatoes

Yes, you’ve read right. Tomatoes are not just red. They can also be purple. Their color is given by a pigment known as anthocyanin, which speeds the detoxification process. Purple tomatoes also contain a lot of antioxidants, which decrease the chances to get cancer.

Herbal teas

During the cold season nothing seems to makes us feel better than a cup of hot tea. So, put the kettle to boil and prepare yourself one of your favorite herbal teas. Not only are they tasty, but they also help eliminate waste from your body.

Teas such as green and rooibos include high levels of antioxidants which will diminish the damage of free radicals that can cause diseases like cancer and heart disease. To maximize the detox effect you can add a little grated root ginger to your mug.

Cruciferous vegetables

Vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, they all have something in common, apart from being part from the same class. They contain a key ingredient known as sulforaphane. This compound performs miracles when it comes to expelling toxins from the body and disarming cancer. Cruciferous vegetables can be consumed raw, cooked as soup or whizzed up and added to a juice.

Enjoy your detox process!



RSS Trackback URL 30. January 2012 (14:48)
Filed under: Nutrition, Tips by

Write a Comment

© 2007 - 2014 DietMotion | Entries RSS | Comments RSS