Planning out what to eat can be stressful. There are food guides, various meal plans, diets, trends and fads and knowing what to include and exclude can be overwhelming. However, gaining an intimate understanding of what the foods that you eat do for your body can help immensely.
I talk quite a bit about detoxing and its benefits. I recently wrote a blog post about detoxing not being so scary after all and it’s true! Once you know how beneficial a detox can be, as well as what foods can help you achieve a detox, it’s easy to see why it can be helpful for your health and wellness.
Today, I wanted to share with you five foods that are naturally detoxifying for your body. If you’ve ever been nervous about diving into a full-on detox, this will help you reap those same benefits on a day-to-day basis.
Let’s take a look at five detoxifying foods to add to your diet.
1. Goji Berries
Goji berries are a perfect raisin replacement as they boost Vitamin C and beta-carotene intake. The benefit for your body? Vitamin C helps to remove waste from your body and beta-carotene can improve the performance of your liver. Plus, they are just so pretty and colorful that it’s hard NOT to want to add them to your diet!
Carrying on with the red-rich foods, beets are another excellent detox-friendly food. Beets are a fantastic source of betacyanin, which has cancer-fighting properties. (Go beets go!) Beets are also chock full of magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium to help you flush out those nasty toxins.
Yummy, delicious, sweet and oh-so-good-for-you pineapple. This delicious treat from the tropics contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that will help you improve your digestion and cleanse your colon.
Mmm, I LOVE adding cinnamon as a special treat to things like raw apples! Cinnamon will rev up your metabolism and give you a nice little boost of iron, calcium and manganese. What exactly does manganese do? It helps your body process fatty acids and keep your blood sugar at a stable level.
Avocados are a delicious way to naturally detox your body. Whether whipping up a homemade, all-natural guacamole or eating it on its own in salad, it’s a delicious addition to your diet. Avocado is a fantastic colon cleanser as well due to its plethora of insoluble and soluble fibre.
So, there you have it! Five foods you can add to your diet today to begin detoxing your body of all of those nasty toxins. Now, I want to hear from you! What are your favorite foods to add to your diet to help you detox? Leave your response in the comments below.