As I was fighting for my life and beating stage IV cancer without traditional protocols, the concept of using foods to detox my body and strengthen my immune system naturally became paramount. Today, as I speak with men and women with busy lives simple tips are so important to making good choices. Increased weight and decreased energy are constant challenges and impact the quality of life on all fronts.
We are inundated on a daily basis with toxins we cannot avoid. The world we live in is toxic, the air we breathe is full of pollution, our water is not 100% clean. Fortunately, there are many things we can avoid and control when it comes to what enters our bodies. Choosing to fuel ourselves with foods that naturally fight toxins is an essential step in decreasing our toxic load.
My mission is to share the lessons I learned with you so that you can take control and enjoy the life you deserve and desire.
Here are five foods that naturally detox the body:
Garlic. Packed with sulfur – a mineral that supports the body in detoxification. Garlic is also extremely valuable to the body as it contains anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties that keep your immune system resilient. Best news yet – it’s delicious and a great addition to almost any meal. So, eat up!
Turmeric. You may know this beneficial herb as the main spice in curry. Great for inflammation, free-radical fighting antioxidants, and detoxing the liver. You can use turmeric to season your veggies, add into your soups, take it as a supplement or make a homemade turmeric tea. (recipe below)
Leafy greens. It’s no surprise that I’m telling you how advantageous it is to eat your greens, right? Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, getting greens into your diet will leave you with lasting results. Greens are also filled with fiber which helps you to feel satisfied longer. You can be sure to get your greens in salads, green smoothies, juicing and cooking your greens into your meals.
Dandelion Root. You may not have been expecting that one! Yes, dandelion root has incredible health benefits – especially beneficial for your digestive system and your liver. A favorite way to add this into my diet is by drinking dandelion root tea, which you can pick up at your health food store.
Beets. Beets are fantastic for detoxing the liver, among the tremendous amount of antioxidants, calcium and vitamins they possess. I enjoy using fermented cabbage and beets that I pick up in the store. Adding some to meals is wonderful. Sometimes I will create raw spiralized beets and add to salads.
Detox Tip: Many of these detox benefits include detoxing the liver. When the liver is clean and functioning optimally, your body is better able to balance your energy, hormones, and the rest of your body functions more pleasantly.
Homemade Turmeric Tea Recipe
- 3 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- Honey to taste (optional)
- Cinnamon to taste (optional)
- ½ teaspoon of ginger (optional)
Blend all ingredients together in a blender, pour into small pan and heat on the stove until the desired temperature is reached. Enjoy!
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
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