Wednesday, 4 January 2012

More on Detox Foods

Here are some more excellent Detox foods that will help you get over the holiday "eat-a-thons" and keep you fit...


Throw some peppery watercress into your next salad. It keeps free radicals away from your cells, helps energize cleansing enzymes in the liver, and is a natural diuretic.

Lemon Water

Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which is known to help the body detox and burn fat. Drinking water with lemon every morning is a great way to alkalize the body and help with digestion.

Dark Leafy Greens

There's a ton of ways to get leafy greens into your diet. You can eat them raw, throw them into a broth or sauté them with a touch of olive oil. Leafy greens boost chlorophyll levels in the digestive tract, which helps the body get rid of environmental toxins like smog and herbicides.

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit is full of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and just about any other good thing you can think of. After filling your body up with butter and booze over the holidays, what better way to make amends than with a big bowl of fruit.


Numerous studies show that atrichokes promote healthy liver and gallbladder function. They're also loaded with cynarin, which helps increase bile production, prevents indigestion, and stimulates healthy digestion. If you're looking for a natural detox food, artichokes are a major winner


When I was having issues with my gallbladder, my doctor told me to load up on beets. Fiber in beets help increase the production of antioxidant enzymes in the liver, which help the liver and gallbladder eliminate bile and other toxic substances from the body.

Ginger and Garlic

Ginger and garlic are good friends to the liver because they help it get rid of free radicals that are built up in the body. Make yourself a healthy stir-fry and don't be shy to season it with these two liver-loving foods.

Whole Grains

Choosing whole grains over refined grains should be a part of any diet. Besides being full of nutrients and antioxidants, they're incredibly high in insoluble fiber, which helps keep you regular. If you're trying to flush the body of toxins, the last thing you need is to be bloated or backed up.