25 foods to help you detox on a daily basis

 

1. Coriander

fresh herb & spice – use in cooking & salads. Helps detox heavy metals & a great kidney tonic.

2. Beetroot

Use in juices & freshly grated into salads. Liver tonic & blood cleanser.

3. Turmeric

Use in curries etc & juice or grate the fresh root. Liver tonic (speeds phase 2 liver detox) digestive tonic, antioxidant & anti inflammatory.

4. Whey protein

Use in smoothies, protein shakes. Great source of the amino acids needed to make glutathione (our body’s own most powerful antioxidant).

5. Chlorella

Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to green drinks & smoothies. Helps us detoxify heavy metals & strongly alkalising.

6. Barley Grass

Add 1tsp to 1tbsp daily to water, fresh juices or green smoothies. Great source of superoxide dismutase (awesome antioxidant) & strongly alkalising.

7. Green Tea

drink several cups daily, or take in a concentrated tablet. Boosts metabolism & full of antioxidants.

8. Dandelion tea / coffee / greens

Just drink like normal herbal tea (plain hot water) or add the fresh greens to salads / juices. Powerful liver & kidney tonic.

9. Bitter salad greens

Add to salads, juices. Any bitter greens are good – the bitter taste stimulates the liver.

10. Aloe Vera juice

Drink the bottled juice, add a fresh fillet to your smoothies (strictly avoid the skin & yellowy bit just under the skin – use only the clear inner pulp). Heals the gut & great for immune system support, anti-inflammatory.

11. Linseed

Add a tablespoon or two of fresh ground or soaked overnight seeds to smoothies, breakfast, or raw balls etc. Cleans & heals the bowel, provides food for good bacteria & full of good fats.

12. Chia

Same as flax.

13. Pau D’ Arco (aka Taheebo) Tea

Use the bark as a tea, drink several cups daily. Strong antifungal so helps reduce candida / fungal overgrowth in the gut, which stops a lot of ‘auto toxicity’.

14. Pawpaw

Eat chopped up fresh or add to green smoothies. Rich in the enzyme papain to help digestion & assist with breaking down mucous.

15. Lemon

Squeeze 1/2 lemon into hot water first thing in the morning, or add to sparkling mineral water. Strongly alkalising & a great liver cleanser.

17. Apple Cider Vinegar

Take a tablespoon or 2 before meals, or add to salad dressings. Helps alkalise your body & improves stomach digestion.

18. Asparagus

Lightly steam, eat raw in salads, or juice. A diuretic & kidney tonic, one of the best sources of glutathione.

19. Brassica veg

i.e. cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale. Eat lightly steamed or in stir fries, or raw in salads. Help detoxify excess oestrogen & great for the liver.

20. Fermented foods

i.e. sourkrout, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, yoghurt etc. Eat as a side or drink Kombucha. Introduces good bacteria to our gut, aiding with it’s function & efficiency, which helps everything else work better.

21. Water

Kinda obvious, & not technically food but so important in detox & neglected by many! Drink (filtered) in herb teas, make fruit slushies with ice, sparkling or just plain. Fruit & veg contain lots too, so juice / smoothie them up! Our lifeblood, every aspect of detox depends on it!

22. Watermelon

Eat or juice in summer – add some ginger if eating in cooler months. Great for hydration & for it’s diuretic & bowel-cleansing properties.

23. Chilli

Use fresh, dried, infused in oil or in juices. Boosts metabolism, improves circulation & a great digestive tonic.

24. Ginger

Slice or grate & use in herbal teas, or a put knob through the juicer. Circulatory & digestive stimulant, promotes sweating & anti inflammatory.

25. Coconut oil

Use for frying, baking, in raw treats, smoothies, porridge etc. Anti-fungal so great to keep candida in the gut under control, also provides easy to digest & burn fats for non-carbohydrate based energy!

 

If you would like to accelerate the cleaner you – the Rest and Rest Detox Plan is a great step by step guide designed by Jeanie (our Naturopath) and its free on its own or in the bundle pack.

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Brad & Jeanie