HEALTH: 5 Foods That Naturally Detox Your Body

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BY | PAULA CABILDO

We all aim not just to be physically fit but to be healthy as well. This is the reason why we are careful with what we take in and also includes exercise in our activities whenever we have the luxury to do so. But with all the pollution and harmful chemicals around us, it is not surprising that toxins get into our system. While our body does its best to remove all these substances, sometimes the natural mechanism of the body is just not enough. It takes a little push on our part to remove harmful and toxic substances from our body. To reduce the feeling of heaviness and make your body healthier, detoxing should be a regular regimen.

While others confused detoxing from dieting, it is important to note that even those who do not have weight problems should still consider detoxing. By definition, detoxing is a period of time where one stops taking unhealthy foods, drinks, and drugs. Below are top 5 foods to include in your diet to help cleanse your body.

1. Grapefruit
It is full of healthy juices that help to flush out toxins in the body. In addition, Grapefruit also helps to maintain a healthy heart. With regular intake, blood lipids are reduced which lowers your chance of developing certain heart diseases. It also turns on the calorie-burning brown fat cells that speeds up fat reduction while reducing your appetite.

2. Lemon
This citrus fruit is known to aid in digestion and detoxification. Its components are similar to the digestive juices present in the stomach which in turn tricks the liver to produce bile. As a result, food moves through the gastrointestinal tract smoothly.

3. Garlic
Aside from adding flavor to our meals, Garlic is considered as one of the best detoxing foods. It plays a significant role in stimulating the liver to produce detoxification enzyme that filters toxins.

4. Asparagus
Asparagus is oftentimes included as a side dish for meat dishes or added to enhance plating. Unknown to many, Asparagus contains the amino acid asparagine which is a natural diuretic. This helps in flushing out toxins from your body.

5. Banana
Eating bananas should be included in your diet because of all the nutritional benefits it can give to the body. Aside from being a good source of potassium, bananas contain antioxidant properties. It reduces belly-bloat and water retention which significantly flush out toxic substances.

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