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11 Foods That Detox Your Body & Mind

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In order to keep your body free of toxins and radicals, a healthy life is needed to be maintained.

These are some of the foods that boost metabolism:

LEMON 

The lemon contains Vitamin C, which will not only help your metabolism, but will provide strength to your immune system as well, this is a great morning procedural that will help kick start the rehydration process and cleanse the digestive tract.

Lemon water also helps with your digestion, an increase in the amount of exercise you get each day, will increase the positive effects on your body.

WATER
If you’re even mildly dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down.
Water is often overlooked but is so important for all of your organs, and for flushing toxins out of your body.

If you’re exercising to help release the toxins it becomes even more important to stay hydrated.

If you’re not used to drinking water daily, be sure to only increase your intake by one cup at a time so you don’t overload yourself, keep all of your organs happy and functioning well by taking enough water. Taking at least 3 liters of water per day can hugely boost your metabolism.

CUCUMBERS

You might not look at cucumbers the same way the next time you see them in your salad

They have plenty of vitamins, nutrients, and fiber, all with very low caloric levels.

Cucumbers also play a very important role in your metabolism-boosting strategy. They’re packed with water, so they help to hydrate your body, you can try adding them to more than just salads. Cucumber slices can make a nice side dish to a sandwich, and can be combined with other vegetables in a healthy mix.

GINGER
This is one root whose medicinal value is still believed to offer many health benefits. Often used in a tea or other drink, you can add it to the meals you make as well. It is thought to help the liver function, and have metabolism properties.

The best way to start getting more ginger is to use it when cooking other foods, it does add a good amount of flavor, and has been shown to have metabolism-increasing properties.

You can chew on ginger root or add it to hot water makes the water taste better. Ginger is beneficial, especially if you’re suffering from a fatty liver caused by too much alcohol, or too many toxic foods and drinks.

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES

The B Vitamins that are contained in foods like Cabbage, Sprouts, Broccoli, kale, spinach and others, has a healthy effect on your metabolism.

Blending it up in a shake, the benefits are that it contains plenty of nutrients, and also acts as a way to help flush out the kidneys, a set of organs that must be cleansed on any good detox effort.

These vegetable is so good for you that it is often recommended to patients that are following a doctor recommended diet when fighting kidney disease.

It’s packed with so many antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties as well,to help make you feel fresh and healthy.

AVOCADOS

Organic avocados are very rich in fiber and antioxidant. The protein in avocado contains all 9 essential amino acids, plus heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids

Consume them without any other ingredients to get the full benefit of their healthy content.

GARLIC

Garlic is one of the many detox diets puzzle. The reason is that garlic boosts up the immune system as well as helping out the liver. One good thing about garlic is that you can up your intake of it without having to worry if your body is going to get used to it or build up a resistance.

One other positive aspect is that it can help to add flavor to your food. But if you don’t like the taste of garlic you can still get its benefits because it comes in supplement form.

GRAPEFRUIT

The fiber and the nutrient-rich juices in a grapefruit pack a nice detox punch. It’s all about flooding the body with good things for it while helping it dislodge the bad things. The effects of grapefruit on weight loss are well-established, and one reason may be because of the way it makes the liver burn up fat.

The big takeaway on grapefruit is that it gets your liver fired up and ready for action, while infusing the rest of your organs with nutrient-laden fruit juice. It’s a winner when it comes to detox foods.

GREEN TEA

Green tea is often thought of as a great addition to any detox program because of its high antioxidant value. Antioxidants are helpful because they will help seek out and kill free radicals before they can do any damage. This is a great beverage to drink on a daily basis for this factor alone.

Getting into a healthy state of mind is a matter of feeling like you’re doing what’s best for your body. It can be something as simple as substituting green tea for colas, juices, and other teas so that you can actually be benefiting your body from a beverage instead of hurting it.

LEMONGRASS

This is an herb that is used to cleanse several organs at once. It not only helps the liver but also the kidneys, the bladder, and the entire digestive tract.

Benefits of using it in your cooking, or drinking it as a tea include a better complexion, better circulation, and better digestion.

It is most often used as a tea in the world of detoxing, and there are several recipes you can try until you find one that suits your tastes best.

OLIVE OIL 

Olive oil should be your go-to oil for use in cooking when you’re trying to detox the body. That’s because it has a lot of healthy properties, and makes for a better choice of fat than most of your other options. Just be sure not to cook with it at high heat. Use it as a salad dress to help things like dark leafy greens go down.

Keep in mind that it’s not necessary to switch your diet to only these foods or do anything extreme. Just try to get more of them into your daily menu than you currently do and you should start to see the results of your efforts.