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Top 10 foods that cleanse the body and helps lose weight

By on February 10, 2012 in Dieting, Health with 0 Comments

Undergoing a  detox process is fine because it helps eliminate the toxins collected in the body, thus increasing the energy levels. Her’s a list of the most effective foods that you can rely on to cleans you body!

1. A drink cleanser

Ingredients : 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, 2 cucumbers, 4 cups of spinach, juice from half lemon, grated ginger, mint leaves, water if necessary. Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a blender.

Another combination of juice you can make: 3/4 cup pineapple juice, 1 lemon, 1 cup pomegranate juice and 3 cups water.

2. Green Barley

Also known as a toxins exterminator, green barley powder dehydrates our body and it abounds in minerals, vitamins, enzymes and chlorophyll. According to Gillian McKeith nutritionist, barley grass contains 11 times more calcium than cow’s milk, 5 times more iron than spinach and 7 times more vitamin C than oranges. “Barley grass is rich in chlorophyll which revitalizes our body,” said Dr. Gillian McKeith in her book “Living Food for Health”. Find dried green barley in online herbal stores.

3. The seeds of alfalfa (lucerne)

Sprouting seeds release enzymes, which is designed to remove toxins and mucus from the body, says Dr. Robert Morse, a specialist in natural medicine. Alfalfa sprouts manage to neutralize acids and toxins, and due to high fiber content, they have the ability to absorb and carry intestinal waste, favoring their elimination. You can find alfalfa in the form of pills, tincture or powder.

4. Spirulina and Chlorella

Both spirulina and chlorella are two microalgae which play an impressive role in keeping our body healthy. It is rich in chlorophyll, that helps purify the body by eliminating toxins. Spirulina and chlorella powder can be bought from online herbal stores.

5. Grapes

Eat a bunch of dark  grapes in the morning on an empty stomach. Numerous studies have revealed their detoxifying and anti-cancer properties. Also, grapes cleans the liver, kidneys and take care of your heart.

6. Lemon

It is a powerful purifying fruit, so do not hesitate to drink lemonade sweetened with honey. Alternatively, you can  drink the juice from half a lemon with warm water.

7. Apples

They are rich in enzymes which improve digestion and helps clean the body of toxins.

8. Leafy green vegetables

Spinach, parsley or other dark green leafy vegetables have a high content of chlorophyll and nutrients that help the liver, kidneys and adrenal glands and in cleansing the blood.

9. Garlic

It is one of the most powerful foods with anti-parasites properties. It revitalizes the blood, intestines and respiratory tract. Due to antioxidant content, garlic is a potent detox agent.

10. Cabbage

All cruciferous vegetables category (broccoli, cauliflower, okra, Brussels sprouts) are highly recommended for detoxin. These vegetables contain a substance that helps the liver to produce enzymes necessary for detoxification.

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