Cleansing the body’s systems helps remove unhealthy toxins that build up over time. A healthy diet and exercise keeps the body healthy, but even those that only eat healthy foods can find that sometimes cleansing the body and removing harmful toxin build-up is necessary. There are a variety of detoxing systems on the market, usually focusing on the colon but they are expensive. Making a cleanse using healthy super foods can clean out the body’s system and save money.
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Put a mixture of berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, acai berries and blackberries into the blender. Berries are high in antioxidants, especially in the case of acai berries which Dr. Perricone claimed on Oprah is the number one super food.
Add about half a cup of milk and two tablespoons of yogurt to the mixer. If making for more than one person, add an extra half cup of milk and 2 more tablespoons of yogurt for every extra person. The yogurt adds active cultures to the mixture, which helps regulate the digestive system.
Add a few ice cubes. The amount of ice is based on personal preference. The ice chills the mixture, so ideal temperatures will vary. In general, four to six ce cubes is plenty for chilling.
Blend until the mixture is a smooth. Drink this in the morning.
Make a drink with apple and pineapple once a day. Drink this in the morning or mid-day before a meal. Avoid removing the pulp, which is high in fiber and good for the colon. Apples are good for the intestines due to the high pectin and fiber in them, according to World Village. Pineapples contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes which help promote healthy digestion.
Blend or eat raw broccoli, leafy green vegetables like spinach and onions. Broccoli is very high in fiber, leafy vegetables contain vitamins that are necessary for a healthy diet and onions contain antiseptic properties that help clean the body’s system. Onions help cleanse the blood and improve the immune system.
Add garlic to any meal being eaten. Two or three cloves of garlic added to any cooked meal works to improve the immune system and cleanse the blood, just like onions. Garlic is strong to eat raw, but when added to the meal it is very healthy. It not only helps cleanse the blood of toxins and improves the immune system, but garlic is known to help lower cholesterol as well, so it is good to add to a diet, especially when cleansing the body.
Drink a glass of water with a few squeezes of lemon. Drink this about an hour to two hours before bed. According to Natural News for Women, lemon supports liver function, cleans out toxins and provides vitamin C.
Follow this system for at least three days to one week to clean out the full body systems, including blood, colon, intestines and liver. These super foods are great for the body at any time and when used for a week can completely clean out the system. Drinking them makes it easier to take the foods, especially if they are foods that are not well liked.
References and ResourcesNatural News for Women: The Top 10 Detox Super Foods
World Villiage: Detox Superfoods
Oprah: Dr. Perricone's 10 Superfoods
Web MD: List of 10 Super Foods for your Diet
Nutrition Action: Ten Worse and Best Foods