If your Thanksgiving plate resembled a family-style buffet doused in lard laden gravy, don’t sweat it too much. There are natural ways to get your body back on track after an unhealthy period. Here are ten foods to detox naturally and help clear toxins from your body. Include them in your next meal and get rid of that extra junk left over from Thanksgiving dinner.
Artichokes love the liver. Several studies show that they promote healthy liver and gallbladder function. They also contain cynarin which helps increase bile production, prevents indigestion, and stimulates healthy digestion.
The fiber in beets helps increase the production of antioxidant enzymes in the liver, which help the liver and gallbladder eliminate bile and other toxic substances from the body.
Add some of this healthy lettuce into your next salad. It keeps free radicals away from your cells, helps energize cleansing enzymes in the liver, and is a natural diuretic.
Lemons are a great source of vitamins, which is known to help the body detox and burn fat. Squeeze some in a glass filed with water in the morning to help alkalize the body and aid your digestion.
You definitely want to be drinking a lot of liquids right now, and green tea is a great choice. It’s high in catechins which are a flavonoid that can help which speed up liver activity and increase the production of detoxification enzymes.
Garlic works by stimulating the liver in producing detoxification enzymes that help filter out toxic residues in the digestive system. Add sliced or cooked garlic to any dish to help you detox naturally.
High in antioxidants, broccoli sprouts can help stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract like none-other. Look for broccoli sprouts which are more effective than full grown broccoli.
Seeds & Nuts
Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. This includes flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds and chia seeds.
You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and refined sugars and make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, take time to chew your foods well and exercise regularly. And most importantly, be thankful that Thanksgiving comes but once a year.