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Detox Foods – The Foundation of Cleansing


Detox Foods – The Foundation

dandelion greens Wholesome detox foods are the most important part of your detox plan. In fact, that’s all you really need. You can create a successful detox plan simply by changing the foods you eat. Detox formulas and fancy supplements can’t compare to the cleansing powers of natural food just the way nature provides.

Each food has unique properties and specific effects on your body. Some foods (like beans, nuts and animal products) are considered “building foods” while others (like greens and cucumbers) are considered “cleansing foods.” High quality building foods can help you build muscle mass and bone density. When high quality choices are used in moderation they can be very helpful for a growing child or nursing mother. When building foods are used in excess (or are of low quality) they can also cause weight gain, high cholesterol, internal inflammation and edema.

The Power of Cleansing Foods

Cleansing foods, on the other hand, have special abilities for clearing out built up fat, cholesterol, water retention and toxic accumulation. Many common whole foods have powerful cleansing properties that will clean your blood and stimulate the release of excess fat and mucus. Some foods have special protective properties, such as antioxidants, that shield cells and organs from incoming toxins and help them regenerate from toxic damage.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Hippocrates ca. 400 BC

Hippocrates was aware of the healing powers of food thousands of years ago. Since his time, scientists have confirmed what thousands of years of folk wisdom and experience had shown; Food is Medicine. It’s a true and usable fact that dandelion greens will protect, restore and cleanse your kidneys and liver. We know that raw pumpkin seeds have parasite killing properties and turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Below is a list of the most powerful detox foods. Make sure to use these cleansing foods as the base of your detox plan. We have created many delicious detox recipes using these ingredients to make your detox easier and more scrumptious!

Detox Foods

  • Onion Family
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Scallions
  • Leeks
  • Fruits
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Cranberries
  • Watermelon
  • Vegetables
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Daikon Radish
  • Summer Radish
  • Burdock Root
  • Greens
  • Kale
  • Dandelion
  • Collard
  • Turnip
  • Mustard
  • Romaine
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Grains
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Almonds
  • Brazil
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia
  • Pumpkin
  • Sunflower
  • Sesame
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro/Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon
  • Fennel
  • Dill
  • Ginger Root
  • Turmeric
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Raw Honey

via Detox Foods – The Foundation of Cleansing.

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