Essential Detoxification Ingredients to Keep in your Home
Posted in Cleansing, Cleansing Foods. Written by yelkaim
There are certain ingredients that anyone on a detox diet should plan to keep at home. These are foods and/or supplements that work with the body. While detoxing, it is all about eating right and taking care of yourself.
When it comes to food, always think fresh, raw, vegetables. Fruits are good, too, but, especially if you are dealing with candida, you will want to limit sugary fruits in favor of healthier vegetables. One vegetable you really shouldn’t do without is kale.
Kale is deep green and full of nutrients, like calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is also loaded with antioxidants and iron. It is one of the most important green foods.
Other green foods to have around include spinach and parsley, each with their own special benefits, and each containing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Don’t forget about arugula, an extremely potent leafy green, and broccoli, which is tasty and healthy.
Two detox staples that are fruits, not vegetables, are pomegranates and avocados. Pomegranates contain some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants among food, and avocados contain healthy fats and essential vitamins. Avocados aren’t sugary either, and they are super filling when you get hungry during a cleanse.
Just remember, with all of these foods, you want to buy organic. Also, don’t underestimate the power of juicing. Juicing greens, carrots, onions and garlic, is an extremely healthy way to get your essential calories and nutrients. Juice is absorbable and highly digestible, and onion and garlic are both powerful blood cleansers.
The right foods make up some of the ingredients needed for detox, other ingredients have to do with taking care of yourself and your body. This means personal hygiene, probiotics, and staying hydrated.
To stay hydrated, you will want to have plenty of fresh, clean water for drinking. You may even want to squeeze a lemon in to every other glass to add some vitamin C and antioxidants. Water is important for flushing toxins out of your system, and for giving your body energy to clean itself.
While detoxing, you also want to take a probiotic to help get your digestive system back on track. A poor diet destroys the microflora in your gut, and you need microflora if you are to cleanse your colon and digest certain plant nutrients. Probiotics help replace the friendly bacteria in your body.
You also need Epsom salts. Epsom salts are great for a cleansing bath, and release toxins from your skin. Since your skin will be one of the primary ways your body gets rid of toxins, keeping it clean will help you detox even faster.
These are just some essential ingredients to keep on hand. Most importantly, know which foods are making you toxic, and keep these out of your home and out of your diet for good.