If you're feeling low energy, having skin breakouts, and experiencing other physical symptoms like inflammation/swelling and headaches, your body might need a little help with clearing toxins. Here are six foods that will support your body's natural cleansing functions:
1. Chili Peppers for the...Lungs
With every exhalation, the lungs eliminate toxins from the body. However, environmental pollutants can build up in the lung tissue and create a thick coating of mucous, preventing optimal oxygen absorption.
Chilis break down and liquify that mucous, making it easier to flush out. Capsaicin, the active component in chilis, also helps open up the capillaries and support toxin removal via the sweat glands.
2. Dandelion for the...Liver
One of the liver's primary functions is to remove and break down toxins in the blood. It also helps to process nutrients from the blood.
Dandelion is rich in chlorophyll, which helps to eliminate toxins from the liver. Both the leaves and root have detoxifying properties. Try adding the leaves to a salad or lightly steam them and drizzle with lemon, olive oil and freshly minced garlic.
3. Parsley for the...Kidneys
The kidneys filter waste from the blood to be excreted in the urine. They help keep the blood clean and regulate bodily fluids, blood pressure and ph.
Parsley helps to flush out toxins via the urine and is effective in the treatment and prevention of kidney stones, thanks to its diuretic properties. Also try: ginger, nettle and/or basil.
4. Flaxseed for the...Colon
The colon obviously carries a heavy load when it comes to toxin removal. Even mild constipation (e.g. less than one bowel movement per day) can lead to toxins being recycled and reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
Hemp Seeds & Flaxseeds expand in your intestines with water and add bulk to stool to aid in its passage. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation of the intestinal tract.
5. Sea Salt for the...Skin
The skin is your largest eliminative organ. Its health is essential to your overall well-being.
Sea salt helps to pull toxins from the body. Add 2 to 3 cups of sea salt to a warm bath and soak in it. Or try a foot bath instead.
6. Lemon Water for the....Stomach
Acid helps break down food, which is why there's a lot of it in our stomachs. The acid in lemons can be helpful with supplementing stomach acid levels, which can decline with age, and support digestion
sources: healthline, harvard.eu, cbc.ca
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Heath-Reset with a Blended Cleanse
Need a health reset? Our Blended Cleanse plans are the start of new healthy eating habits (and kicking bad ones). For more than weight loss, a Blended cleanse & health re-set can include the following benefits:
- increased energy
- improved sleep
- reducing bloating and inflammation
- jump start/reset your metabolism with eating on a regular schedule and foods that support healthy function
- eliminating refined sugar, salt, alcohol, processed foods from your diet
- that amazing feeling you get when you nourish your body with nothing but mega-nutrients
The 3-Day Cleanse & Reset is a great option if you're new to it all and/or want a softer transition into the clean eating life.
The 3-Day Deep Cleanse is heavier-lifting and 'greener' in taste profile. You're getting into more powerful toxin removing and cleansing ingredients with this plan.
The 3-Day Soup and Smoothie Cleanse is perfect for a little variety in your 3-day cleanse by combining two of our cleansing smoothies with an antioxidant-rich chia bowl and two nourishing soups.
Check out more options here: Blended Cleanse Plans
All Cleanse plans come with a guide explaining what your program is all about, recommended activity, sleep and blend sequence. They also come with a Clean Foods guide to help you stay on track after your cleanse.
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