Supporting our body’s own natural detoxification process is key to optimal health. Our main detoxification organs are the liver and kidneys, which perform vital functions every day to remove toxic wastes. We can support these organs on a daily basis by consuming organic fruit and vegetables (as much as possible) and herbs, spices and herbal teas that support and encourage the detoxification process.
The following recipes are tasty dishes that include cleansing foods that will help you to detox your body on a daily basis.
A crunchy, raw salad that is high in sulfur, a mineral that helps to eliminate toxins — both the raw garlic and cabbage contain excellent amounts of sulfur. Lemons provide vitamin C and ginger helps to stimulate digestion.
These delicious roasted beets can be eaten straight from the bowl or toss them into salads and vegetable dishes. Beets contain high amounts of betaine—which is necessary for proper liver function—and they support your body in removing toxins and purifying your blood.
Not only is cilantro incredibly tasty, it is a highly beneficial herb to add into your diet on a regular basis. Cilantro is a natural chelator that mobilizes mercury and other toxins deep within the tissues. It is particularly effective when combined with a detoxifying supplement like spirulina, chlorella or brown seaweed.This grain-free cilantro and lime cauliflower couscous is an easy detox recipe to add into our rotation.
This easy recipe shows you that you don’t even need a juicer to make a detox juice. Beets are the star of this detox drink, again they are excellent for supporting the liver and purifying the blood. Ginger is the perfect zingy addition and aids in digestion. A must try recipe!
Apples are an excellent source of pectin, a soluble fiber that binds to toxins in the body and eliminates them through the bowel — Granny Smith apples are particularly high in pectin. This recipe uses oats for the crumble however there is a grain-free option using almond meal. This would make a warm and delicious breakfast or dessert.