As the old saying goes, ‘you are what you eat.’ And sadly, most people eat nothing but junk food. An unhealthy diet will contribute to an early death, there’s no denying it. For people who have hereditary diseases like diabetes and heart disease running in their families, an unhealthy diet can be a guaranteed death sentence.
Scientists have proven that it’s never too late to start improving your diet and counteracting the effects of unhealthy eating and a careless lifestyle. But, before you can start eating healthily, you need to detox.
This article will present you with a list of the world’s most powerful superfoods so that you can detox and cleanse your body:
Reishi mushrooms are unknown to many people, but they are a very powerful detoxifier. Research has found that the reishi mushroom reduces inflammation; treats fatigue; prevents infections; fights liver disease; prevents allergies; solves digestive problems; prevents tumour and cancer growth; improves skin conditions; fights diabetes and can strengthen one’s immune system. And that’s all in addition to the fact that it is a detoxifier and can cleanse your body. It is also very convenient to take because it can be purchased in powder or capsule form.
Lemon is a very well known detoxifier, and it’s included in most detoxification lists. The reason that lemon’s so effective is that it is packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it has an alkalizing effect on the body. This means that it can restore the body’s natural pH balance, which is knocked off when you eat unhealthy, fatty foods. Many people recommend leaving lemons to soak in a bottle of water overnight, then drinking the water in the morning. This lemon-infused water is delicious, easy to travel with, and can be mixed with tea or just consumed straight.
Ginger is another very popular detoxifier, usually combined with lemons because together they are very effective. If you have been abusing drugs, alcohol, or fatty foods, then adding ginger to your diet can be a great way to detoxify and cleanse your body. Ginger improves digestion, reduces nausea, prevents gas, and is an antioxidant. If you are going to soak lemons overnight in water, then you could add some ginger in there, or alternatively, brew ginger tea with the water that you have let the lemons soak in. You can also grate ginger over your evening meal or into your tea.
Garlic, like ginger and lemon, is an antioxidant. It is also an antibacterial, antiviral, and antibiotic. All of these properties are released when garlic is crushed. Garlic can also be used to increase the production of white blood cells, which ultimately helps your body to fight against toxins and chemicals that may be introduced to your body through an unhealthy diet. Most experts recommend eating garlic raw, although it has been known to cause headaches in some people. Try it raw, but discontinue if you do begin having headaches, and cook it instead.
Artichoke is a heart healthy, delicious food that can be used to completely cleanse and purify your body. Artichokes are great when added to Italian meals, but with that said, make a great accompaniment to just about anything. Studies have found that artichoke can improve your liver’s function. Your liver is responsible for cleansing your body, so anything that makes your liver more powerful is definitely worth consuming when you are trying to detoxify. Not all grocery stores stock artichoke, but you might be able to order it online if you can’t find it in person.
Beetroot is another powerful antioxidant, that also provides a lot of nutrients, including magnesium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroot is regarded as one of the most powerful detoxifiers and superfoods in the entire world, and features in the top spot of most superfood lists. Beetroot can be included in juices, salads, or stews. If you are going to consume beetroot then try to buy it raw, instead of pickled. Pickled beetroot can be very high in salt. Raw beetroot on the other hand is untampered with. It’s a great addition to make to your diet, for detoxification and health purposes.
Cabbage is an exceptionally powerful superfood. In fact, the “cabbage diet” was very popular for a period among Hollywood and the world’s elite. Cabbage can help you to lose weight, get in shape, and detoxify your body. The chemical present in cabbage that helps it to fight against toxins present in the body is called sulforaphane. This chemical destroys bodily chemicals. In addition, cabbage provides glutathione, an antioxidant that can detoxify the liver. Cabbage is a very versatile vegetable and can make a great addition to more or less every meal. It can be eaten raw or boiled. For detoxification purposes, it’s best to eat it raw.
It’s very important to eat a diet that’s rich in fruit. It’s hard to pinpoint a specific fruit and say, ‘this is the one that you should eat.’ There are too many to mention. A diet that’s rich in fruit is detoxifying and healthy. One fruit that’s definitely worth a mention is the apple. As the saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ And, scientists agree, regularly consuming apples certainly does improve one’s health. Make sure to eat lots of fruit, several times a day. Fruit is high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Finally, we arrive at the watercress. This delicious herb is a great addition to more or less every meal and is best when combined with peas in a soup. Watercress is a very potent antioxidant and can help to detoxify your body. The herb has vitamin E, zinc, potassium, vitamin C, and multiple B vitamins present in it. The best thing about watercress is that it is very affordable, and can be found in more or less every grocery store, wherever you are in the world.
Detoxifying and cleansing your body is something you should do at least once a month. If you eat an unhealthy diet, you should do it more than that. Follow this article’s guidance and eat the food listed here, and you will be on the path to improving your health and living well.