Did you overdo things during the holidays? Looks like it is the perfect time to make a cure of antioxidant foods, don't you think? Follow this handy guide to learn about detox foods!
Here are the top 10 detox foods to consume without moderation…
1. Birch juice
Depurative and a natural diuretic, birch juice is recommended in cases of excess food to purify the blood and help the body to recover.
A drink with purifying, detoxifying and diuretic properties, birch juice is to be taken over the course of three weeks.
2. The lemon
Lemon is probably one of the best known detox foods. This citrus fruit has the effect of stimulating the activity of the kidneys, which promotes the elimination of toxins.
Thanks to the flavonoids it contains, lemon has antioxidant properties that can prevent many diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
3. The cabbage
Vegetable known for its thinness, cabbage belongs to the cruciferous family.
Broccoli, white cabbage, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale… All contain antioxidants. The secret to benefit the maximum? Cook it al dente.
4. The leek
Rich in potassium and low in sodium, the leek is a diuretic vegetable and detox.
It contains kaempferol, an antioxidant that protects against damage caused by free radicals and gives it anti-cancer properties.
Pineapple contains many enzymes that earn it the nickname the "burn fat" fruit.
Be careful, however, to enjoy its detox virtues, it is necessary to eat fresh pineapple. Avoid canned and industrial juices.
6. The apple
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away forever." No need to detail the benefits of the apple on health as they are well recognized.
To take full advantage, be sure to eat the skin. This fruit is particularly loaded with pesticides, so be sure to buy organic.
Certainly, after overeating, we prefer to have fresh breath and garlic is probably the last food that we want to eat…
Yet garlic contains selenium and allicin, two nutrients that help the liver in the process of detoxification.
Do you like to eat spicy foods? That's good, turmeric has recognized anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
It would have the peculiarity to cure diseases of the liver. Some powerful turmeric-based drinks: turmeric tonic, golden milk, etc.
Grapefruit is very low in calories (unless you add sugar, of course!) And is often offered as part of a slimming diet.
Rich in vitamin B5, this citrus fruit contains a flavonoid component that allows the liver to burn fat rather than storing it.
10. Cider vinegar
Did you know that women of North Africa do detox treatments with apple cider vinegar?
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it prevents microbes from accumulating in the intestines and reduces the sensation of bloating.