Five foods to cleanse your system
It is that time of year again; everyone’s doing a detox or cleanse. That’s right! The post season is all about lightening the load from our bodies and to clear things out. Here are 5 fabulous foods that will help your body detoxify and cleanse.
1. Nuts and Seeds
Try almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and flax seeds for a healthy snack. Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of fiber that assists in proper excretion and elimination. This is a great food to cleanse your system!
2. Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits contain a wide variety of phytonutrients that have protective antioxidant properties. They are also a great source of fiber and are high in water content. Non-starchy vegetables provide a wide variety of phytochemicals and fiber, which help to cleanse your system fast!
3. Leafy greens
Leafy greens are the backbone for any good detox! They are packed with fiber, minerals and antioxidants. They also help to cleanse and increase the oxygen in your blood. Add a daily green smoothy to your green intake and try eating leafy salads with every meal.
4. Lemon water
Mix half a lemon into 200 ml of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. A glass of warm lemon water on an empty stomach stimulates your metabolism and helps with digestive issues. Plus, lemons are rich in vitamin C, which boosts your immune system.
Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation and ease digestion. Eat avocado, flax seed oil, hemp oil and extra virgin olive oil which are rich in Omega-3. Best eaten as a salad! You will feel the difference in your body.
Here’s to a happy and cleansed you!