If you are not in favour of a detox-diet or going on a liquid-only diet to free your body of toxic built-up, there is an easy way for you. Consciously chosen foods could help you detoxify naturally. If you are wondering which foods can help you do so, here goes the list.
Eggs: Do you have boiled, poached or scrambled eggs for breakfast? If yes, then you are already on the right track. Eggs are a source of first class protein packed with amino acids. When consumed, they help neutralise the toxins in the body and promote production of antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress.
Oats: Apart from being a rich source of antioxidant, oats are also rich in beta glucan, a soluble fibre that helps in elimination of bile from the liver, improves immune functions and metabolism thus, detoxifying naturally.
Onions & garlic: They are a rich source of inulin, a probiotic which helps production of beneficial bacteria in the gut. These bacteria are responsible for overall immune function of the body by keeping your gut healthy and eliminating toxins effectively.
Cruciferous vegetable: Apart from having anti-cancer agents in them, they are also rich in fibre content, hence, having more of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower help aid digestion and in consistent removal of waste and toxins from your body. If you are worried about bloating, try boiling the vegetables first before making a curry.
Foods rich in vitamin-B: Did you know that foods rich in Vitamin B aid in digestion, promote cell growth and improve metabolism? Good metabolism plays a key role in eliminating toxins from the body. Consume foods that include all kinds of Vitamin Bs. Eat bananas for Vitamin B6, poultry and fish for B12 and leafy greens for extra dose of Vitamin B.
Lentils and beans: Lentils and beans are not just good sources of protein but are also packed with micro-nutrients like zinc and manganese that boost metabolism of liver and in turn help get rid of toxins by keeping your gut healthy.
Citrus fruits: Gorge on fruits like oranges, sweet lime, lemons often. These fruits are packed with antioxidants which help your body to detoxify naturally by promoting production of certain enzymes that help the body to get rid of toxic built-up.
Yogurt: Your gut would thank you if you increase your intake of yogurt, which is rich in probiotics. This would boost production of good bacteria, which acts as the first line of defence to the toxins present in GI tract and aids digestion and metabolism to ensure natural detoxification.