Food & Lifestyle
Updated: January 6, 2021
New Year, New Start
You don’t have to completely change your diet to get healthy. Some foods do the detoxing for you and are still delicious! Scroll down and check out these simple, well-known foods with great health benefits. Add these to any meal and give your body that extra edge in 2021.
Apples are high in pectin, a type of fiber that binds to cholesterol and heavy metals in the body, they help eliminate toxic build up and to cleanse the intestines.
These nutritional powerhouses’ lower cholesterol and dilate blood vessels while blocking artery-destroying toxicity. Avocados contain a nutrient called glutathione, which blocks at least thirty different carcinogens while helping the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals. Need ideas on new ways to integrate Avo’s into meals? Click here
Contains natural aspirin that helps lessen the tissue-damaging effects of chronic inflammation, while lessening pain. Blueberries also act as antibiotics by blocking bacteria in the urinary tract, thereby helping to prevent infections. They also have antiviral properties and help to block toxins from crossing the blood-brain barrier to gain access to the delicate brain.
Eating garlic helps to cleanse harmful bacteria, intestinal parasites and viruses from your body, especially from the blood and intestines. It also helps cleanse build-up from the arteries and has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties that help detoxify the body of harmful substances. Additionally, garlic assists with cleansing the respiratory tract by expelling mucous build-up in the lungs and sinuses. For the health benefits, choose only fresh garlic, not garlic powder, which has virtually none of the above properties.
Seaweed could be the most underrated vegetable in the western world. *Studies at McGill University in Montreal showed that seaweed binds to radioactive waste in the body. Seaweed also binds to heavy metals to help eliminate them from the body. In addition, they are powerhouses of minerals and trace minerals.
If you’re a chocolate addict, we’ve got some good news! Cocoa powder, the raw, unprocessed form of cocoa, is great at combating bloating, adding more fiber into your diet while simultaneously helping those chocolate cravings. For an easy, warm drink, try mixing two tablespoons of cacao powder into hot water for a healthy, filling spin on hot cocoa that packs in 4 grams of fiber.
*For the full McGill Study, click here!
Please note, we’re not experts, and we suggest you consult your physician before starting any diet.