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Top 15 Cleansing Foods

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Top 15 Cleansing Foods

When it comes to cleansing your body of harmful toxins, food really is the best medicine. You’ll be amazed to learn that many of your favorite foods also cleanse the body’s detoxification organs like the liver, intestines, kidneys, and skin, preventing harmful toxic buildup. Help ward off the harmful effects of pollution, food additives, second-hand smoke, and other toxins with delicious fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, and beans.

Apples. Because 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.

Avocados. We rarely think of avocados as a cleansing food but 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.

Beets. Time to whip up some delicious borscht soup since its main ingredient, beets, contain a unique mixture of natural plant compounds that make them superb blood purifiers and liver cleansers.

Blueberries. Truly one of the most powerful healing foods, blueberries contain 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.

Cabbage. Cabbage contains numerous anticancer and antioxidant compounds and helps the liver break down excess hormones. Cabbage also cleanses the digestive tract and neutralizes some of the damaging compounds found in cigarette smoke (and second-hand smoke). It also strengthens the liver’s ability to detoxify.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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8:21AM PDT on Oct 1, 2014

I eat or juice most of these on a regular basis. For those who might balk at seaweed. You can buy powdered or capsuled spirulina and chlorella, both are blue green algae. Do a web search for "health benefits of" these 2 and you will want to include them in your diet. I add a heaping ice tea spoon of each to my morning smoothie.

3:41AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

Thanks!

6:59AM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

Many thanks!

3:32PM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

Thank you
I took notes on this

6:33AM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

Thank you!

1:11AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Thank you!

5:41AM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

Thank you :)

8:24AM PDT on Jun 11, 2014

Thanks for posting

11:35PM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

It is funny, the body itself wants these foods and if you can listen to your "inside" than there is no doubt to eat what is healthy and good for yourself.

5:32AM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

Thanks for sharing

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