Great news! There are plenty of deliciously satisfying detoxifying foods to add to your diet this holiday season. A detox is the body’s natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body through the liver and the colon. Toxins include anything that can potentially harm body tissue, including waste products that result from normal cell activity to human-made toxins that we are exposed to in our environment, food, and water. Not only are there foods to aid in this process, but the same foods may also keep you energized through the holiday festivities.
Looking for a metabolism boost? A dash of delicious cinnamon is full of iron, calcium and manganese. Manganese is great for helping your body process fatty acids and keep blood sugar levels stable. Try topping your next smoothie off with a dash of cinnamon.
You know the saying, an apple a day in fact does keep the doctor away after all. Apples are nutrient-rich, plus they contain pectin, a fiber that helps remove food additives and metals from your system. Enjoy 50 Cent’s Candy Shop Nutrition Shake for an apple based smoothie.
Replace those boring old school raisins with Goji berries to boost your vitamin C and beta-carotene intake. Vitamin C can help remove toxins from your body, while beta-carotene may improve liver performance. Add Goji berries to your next smoothie bowl.
Water may often be overlooked, but is extremely important to keep our organs functioning properly and for flushing toxins out of your body.
Keep these detoxifying foods in mind as you look for ways to stay energized throughout the holiday season!