Foods that help your body heal
What is one of the best ways to help detoxify your body? The first place to start is with food. These foods help your body eliminate toxins and provide other positive health benefits.
Cruciferous and Leafy vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, spinach, kale, radish, and turnips have anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects and are high in fiber.
Lemons can protect liver function and prevent stress related damage.
Avocados contain antioxidants, and fatty acids that help protect against damage by chemicals.
Green Tea which is high in antioxidants, and shown to boost production of detoxification enzymes.
Apples are rich in soluble fiber pectin and help purge toxins like mercury and lead, from the bloodstream and lower LDL cholesterol.
Garlic inhibits the activation of carcinogens, enhances detoxification and even protects DNA.
Turmeric which aids digestion, has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antioxidant, antiseptic, and helps protect the heart, liver, and kidneys. Mix the yellow spice, fresh or dried with black pepper, which helps absorption, into all sorts of foods.
Beets contain high levels of antioxidants, and has been found to amplify enzymes that support the liver and aid in detoxification.
Blueberries are nutrient-dense and a source of antioxidants.
Cilantro has been found to enhance mercury excretion and decrease lead absorption.
Ginger aids digestion and elimination of waste, and protects against oxidative stress.
Probiotics or good gut bacteria, aid your intestines as they release toxins and waste products. Foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir and pickled veggies are great probiotic food examples.
There are prebiotic foods, which fuel good gut bacteria, such as onions, leeks, Jicama, and asparagus.
Foods to avoid, these tend to have high concentrations of toxins, and cancer causing agents.
Most fish are high in mercury and plastic chemicals. Choose wild salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring instead.
Processed meats, like bacon, lunchmeat, and hot dogs were classified in 2015 by the World Health Organization as carcinogenic.
Cow’s milk, which contains powerful growth hormones, and up to 20 different chemicals. Choose plant based milk instead, like cashew, or almond milk.
Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) which contain toxic chemicals. Primary GMO foods in the USA are corn, soybeans, canola, sugar beets, papaya, and cottonseed oil. Many processed foods contain GM corn and soy. Avoid GMO foods by steering clear of these ingredients unless they are organic or certified non-GMO.
Helping your body heal by consuming foods like fruits, vegetables and herbs and avoiding toxins and GMO’s is a good idea in any diet plan, especially a gluten free lifestyle.
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Health & Wellness Tips by Julie Semones