Dark leafy greens – These plants are fiber dense and great for scrubbing the gut. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants the body needs to build strong immune systems. Kale and spinach are a couple of my favorites.
Chia – The first time I heard of chia seeds were form the commercial trying to market them as they grew on items for children toys. I have since added them as a regular part of my nutritional intake. Chia seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein. It is amazing to watch them when they get wet and go from crunchy to a pudding like substance. When these lil powerful seeds are digested they really get in there and collect toxins and cleanse the body. Chia seeds can be added to just about anything. I have heard that ancient tribes would take a hand full of chia seeds and go for a day’s run. Chia seeds
Garlic – This is a powerful superfood. It really helps support the your liver and it is vital in the natural detoxification process. Of course I have found that garlic is great to get rid of a lil itch in the back of my throat. Chewing the piece of raw garlic is not pleasant but I have found it to be very effective and I prefer this over getting heavily medicated or having to get a shot in the rump. Garlic is great for also adding some extra kick or flavor to a dish.
Wheatgrass – When I first heard of wheat grass I just thought it was for those folks that were really crazy about their health and that only folks on the west coast drank wheatgrass shots. Of course being from Mississippi it is very rare to find a place that sells wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is a great pick me up and really helps in the area of restoring your body’s alkalinity. If you don’t have a placed that sells wheatgrass you can get it in your Shakeology. Wheatgrass
Lemons and Grapefruits – These fruits are high in vitamin C and they both help your body’s alkalinity. Most folks would think that these fruits are acidic yet they help detoxify the liver and help balance your internal pH.
Water – Water is an excellent detoxifier. The benefits of water are vast. We are usually having a water challenge or something fun to help others make sure they are staying hydrated. Just because you are not thirsty does not mean that you are not dehydrated. Of course most studies will say that you should drink about 8 cups of water a day, but if you are exercising, working outside in the heat, or doing something to sweat you just might would to kick that number of glasses up a notch.
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