Top 5 Detoxifying Foods & Herbs

by on November 19th, 2010 at 7:00 am

Everyday toxins, such as preservatives and additives in the foods we eat, air pollutants and other carcinogens are detrimental to our health and regrettably inescapable.

Our skin is the body’s first line of defense, and unfortunately it can become damaged through improper care. Toxins can enter through the skin’s surface and cause inflammation of hair follicles, bacterial infections or even form painful boils.

Luckily, our bodies have been designed to ward off these toxins by creating barriers and even inducing sneezing and sweating to help get rid of foreign particles. Though our bodies do a very good job detoxifying themselves, there are ways to help. Incorporating herbs and certain foods into your diet can help to prevent skin infections, bowel issues and many other ailments.

Below are 5 herbs and foods that can help your body detox.

Beetroot – A beetroot is rich in folic acid, very low in calories and is said to contain loads of antioxidants, which help fight certain types of cholesterol.

Flaxseed- Flaxseed is very inexpensive and can be added to breads, oatmeal or even as a topping for cereal. Due to the high levels of fiber in flaxseed, it has been known to have laxative properties and helps to detoxify the digestive system by ensuring proper waste elimination.

Garlic- Garlic is an essential detoxifier due to its antiviral, antiseptic and antibiotic properties. It can also reduce blood pressure and balance blood sugar levels, which is vital for a healthy body. Garlic can be eaten a number of ways; however, you must know that garlic needs to be sliced, cooked or chewed before its healing abilities become activated.

Nettle- Nettle is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant that helps to cleanse the urinary system and help prevent any recurring urinary issues. Nettle is known as a mild diuretic, is high in vitamins and minerals, including iron and aids in blood purification. Often, nettle can be found in tea form.

Dandelion- Dandelion is used as a cleanser for the gallbladder and liver. It is also a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, D, C, and B, plus iron, silicon, magnesium, zinc and manganese. Dandelion reduces inflammation and infection and can even aid movement in your bowels because it helps the gallbladder produce bile.

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6 Responses to “Top 5 Detoxifying Foods & Herbs”

  1. Lili Babcock Hyatt

    Nov 22nd, 2010

    how can i get these things i would love some dandelion..

    • B. Chancey

      Nov 22nd, 2010

      Hey Lili! You can find Dandelion tea in your local supermarket in the tea and coffee aisle. Also, we carry a product called Detox Drops, one of the ingredients is dandelion- it helps with detoxification and toxin elimination. Thanks for the comment, I hope this helps!

  2. Dan Kern CCHT

    Nov 22nd, 2010

    The five Herbs mentioned are great. I promote build, Balance, and detox daily. I was unaware of the Beetroot, thanks.
    Dan Kern CCHT

  3. B. Brown

    Nov 30th, 2010

    Fantastic post! I was also surprised to see the beetroot on the list. Thanks!

  4. Detox tips

    Oct 11th, 2011

    Detox tips needed please!?

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