It’s the beginning of a new year, and the end of the period of over-indulgence that spans from late November until early January. Before you do something dramatic, like start a juice cleanse, consider adding some of these naturally detoxifying foods to your diet.
Broccoli helps the body eliminate toxins while providing a healthy dose of vitamins.
Cucumbers are high in water content, and flush out the system.
Cauliflower has anti-inflammatory properties, and is also an anti-oxidant.
Grapefruit is high in fiber, and helps to prevent the formation of kidney stones, and lower cholesterol. It is also a digestive aid.
Lentils are also high in fiber, which aids in elimination, as well as lowering blood sugar.
Sunflower seeds are high in vitamin E and selenium, which helps the liver filter toxins. They are also known to prevent arterial buildup.
Adding these foods to your diet will kick start a healthy eating plan for 2013!
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