Health is wealth as we all know. As a Physician, the importance of staying fit and healthy cannot be over emphasised. Taking good care of your body will help it function properly and will reduce or eliminate visits to the doctor as well as expenses on medications. Let's look at detoxification briefly as a means of keeping our organs in good shape!
Detoxification or detoxication (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver..(wikipedia)
(Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. )
Find below three super foods that will keep you detoxified when included as part of your diet.
1. Garlic Help Detoxifies The Body
Very few people know the importance of including Garlic in their meals. It contains numerous sulfur-containing compounds that activate the liver enzymes responsible forflushing out toxins from the body.
This bulbous food condiment also contains allicin and selenium which are two powerful nutrients proven to help protect the liver from
toxic damage, and aid it in the detoxification.
2.How Green Tea Helps To Detoxify The Body
Many Nutraceutical company have stated promoting the use of green tea in weight management and detoxification process. It is loaded with catechins – a plant antioxidant
that has been proven in researches to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. This powerful herbal beverage also protects the liver against toxins that would otherwise accumulate and cause serious damage.
3. Detox Properties of Lemon
Lemons are quite great and taste really nice. I remember those days when I indulge in them. Start your day with some warm lemon water when the liver is most active.
Lemon water is a powerful liver detoxifier and contains numerous anti-cancer compounds. If you are the type that carries water around, add some dashes of lemon juice to your water throughout the day.
Detoxification is simple. Here's a simple recipe for a very effective type of detoxifying.
Grate the ginger into a transparent jug, slice half (or a whole ) cucumber, slice a whole lemon(or lime) and put them all together. Fill with water and keep refrigerated. Keep adding water when you use. Discard after 2 days!
You'd feel fresh and healthy.
What other recipes have you tried? There are loads of them!
Agege Ebaide Sandra
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