Our bodies are always detoxing – often for us. Your liver, kidneys and skins (to name a few) are on a continuous flushing cycle to keep you healthy and disease free. But that doesn’t mean you should put your organs on overdrive.
Incorporate foods that help and facilitate the toxin flushing, ideally in the morning. Try these top 8 morning detox foods, one by one, or if you’re feeling creative, in combination with one another to boost your body’s detoxifying process and toxin-fighting organs.
For such a simple drink, lemon water packs a seriously impressive punch. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning aids is key digestion and detoxification as it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps to keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly.
Acids and enzymes found in lemon water stabilize your insulin levels and stimulate the overall detoxification of your body and skin.
Your liver is responsible for over 500 functions within your body, many of which are responsible for detoxifying the body. Packed with iron, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants, beets are one the liver’s best resources for maintaining optimal detoxification.
Try adding fresh beet juices to your morning juice or smoothie! This will kick your liver into high gear first thing in the morning, ensuring that you rev up your body’s detoxification bright and early.
Carrot juice is a strong liver-cleaning food that breaks down toxins in your liver and releases them quickly into your kidneys and intestines to be quickly eliminated. Often known as the “miracle juice,” carrot juice is loaded with live enzyme and antioxidant compounds called carotenes that deliver highly absorbable detoxifying nutrients.
Dandelion Root Tea
Dandelions help break down and store amino acids, synthesize and metabolize fats and cholesterol – all of which are essential to liver detoxification. Plus, dandelions aid our digestive system by stimulating and maintaining the proper flow of bile.
Dandelion tea can be conveniently found at your local health food store. Depending on the dosage that you find on the box, starting off with one cup first thing the in morning is a good rule of thumb.
Turmeric Golden Milk
Turmeric is well-known for its medicinal properties. Golden milk is an easy and effective to incorporate its benefits on a daily basis!
Turmeric milk is a great over detoxify by aiding blood purification and removing impurities. Plus, it is infamous for its liver detoxifying properties. Here’s a simple, standard turmeric golden milk recipe that’ll kick your body’s detoxification process into high gear.
- 2 cups of milk or homemade coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric (where to find it)
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon (where to find it)
- 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste
- Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption)
- Tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour all the ingredients into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium until hot, but not boiling. Enjoy!
Parsley juice is a highly potent and concentrated way to ingest parley’s rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. It is most celebrated as a key addition to your body’s detoxification process, due to its kidney and liver-cleansing abilities.
Parsley juice is generally considered too powerful on its own. To ensure that you drink it on a daily basis, try mixing it with other well-known detoxifying fresh fruit and vegetable juices, like watermelon, celery, carrot, cucumber and lemon. Better yet, get creative and switch up the combinations to keep your diet stimulating and exciting.
Ground Flax Seed Water
Flaxseeds are an excellent source of fiber that is essential to a healthy digestive system. With both soluble and insoluble, flax seeds stimulate bowel movements and remove toxic waste built up in the.
Plus, slow down your digestive process, aiding your body’s nutrient absorption. This can be an essential addition to a detoxification process, keeping you fuller, longer – this is ideal when you are detoxing to help with weight loss.
To incorporate ground flaxseed into your morning routine, try soaking them to your cereal, morning smoothie, or simply by adding it to water!
Prune juice has countless wondrous effects on the body, especially in terms of its detoxifying effects. Prunes high inpotassium, iron and beta carotene and antioxidants. However, its true detoxifying power lie in its high fiber content to flush out waste in your colon. This translates to regular bowl movements and lower cholesterol and sugar levels.
Prune juice can be enjoyed on its own or added as a detoxifying-booster to fresh juices and smoothies. Whether you enjoy the taste or are looking to mask and hide it, adding prune juice into your regular morning routine cycle is a great toxin-elimator.