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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Detoxing Naturally

Our bodies do have the ability to naturally de-tox, and we know when we need to do a little cleansing. Beets offer antioxidants and they cleanse the intestines, blood and liver, which helps battle the effects of alcohol. Start roasting and fixing salads with this gorgeous, delicious veggie.

Oatmeal, peas, beans, apples, pears, strawberries all provide soluble fiber -- that's right, the kind of fiber that soaks up toxins in the intestines and then carries them out of your system. What a relief!

And some of my real faves -- asparagus, avocado, potatoes (boiled with their skin), raw spinach, okra, walnuts and chicken all contain glutathione, which aids in the removal of fat-soluble toxins. And finally, don't forget the old stand-bys: cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli which all contain glucosinolates, which aid the liver in detoxifying chemicals, drugs and pollutants.

If you're feeling sluggish, and your skin needs re-charging, you probably need to pay more attention to what you're eating. Give your bod a healthy dose of all this good food and you'll FEEL and SEE the difference within a few days. bon appetit.


Anonymous oldmanlincoln said...

My daughter became a vegetarian several years ago and says her eating style helped her a lot.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Although my diet is not strictly vegan, I'm moving more in that direction...I love the flavors of fresh organic veggies, fruits, nuts, quinoa, and preparing all this good stuff in the kitchen. My latest thing is to "buy local" and that's been rewarding on many levels.

Glad to hear your daughter's system responded well. Thanks for visiting.

9:13 AM  

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