🤔 I’ve been thinking a lot recently about detox foods that help us fight against environmentally-driven illnesses—the chronic conditions that either come about or become worse as a result of exposures to toxins in our air, water, food, homes, and workplaces.
One big part of prevention is minimizing our exposure to environmental chemicals and environmental toxins (I shared this in a previous post).
But 100% avoidance of toxins is never possible. That’s why the other big part of prevention is supporting our body’s inherent ability to metabolize, detoxify, and eliminate toxins EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
🧩One of my favorite way to do that?
With foods. 🥑🫐🍅🥕🥦
Here are 5 delicious detox foods to support everyday detoxification:
🥬 Green Leafy Vegetables
Leafy greens are rich in minerals and antioxidants and one of the best detox foods. Some of the best to support detoxification include kale, watercress, arugula, and cilantro.
🥦 Cruciferous Veggies
Broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are rich in a compound called sulforaphane that has powerful antioxidant actions.
🧄 Onions and Garlic
Onions, garlic, and leeks are good sources of sulfur, helping to support liver detoxification pathways.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and can be easily added to warm or cool water for detox support.
The deep blue and purple colors of berries are a result of powerful antioxidant compounds called anthocyanins also one the best detox foods.
If you are interested in supporting your body to be as resilient as possible in the face of our increasingly toxic world, watch for my next post. I’ll be sharing some everyday detox habits that will work synergistically with these detox foods!