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The Best Foods You Need For A Spring Cleanse

When spring arrives our body is looking forward to a spring cleanse.  The mineral-rich vegetables arriving in the spring are very helpful for detoxing.  As we know: Nature does know best!

Here are seventeen of the best and favorite foods to easily include in your spring cleanse menu.

The foods best for a spring cleanse are usually…

  • Alkaline forming
  • Easy to digest
  • High fiber content
  • Nourish cleansing systems or organs
  • High water content
  • Full of anti-inflammatories
  • Full of antioxidants
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1.  Dandelions are a powerful food that helps detox the liver.

  • Their roots and leaves feed the liver and help assist cleansing.
  • Very stimulating for the digestive juices, helps the digestion of fats.
  • They contain 48 substances that support your body to detox naturally.
  • Eat dandelion greens in the spring before they get too bitter in the summer.

2. Asparagus helps cleanse the kidneys and reduces water retention.

  • Contains inulin which promotes the growth and activity of friendly bacteria in the intestines making it difficult for unfriendly bacteria to grow.
  • Food highest in glutathione, an important anti-carcinogen.

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3. Spinach is rich in Anti-Cancer and Anti-inflammatory antioxidants.

  • Good source omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Alkalizes the body.

4. Lemons are a powerful detoxing fruit, containing lots of vitamin C which helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that’s easily flushed away.

  • Your liver is your largest cleansing organ, and loves lemons!
  • They are the most alkaline forming food.
  • Main ingredient of Master Cleanse (Lemonade Diet).

5. Radishes have a sulfurous mustard oil in them that stimulates the circulation system as well as the liver and kidneys to help with a detox.

  • Very good for the skin because of high sulfur, silicon and vitamin C content.
  • A good source of fibre.

6. Nettles are a super detox food that strengthens the liver, adrenal glands and kidneys.

  • Rich in minerals
  • Can ease seasonal allergy symptoms
  • The stinging parts are destroyed during cooking.Spring Cleanse

7. Green tea helps flush toxins out of the system with antioxidant catechins, which increase liver function.

  • Is full of polyphenols which produce extra heat in the body and burn calories so you can lose weight.

8. Green Peas are an easy to digest vegetable and they eliminate efficiently.

  • Provide useful vegan protein to substitute for heavier proteins.
  • Rich in anti-oxidents including flavinoids, carotenoids,  phenolic acids and polyphenols

9. Fresh coriander leaves have been clinically proven to remove mercury.
This healing herb:

  • Lowers blood sugar.
  • Lowers bad cholesterol.
  • Improves eye health.

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10. Celery has anti-cancer compounds.

  • Active phthalides relax artery walls to reduce blood pressure.
  • Is a negative calorie food.
  • The high fiber assists colon cleansing and weight loss.
  • proven to protect liver cells from the damaging effects of alcohol and other toxins.

11. Artichokes are wonderful food for the liver and the gallbladder.

  • They help detox harmful chemicals.
  • Lowers high blood pressure.

12. Sesame seeds are a good source of easy to digest protein.

  • Are full of amino acids called methionine and tryptophan, which helps the liver and kidneys to function and detox effectively.
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13. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that increases anti-inflammatory enzymes in the liver.

  • Turmeric powder has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
  • Improves Phase II liver detoxification. Reduced Phase II detoxification is associated with environmental sensitivities, fibromyalgia and CFS.
  • Helps detoxify the blood.
  • High content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins.
  • Helps keep blood pressure low because of its high potassium content by opening up blood vessels.

14.  Citrus Fruits are high vitamin C needed to make glutathione which feeds liver.

  • Reduces mucous.
  • High amounts of pectin which is good for cleansing.

15.  Cabbage activates detoxifying enzymes in the liver.

16.  Garlic: Antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-cancer, garlic can clearly be named a powerfood.

  • Garlic contains specific antioxidants and substances that play an important role in natural detoxification.

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17. Pineapple helps cleanse and tone the pores in your lungs, which directly affect the elasticity of your lung sacs.

  • Contains the enzyme bromelin, which helps expel intestinal worms from your lung pores.
  • The bromelain is great for digestion.

Plus: Raw veggies are highly alkalizing and high in fiber, which helps cleanse the colon. Plus high sulphur vegetables (onions, carrots, artichoke, asparagus, kale, and beets) helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.

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Want To Learn More About A Spring Cleanse?

  • Best time to detox.
  • Different kinds of detoxes.
  • Foods and activities essential for a detox.
  • Advanced detoxes.

This post was part of a one-hour video training called How To Detox With A Spring Cleanse. You can watch it here.

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By | 2017-10-29T15:39:40+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Health Tips, Nutrition|3 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

3 Comments

  1. Reshma April 16, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I use turmeric for lot of purposes, its anti septic and medicinal properties help cure many problems, thanks for the informative article,i found some more foods.

  2. Randy Fritz April 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    WE are happy you get get use from turmeric. Thanks Reshma.

  3. Valerie Forest May 10, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    When I was in the Philippines, for half a year, I lived there with astonishment. I was amazed seeing the backyard of my Granny full of spinach or known as “alugbati”. I am so glad that our Grandma lives a healthy lifestyle and it reflects to her condition now. Accordingly, cancer is the 2nd common cause of death in the State. I wish that people will live like her to avoid cancer by eating spinach due to its anti-cancer and anti-inflammation properties. I was also mesmerized when she ate garlic clove because of its potent health benefits. She remained living in traditional era which is great by the way. Recently, I have sent her garlic supplements to prohibit from having a bad breath because it is burpless.

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