6 Foods That Detox the Body

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


Your body has a natural detoxification system which is constantly working on eliminating toxins and other dangerous invaders which intend to harm your body.

There are a lot of foods that can help in giving your body a boost in the detoxification process. Read further to know about a few of these foods.


Regular consumption of such foods proves to be much more effective in eliminating toxins, than the detox programmes and supplements available in the market. Apart from detoxing these foods have other health benefits as well.



1. Fruits



Fruits have a higher content of water while compared to other foods hence helping your body in flushing out toxins efficiently. Fruits are easily digestible and also have a good composition of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and nutrients.


2. Garlic


Garlic is easily one of the best detoxing foods in the market. It helps in stimulating your liver to produce detoxification enzymes that filter out toxic residue that gets sedimented in your digestive system. Adding a little garlic to your everyday cooked food should do the trick.



3. Broccoli Sprouts


Having extremely high antioxidants, broccoli sprouts have the unparalleled ability to stimulate detoxification enzymes at a cellular level. Broccoli sprouts are considered more healthy than fully grown broccoli.


4. Green Tea


Green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants. It helps wash out all the antioxidant content from your system. Green tea is rich in a specific antioxidant called catechins which are known to help with our liver functions.


5. Mung Beans


This has been the preferred detoxification solution of ayurvedic doctors for as long as we know it. Mung beans are easily digestible and also absorb toxic residue from your intestine wall easily.


6. Seeds and Nuts


Make sure your diet has a considerable number of nuts and seeds every day. A few of the prominent options would be walnut, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, Siberian cedar nuts, sunflower seeds and almonds. Make it a habit to eat them raw and avoid nut butter.

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