Top 20 Cleansing Foods

The Top 20 Cleansing Foods

A list and info graphic of the top 20 body cleansing foods whether for general health, or complete detox. Body cleansing can instantly improve your health. Cleansing and detox can be used interchangeably.

Body cleansing aids with allergies, fatigue and chronic health problems.

Top 20 Cleansing Foods

Top 20 Cleansing Foods

  1. Almonds
  2. Apples
  3. Artichokes
  4. Bananas
  5. Beets
  6. Blueberries
  7. Cabbage
  8. Carrots
  9. Celery and Celery Seed
  10. Cherries
  11. Cranberries
  12. Flax seeds and Flax seed oil
  13. Garlic
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Kale
  16. Legumes
  17. Lemons
  18. Onions
  19. Watercress
  20. Watermelon

Once you’ve improved your diet by incorporating as many of the above cleansing foods as possible, consider some other ways to cleanse.

Take a Cleansing Bath

A 20 to 30 minute bath can do wonders. To warm water, add 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup aluminum free baking soda. The combination of the warm water, Epsom salt and baking soda draws out toxins. Our skin is responsible for about 10 percent of toxin elimination.

Avoid GMO Foods

The harmful effects of genetically modified (GMO) food are becoming known far and wide. GMO foods are largely untested and have many potential side effects for your body. A good cleansing tip is to avoid any foods containing corn or soy, as these are nearly always GMO.

Take A Deep Breath

Oxygenate your cells and enable your system to remove waste products with deep breathing. Deep breathing can also reduce stress and help with the symptoms of depression. Start by spending 2 to 3 minutes deep breathing each day and you will immediately notice a difference. Learn more: Proper Powerful Breathing.

Avoid Processed Foods

You would most likely be surprised to learn what goes into processed foods. Most of them are full of sweeteners, preservatives and other additives. Your liver gets the job of processing all this junk. Give your body a break and stick to a diet of natural, whole foods.

Bonus Recipe: Herb Cleansing Salad Dressing

3/4 cup cold pressed flax seed oil (make sure it is refrigerated)Foods containing lutein
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Dash cayenne pepper

Whisk all ingredients together. Or place in a jar and shake well. Pour over fresh mesclun salad greens (mixed baby greens).

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing