A great way to continue that ahhh-mazing feeling you get from doing a cleanse, is to pair up your diet with naturally cleansing beautifoods.
Here is our top eight natural cleansing beautifoods that’ll have you feeling like you can tackle whatever the world decides to throw at you that day! All of these except garlic are perfect in a juice or smoothie.
Apples are high in pectin, which is a type of fibre that helps eliminate toxic build up in your body, while also working to clean out your intestines. Add apples to smoothies/ juices or enjoy one whole!
Beets contain numerous natural plant compounds that purify your blood, as well as cleansing your liver. Don’t be worried if things start to come out of you all pinky and red – it’s perfectly natural!
Cabbage contains a multitude of anticancer and antioxidant compounds that help the liver to break down excess hormones, as well as strengthening the liver’s ability to detoxify. Not only that, cabbage works to cleanse out the digestive tract and neutralizes some of the damaging properties found in cigarette smoke (and second-hand smoke).
Garlic has a multitude of antibacterial properties. It works to eliminate harmful intestinal parasites and viruses in your body, especially from your blood and intestines. Add it to pasta, juices or even eat one raw!
Adding some ginger to your diet will reduce feelings of nausea, and help beat feelings of indigestion, bloating and gas. Not only that, ginger is high in antioxidants and will help boost your immune system.
High in Vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit helps speed up the natural cleansing processes of the liver. Enjoy a small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice and it will help boost production of the liver detoxification enzymes that work to rid your body of toxins.
Kale is filled with minerals, such as iron, calcium and potassium, as well as being high in fibre – which helps cleanse your intestines. Eat raw, add to juices, steam it with garlic or olive oil.
Lemons are a great way to detoxify your liver, because they contain high amounts of Vitamin C, which are needed by the body to produce glutathione. Glutathione helps the liver in eliminating harmful chemicals by itself. Add it water for some extra flavour. Add the zest for a boost of calcium.