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Recent studies show that the alcohol consumption increases with age, according to a 2011 study by Institute of Alcohol Studies Nearly two thirds of adults drink alcohol at least once a week. If you want to cleanse yourself without loads of torturous exercise, here’s 8 foods to help you clear out the toxins and detoxify your body.

Grapefruit

This vitamin C rich citrus fruit is packed with fat burning phytochemicals and antioxidants. It’s composed of 91% water so it’s excellent for hydration and flushing out toxins, while reducing appetite too. It’s also high in fiber which is highly beneficial for digestion.

Avacado

One study took just over 17,500 people and compared the avocado eaters to those who did not eat avocado’s and the results were quite shocking. Those who consumed avocado were healthier than those who didn’t in key areas. On average, those who ate avocado had 36% more dietary fiber, 23% more vitamin E, 13% more magnesium and 16% more potassium than those who were avacado free. Another study in The Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry fed a selection of different fruits to a group of rats with liver damage. It was shown the best fruit of the 22 was avacado for repairing damage to the liver.

8 Great Foods to Detoxify Your Body

Asparagus

Known to cure hangovers, asparagus is a superfood in a special way! Comprised of amino acids and minerals asparagus can cure hangover symptoms while protecting the liver against toxins. Asparagus is also an excellent diuretic, so it will help release toxins through urination.

Broccoli

Research from Johns Hopkins University found that these vegetables are high in sulforaphane, a compound known to help detoxify the body and has even been shown to reduce cancer risk. Cruciferous vegetables are hugely healthy and generally the darker the green the more nutrient dense it is. Don’t forget, the best way to preserve the quality of vegetable is steaming, boiling can reduce the nutrition in the food.

8 Great Foods to Detoxify Your Body

8 Great Foods to Detoxify Your Body

Salmon and Fatty Fish

Salmon is one of the best foods on this list, not just for it’s nutritional profile but it’s amazing ability to help the body pump blood. The body doesn’t naturally produce omega 3s so it’s important to get them from food, wild salmon contains both omega 3s — DHA and EPA — that help with brain, nerve and eye development.

Make sure not to buy farmed salmon, although cheaper it has a far less quality diet than it’s wild counterpart, making it much less nutritious.

Lemon

Citrus fruits are high in the aptly names antioxidant de-limonene, a compound the liver uses to facilitate the expulsion of toxins It is also rich in nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and fibre. Just grate a little lemon peel into water a squeeze the juice in and sip on cleansing lemon water throughout the day, refreshing.

8 Great Foods to Detoxify Your Body

Refreshing

Tomatoes

Consuming foods high in antioxidants, like tomatoes, can actually protect skin from the inside. A recent study showed that participants who ate a diet rich in tomato developed sunburn a third less on average than those who didn’t eat any. Lycopene is an antioxidant found in tomato, specifically in the red pigment, that is found to protect and repair the body from damage caused by a multiple diseases.

Garlic

Garlic helps the liver produce detoxification enzymes while reducing lead levels in the blood by nearly one fifth, It also reduced some signs of toxicity, including headaches and blood pressure, it’s also rich in antioxidants that support the body.

Garlic is also age defying, it reduces oxidative damage from free radicals contributing to the ageing process. So drink from the fountain of youth, by eating lots of garlic.

Hopefully these great detox foods have helped with your next shopping list, comment and share foods that make you feel great and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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