It is a fantastic time for new beginnings. As we start each New Year with brand new hopes and resolutions for a wonderful year, it should also be a top priority to start fresh and give our bodies that boost it needs to clean out all those health-depleting toxins and bring back our energy.

Cleansing our diets of the processed foods, grains, and refined sugars that many of us were tempted with over the last few holiday months can be a huge step towards achieving this. We should focus on filling our fridge and counters with SUPERFOODS… whole, fresh, clean, nutrient-dense, pure foods that will nourish us and help our bodies to remove toxins, rejuvenate, heal, reduce chronic inflammation, and help us lose weight effortlessly while we get clean and radiant! Plant foods are some of the best sources of these nutrients and will help maintain a proper alkaline balance in our bodies for better health.

Filling up on these foods that are rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, chlorophyll, and fiber will help to cleanse our bodies from the heavy load of toxins we are constantly exposed to in our daily lives from all directions – from environmental toxins, food contamination and pesticides, and even emotional stressors like the mental toxicity brought on by stress, working too much, anxiety, depression, and sleep deprivation. These toxins build up in our body and prevent us from being able to cleanse our systems efficiently.

The end result is bloating, sluggishness, fatigue, and immune systems that are not operating at optimum levels.

So spending just a bit of time each day nurturing ourselves with nutrient-dense food can make such a huge difference in our health.

Cleansing Foods Can:

  1. Increase your energy level throughout the entire day
  2. Rid health-destroying toxins from your body and improve digestion
  3. Promote weight loss and boost metabolism
  4. Boost your immunity
  5. Improve the circulation of the blood and lymph system
  6. Boost the effectiveness of your body’s cleansing organs: such as lungs, kidneys, liver, and colon
  7. Give clearer skin
  8. Maintain pH balance in the bloodstream
  9. Help your body to better absorb vitamins and minerals
  10. Reduce stress and increase mental focus

Below is a list of detoxing foods that you can try to incorporate into daily meals. They will help to flush out and remove toxins that have built up in the system. When focusing on detoxing foods it is always wise to also make sure plenty of water is being consumed to help with the flushing process.

Cycle through the list and find ways to add these into smoothies, soups, sauces, tacos, and casseroles. Or juice them and add them to sauces and soups after they are done cooking (as to not heat and destroy the raw enzymes).

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Basil
  • Beets (can juice and add to favorite fruit juices)
  • Blueberries
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Sprouts
  • Cabbage (sauerkraut is a great way to add this in to the diet)
  • Cilantro (add to salsas, guacamoles, tacos, chicken, fish, etc)
  • Cinnamon
  • Cranberries
  • Dandelion
  • Fennel (add to soups and sauces)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Green Tea
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Pineapple
  • Seaweed
  • Turmeric
  • Watercress

Incorporating some of these foods into our diets on a regular basis can help to gently detoxify the body, boost the immune system, and help change eating and health habits for good!