How to Detox Your Body With These 8 Leafy Greens

How to Detox Your Body With These 8 Leafy Greens
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We all know that leafy greens are good for our health. They are typically low in calories, low in fat, high in protein per calorie, high in dietary fiber, high in iron and calcium, and very high in other vitamins and minerals. In this article I am going to explain you how to use 8 leafy greens to detox your body.

Detox is a subject close to my heart and I’ve already written several articles about this subject such as the 6 secrets of a successful detox program and 6 ways your body detoxifies itself. Detox has many benefits: improving the digestive process, increasing stamina, energizing the body and much more. Detox program is not about fasting or starvation. For me detox brings up images of health, vitality and good look– which are the reasons why so many of us try to carry it out. This article introduces leafy green vegetables that help detox your body and how you can incorporate them in your diet.

So help detox your body with these leafy greens:

1. Watercress
This is a good skin detoxifier. It’s rich in sulfur, which aids protein absorption, blood purification, cell building, and promotes healthy skin and hair. You can add watercress to freshly prepared smoothies to detox and boost clear skin.

2. Mustard Greens
The antioxidant beta-carotene and the vitamins C and K help neutralize toxins and remove them from the body, providing effective detox support. Add raw mustard greens to salads or smoothies.

3. Arugula
Sulphurous chemicals in arugula stimulate circulation, strengthen the liver, and have mild diuretic and laxative properties. Eat raw and fresh, as arugula begins to lose its nutrients soon after picking.

4. Dandelion
Think about dandelion as a superfood rather than a weed. It can be used as a diuretic and liver cleanser. It helps clear inflammation and congestion of the liver and gallbladder. It’s also a natural source of potassium, which makes it a safe and gentle diuretic. Fresh or dried, all parts of the plant can be brewed into a refreshing tea that has diuretic properties.

5. Nettle
This is another weed that is used to benefit the blood and treat urinary tract infections. It has diuretic effect and keeps water flowing through the kidneys and bladder, washing bacteria away. The iron content also makes it a great blood builder. Steep fresh or dried nettles in hot water for 10-15 minutes for a detoxifying, diuretic tea.

6. Chicory
It is a natural diuretic and mildly laxative. As a good source of dietary fiber, it helps remove toxins from the blood and tissues. Add it raw and fresh to salads or smoothies, or fill the curved shape of the leaves with different toppings or stuffing made of rice and vegetables, and serve them as a finger food.

7. Cabbage
Is known to clear the blood, supports liver detoxification and boosts skin health. Its bitterness stimulates gastric juices to digest food more effectively, and it is also a mild diuretic. It is also fiber rich and promotes bowel regularity. The juice is especially good for the skin, or you can use it in salads, or use the leaves as wraps and fill with rice, beans or vegetables. Cabbage is part of the cruciferous family, and you can read more about the health benefits of this group in my previous article.

8. Lettuce
Lettuce has diuretic effect, and its watery nature helps flush toxins from the body. Add fresh to salads or smoothies.

If you are interested in detoxifying your body, you can find more useful information in my e-book The Detox Guide. This e-book will teach you how to use detox to cleanse and energize your body naturally and safely:

The Detox Guide

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5 Responses to How to Detox Your Body With These 8 Leafy Greens

  1. shari morgan says:

    Very interested in learning more about vatious herbs that are healing agents. Also to add them to my daily smoothie and meals

  2. Surendra Singh Pathani says:

    Thank You all by sharing your ideas in a healthy way

  3. Akinsuyi Godwin says:

    I love the way you explain into detail but my problem is l don’t really know most of the herbs and where to get them.

  4. Ade says:

    Pls can u help me out.What is Nettles? thanks.

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