Our bodies are always detoxing – often for us. Your liver, kidneys and skins (to name a few) are on a continuous flushing cycle to keep you healthy and disease free. But that doesn’t mean you should put your organs on overdrive.
Incorporate foods that help and facilitate the toxin flushing, ideally in the morning. Try these top 8 morning detox foods, one by one, or if you’re feeling creative, in combination with one another to boost your body’s detoxifying process and toxin-fighting organs.
For such a simple drink, lemon water packs a seriously impressive punch. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning aids is key digestion and detoxification as it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps to keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly.
Acids and enzymes found in lemon water stabilize your insulin levels and stimulate the overall detoxification of your body and skin.
Your liver is responsible for over 500 functions within your body, many of which are responsible for detoxifying the body. Packed with iron, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants, beets are one the liver’s best resources for maintaining optimal detoxification.
Try adding fresh beet juices to your morning juice or smoothie! This will kick your liver into high gear first thing in the morning, ensuring that you rev up your body’s detoxification bright and early.
Carrot juice is a strong liver-cleaning food that breaks down toxins in your liver and releases them quickly into your kidneys and intestines to be quickly eliminated. Often known as the “miracle juice,” carrot juice is loaded with live enzyme and antioxidant compounds called carotenes that deliver highly absorbable detoxifying nutrients.