Fats and Oils
Natural fats and oils like extra virgin olive oil and organic coconut oil provide energy for the detox and biotransformation processes.
Nuts and Seeds
Try almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and flax seeds for a healthy snack. Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of fiber that assists in proper excretion and elimination.
Protein is crucial for the proper function of the two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells — called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. Opt for organic grass-fed beef and wild-caught seafood.
Beans, lentils, and other legumes are a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber as well as a variety of amino acid precursors.
Fruits contain a wide variety of phytonutrients, such as beta-carotene, lutein, and anthocyanins that have protective antioxidant properties. They are also a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber and are high in water content.
Among their nutrients, non-starchy vegetables provide a wide variety of phytochemicals and fiber.
Essentially, a body-cleanse diet includes plenty of nutrient-dense, lower-sugar, high-fiber plant foods along with excellent sources of protein and healthy dietary fat. It would eliminate most processed foods including inflammatory fats and instead focus on whole, unprocessed, real foods.
Whenever possible, choose organic plant foods. The Environmental Working Group or EWG estimates conventional produce contains 178 pesticides!
If you can’t choose organic because of cost or availability, check out the EWG’s guide to the most — and least — pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables, appropriately called the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15.
Food provides nutrients that help your body detoxify, but sometimes providing specific nutrients in therapeutic doses can naturally cleanse your liver and other detoxification organs.
A full range of nutrients to support liver health and aid in detoxification should be customized for a particular person’s needs. In his book Align Your Health, Dr. B.J. Hardick describes how to navigate a grocery store to find the least pesticide-ridden produce plus much more.
Chiropractors, regularly help patients determine the right nutrients in efficacious amounts to detoxify. A chiropractor or other healthcare professional can also design a customized detoxification program for you, which includes a healthy diet, like the Core and Advanced plans by MaxLiving.