Detox with Food
The best way to detox with food is to be intentional about choosing food that helps rid your body of toxins and adds nutrients for you to thrive.
Check out my post about 100 healing foods
How I detox with food
My favorite way to detox is to eat. I never knew that you could detox by just using what God has given us. I always thought you had to take a supplement or a special tea/ It never occurred to me that God created foods that do even better than those magic solutions. There are a few things that you can detox, and vegetable infused water may not exactly get it done. It’s nice to add different flavors to your water, especially if you’re consuming half your body weight in water a day. But it’s not going to be solely responsible for cleansing your body. You’re not receiving all the nutrients of those water and vegetable combinations through infusion. Water is the best way to detox, but there are also veggies and fruits.
Vegetables can help you detox
Cruciferous veggies are members of the cabbage family. These veggies contain phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and fibers that are important to your health. Vegetables have been recommended by various health agencies that we eat several servings per week for numerous reasons.
- They help lower cancer risk
- They help you with oxidative stress–is the overload of harmful molecules called oxygen-free radicals, which are generated by the body. Reducing these free radicals may reduce the risk of colon, lung, prostate, breast, and other cancers.
- They help protect against cardiovascular disease
- They contain Vitamin A, C, E, and folic acid, which helps reduce chronic inflammation. Diets that are high in wine and coffee but high in sugar, sweetened soft drinks, refined grains, and processed meat. All things that are prevalent in Easter dinner feast.
How to cook vegetables to get the most benefit?
- Stop overcooking your cruciferous vegetables. They should be bright and vibrant green not dark green after cooking. They also can produce a strong sulfur odor and become unappealing and why most people don’t like cruciferous vegetables.
- You can buy several types of cruciferous vegetables ready-to-eat in the frozen or freshly packaged sections of your supermarket, including broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Fresh is best but this is a great option if you don’t have access to fresh vegetables.
- Make sure you get plenty of dark green broccoli or snowy white cauliflower florets when nibbling on veggie platters. They often get neglected but are the best choices out of all the options.
- Add raw broccoli or cauliflower florets to your green salad to give the nutrients a big boost.
- Cruciferous vegetables can be easily added to soups, stews, and casseroles.
- When you are looking for cruciferous vegetables specifically fresh broccoli. Look for firm florets with purple, dark green, or bluish hue on the top. These vegetables contain more beta-carotene and vitamin C than florets with lighter green tops. If you broccoli is yellow or the stalk is limp-put it down-don’t buy it!
Other Options or Additional Detox
Fruits can help with detox far better than any supplement. Berries such as cranberries, blueberries, strawberries are antioxidants that are great in salads, shakes, and snacks. If you’re detoxing from some indulgent eating. A new thing that I am in love with is avocado seed powder. Adding this can rid you of toxins in your body. It is effortless to add to your diet and tasteless if you want to add it to any meal, shake, and coffee/tea.
My body feels better when I eat the right foods. Depriving myself or using “special cleanse potions” that were formulated in a lab usually don’t have the same effect. This stir fry is my detox stir fry. A super berry smoothie and some “detox stir fry,” and I am usually feeling a little better about my poor weekend decisions. When you clean your body with God’s goodness, after an Easter where you may have indulged too much in sweets and sodium-rich foods. You will feel less regret and will not negate your bad decisions. Choosing a healthy way to cleanse your body can set you on the path towards better choices.
How do you detox?
- 1/4 Onion, Sliced
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, Sliced
- 2 Tbsp Of Fresh Ginger, Grated
- 1 Tbsp of Fresh Turmeric, Grated
- 1/2 cup Kale, Cut
- 1/2 cup Brocoli Florets, Chopped
- 1/4 cup of Green Beans
- 1 cup of Asparagus, Cut into
- 1/4 cup of Sliced Baby Carrots
- 1/2 cup of Grape Tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 medium size sweet potato, cubed
- 2 tbsp of Avocado Seed powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. of Coconut Aminos
- 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
- Protein Optional
- 1 Chicken Breast Cutlet or Skinless Boneless Chicken Thigh (Preferably Organic, Hormone Free)
- or 1 cup of peeled Shrimp, deveined, cleaned
- 1 cup of Flank Steak Sliced
- 1 cup of Cubed Tofu
- 4-6 oz. Salmon (preferably wild caught)
- Melt Coconut oil in pan
- Add Onion let saute for 2 minutes, add garlic, ginger, turmeric for 2 minutes
- Add remaining veggies, let saute for 5-10 minutes depending on preference
- Add Coconut Aminos
- Add Avocado Seed powder
- Toss till completely coated.
- Serve with grilled protein with 2-3 tbsp of coconut aminos
- or Eat as is.