Every day we’re exposed to thousands of toxins in our food and even in the air we breathe, especially if we live in the city. Although our bodies are built to filter and fight these poisons, after long periods of exposure, the ill effects become noticeable. That’s why every now and then, it’s important to revitalize your body by flushing out the dangerous chemicals and carcinogens. When there’s a choice, the natural alternative is generally best. However, many natural detoxes are too intense, potentially leaving you physically drained for days.
Fortunately there are a number of powerful foods and herbs that provide all the detox you need, without the horrible side-effects of intensive detox courses. When included in your daily diet, these can have significant benefits for your health and well-being.
Moringa is one of the most effective natural substances for alcohol drinkers looking to detox. So if you’re the type of person to complement most dinners with a glass of wine, it’s an idea to take this highly nutritious herb. In the past, moringa was used in various parts of Europe as a liver tonic, and it has even proven effective in reversing certain liver disorders. A daily dose of moringa may get your liver back to good in no time.
Black walnut tincture
Black walnut tincture has a number of interesting benefits. It can be used to remove parasites from the colon and intestinal walls, quickly and effectively. Although this isn’t something we hear about too often, certain types of worms and parasites can live and reproduce in our bodies for years undetected, robbing us of vital nutrients from the food we eat. Black walnut is also known to strengthen tooth enamel and decrease tooth sensitivity over time.
Buchu is among the most effective natural detox agents, often referred to as sweepers. Usually used as an internal disinfectant, buchu water is a 100% organic way to rid the bladder, urethra, prostate and kidneys of toxins. It can be used as an antiseptic and a natural anti-inflammatory. In addition, many regular drinkers swear by buchu water as an elixir to promote overall well-being. This is no surprise given that buchu is filled with vitamins, anti-oxidants and powerful disease-fighting flavonoids.
Virgin coconut oil
Coconut oil is one natural substance that has been researched at length, with statistics that prove the value of its lauric oils. In fact, the benefits of coconut oil are so extensive that many are now referring to it as a “neutraceutical”. Including coconut oil in your daily diet can help you lose weight; fight candida, fungal infections and digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and kill viruses. Because coconut oil is a fat and so easily converted to energy, there’s no weak lethargic feeling involved in using it to detox your system.
This cruciferous vegetable is a very effective detoxifier, and has also been shown to help in reducing inflammations, as well as in preventing many types of cancer. The greens specifically (as opposed to the more commonly eaten bulb) are a high source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as folate and calcium.