Monday, July 21, 2014

10 Top Foods that Detox Your Body

When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take. One plan in particular is to eat detoxifying foods. Here is a list of detox foods that are a great addition to everybody’s diet.

1. Fruits
Fruits are high in liquid-content which helps the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber, and important vitamins.

2. Green Foods   

Fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheat grass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula, or other organic leafy greens. 

These plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract.  Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from toxic metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. They also aid the liver in detoxification.

3. Lemons, Oranges, and Limes

Citrus fruit aids the body by flushing out toxins and jump-starting the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. Lemon juice supports the liver in its cleansing processes. To increase detoxification, start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water.
Remember, vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, as it transforms toxins into digestible material. Eat vitamin c foods often to help get more of these benefits.

4. Garlic

Detox Foods Garlic
This pungent little bulb is one of the best detoxing foods out there. It helps stimulate the liver into producing detoxification enzymes that help filter toxic residues from the digestive system. I recommend adding sliced or cooked garlic to a suitable dish, as this will help any detox diet.

5. Broccoli Sprouts

Extremely high in antioxidants, the ability for broccoli sprouts to stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract is unparalleled. The sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable.

6. Green Tea











Packed full of antioxidants, green tea washes toxins
 from the system via its liquid content, but also contains a special  type of antioxidant
called catechins, which are known to increase liver function.

7. Mung Beans

The mighty mung bean has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years. It is incredibly easy to digest, and absorbs toxic residue from the intestinal walls.

8. Raw Vegetables

Best juiced or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano. The combination of these foods will help your liver purge toxins during the cleansing process. These are high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione. Sulphur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.

9. Seeds and Nuts

Walnuts
Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. Flax seed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts, and sunflower seeds are all excellent options. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.

10. Omega-3 Oils

Use hemp, avocado, olive, or flax seed oil while detoxing. This will help lubricate the intestinal walls, allowing the toxins to be absorbed by the oil, and eliminated by the body.
Performing a periodic body cleanse may also be beneficial. I also recommend following my Body Cleanse Diet. Do you have any suggestions for foods that detox the body? If so, please drop them in the comment section below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

Saturday, July 19, 2014

2 Fat Burning Smoothies to Control Weight Gain

You can use fat burning, delicious smoothies to help control your weight gain.   Who isn't looking for healthy snacks to control calories while maintaining energy during the day?


And, if you want to build muscle, burn fat and get lean, its important to feed your muscles during the day and before and after your weight training workout.   The top key to keeping the weight loss off for good is to transform your body to lean.  Muscle mass is your top fat burning tool.

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Smoothies are a perfect choice. They are easy to make and you can take them with you on-the-run.

Here are two recipes (if you want the extra protein, add your favorite protein powder to either one):

BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE

--1 cup nonfat milk
--1-1/2 cups frozen banana slices
--1/2 cups pineapple chunks
--5 frozen strawberries
--1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder (to taste)
--handful, sprinkled walnuts

Pour milk into the blender first. Add cocoa and then fruit. Put cover on and blend until smooth.

BLUEBERRY-BANANA SMOOTHIE

--2 bananas
--1/2 cups blueberries
--1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Peel bananas, slice and place on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer and freeze until solid. Remove from freezer and place in blender. Slice berries and add to blender. Pour in yogurt. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.

As you can see, it doesn't take many ingredients to make smoothies so you will definitely save money. There are over 100 recipes in the book and it is FREE!

Download your free Fat Burning Smoothies Book now!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
My Fitness Hut


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