7 Foods and Drinks That Help Detoxify the Body

    Different teas can heal many of your ailments. (Image: Panafotkas/Flickr)Small quantity of wine (Navnetmitt/Flickr)Seaweed (Khawkins04/Flickr)Blood from chickens, ducks, geese, and pigs (Carrie Kellenberger/Flickr)Vegetables and fruits (Hypotekyfidler.cz/Flickr)Green bean soup (Raramaurina/Flickr)Black fungus and other fungi (Artist in Doing Nothing/Flickr)

    During the metabolic process, the body generates waste, such as creatinine, urea, oxygen free radicals, carbon dioxide, and toxic metals. Some toxins can damage body tissues and accelerate the aging process, or even make you sick. However, some food groups can enhance the body’s anti-oxidation capability, and remove free radicals and toxins because they contain superoxide dismutase or catalase. Let’s take a look at what kind of foods and drinks can help your body detoxify.

    Black and other fungi

    Fungi, such as black fungus, and various mushrooms are known to be able to cleanse the blood, detoxify the body, boost the immune system, and suppress cancer cells. They can effectively remove body wastes.

    A small quantity of wine

    Wine is rich in citric acid, which helps the body stay alkaline. No other alcoholic drink contains citric acid. Drinking wine can prevent and cure acidosis. Wine also has a diuretic effect.

    Wine is rich in citric acid, which helps the body stay alkaline. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

    Wine is rich in citric acid, which helps the body stay alkaline. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

    Seaweed

    The agar from seaweed removes radioactive elements from the body and releases them through body excretions. As a result, it prevents radioactive elements from accumulating in the body, and cuts down the possibility of getting illnesses related to these elements.

    Green tea

    Green tea helps to stimulate and refresh the brain. It also helps to quench thirst and cool down the body. It contains polyphenols, which are natural anti-oxidants that remove oxygen free radicals and slow down the aging process.

    Green tea helps to stimulate and refresh the brain. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

    Green tea helps to stimulate and refresh the brain. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

    Blood from chickens, ducks, geese, and pigs

    The proteins in the blood plasma release substances that can detoxify and lubricate the intestines after being digested by stomach acid and enzymes. These substances react with dust and harmful metal particles, and become something that the body cannot easily absorb. As a result, they are removed through excretion.

    Fruits and vegetables

    Normally, the blood is slightly alkaline. If there are too many acidic substances in the blood, the body will turn into a breeding ground for many diseases. After metabolism, meat, fish, eggs, sugar, rice, and noodles generate substances that make the blood acidic. We consume a lot of these food groups because they contain calories and nutrients. Gradually, acidic elements accumulate in the body. Vegetables and fruits contain alkaline substances that can neutralize the excessive acid in the body. Eating more fruits and vegetables allows the blood to stay slightly alkaline.

    summer vegetables

    Vegetables and fruits contain alkaline substances that can neutralize the excessive acid in the body. (Image: LubosHouska via CC0 1.0 )

    Green bean soup

    Eating green bean soup helps to open up the 12 meridians, and detoxify the body. It’s very effective at removing toxins from the body and maintaining normal metabolism in the body.

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