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10 Everyday Detox Foods

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Incorporating certain foods into your meals can help you naturally de-bloat, reduce inflammation and get your digestive tract back to normal.
Air Date: 7/23/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
10 Everyday Detox Foods
A detox is a process that helps eliminate toxins from your body. These toxins can make you feel bloated, gassy, full of cramps and uncomfortable.

You may have heard of several detoxing teas, pills and diets. But what if you want to take a more natural route?

Instead of turning to harsh, potentially chemically-laden detox methods, can you use foods to naturally flush out your organs?

One nutritional element that can be helpful is probiotics. These are microorganisms or "healthy bacteria" which help aid in many digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Probiotics can also help prevent and fight colds.

Another nutrient to look for in foods is fiber. Fiber helps aid your digestive process and increases the absorption of nutrients. It can also help you feel fuller for longer periods of time. Chia seeds, cabbage and broccoli contain fiber and can help bind toxins and move them out of your body.

An effective natural way to detox is by using curcumin, the main spice found in curry. Curcumin decreases inflammation while protecting your liver.

What are some other detoxing foods?
  • Garlic
  • Curcumin
  • Broccoli¬†
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cabbage
  • Goji berries
  • Probiotics
  • Artichokes
  • Strawberries
  • Nori (Sea Vegetable)

Dr. Holly shares natural detox foods that will help you feel healthy, happy and energized.