Reducing toxic overload in the body by cleansing has many amazing health benefits. You can feel more energised, gain mental clarity, lose weight, maintain a healthy body and even prevent certain diseases.
Do you need to detox your body?
It doesn’t take a hard look to realise how toxic filled our lives are. Our food, air and water are contaminated, not to mention everyday cleaning, hygiene and cosmetics products, plus the stress of living in a fast-paced environment all contribute to a toxic lifestyle.
Although our bodies already have a built-in detoxification system and the liver, kidneys, colon, skin and lungs work to constantly cleanse and rid us of everyday toxins, if we are constantly bombarding the body even more by eating unhealthy foods, this causes toxins to build up in the body which may lead to weight gain, low energy levels and many health issues in the long run. And this is where green smoothies come in…
How green smoothies help your body detox
Drinking green smoothies is a simple and easy way to encourage the body’s natural detoxification process. This is because the ingredients in green smoothies contain cleansing properties.
The leafy greens are rich in chlorophyll, which is a blood purifier. Not to mention green smoothies are hydrating which helps flush out toxins and the fibre helps move things along in the digestive tract and keeps the colon healthy.
By consuming foods that encourage the body’s natural detoxification process, the body can always be effectively cleansing, which in return will have us feeling energised and looking our best.
5 Ways to Detox With Green Smoothies
1. Choose organic over non-organic produce
When it comes to choosing your fruits and veggies, always choose organic when possible. Non-organic produce is exposed to pesticides and the residue of these toxins still remain on the produce. If you can’t eat all organic then follow the Environmental Working Group’s dirty dozen list and just stick to buying organic the “12 dirty dozen” listed fruits and vegetables that are highly contaminated with pesticides, and the rest buy conventional.
If you can’t eat all organic then follow the Environmental Working Group’s dirty dozen list and just stick to buying organic the “12 dirty dozen” listed fruits and vegetables that are highly contaminated with pesticides, and the rest buy conventional.
2. Add high-water content ingredients
High water content fruits and veggies like apples, berries, cucumbers, celery, oranges and grapes to name a few, and all leafy greens are the optimal foods which help carry out the detoxification process. They hydrate the cells on a deep level and help eliminate toxins from the body.
3. Replace one meal every day with a green smoothie
It’s not enough to just drink a green smoothie every now and then, it’s better to make a habit of drinking them daily. That way you’re consistently nourishing your body with high nutrients foods which contain the cleansing properties to carry out detoxifying processes effectively on a constant basis. You can do this by replacing one of your meals (preferably breakfast) with a green smoothie. Click here to read the health benefits of green smoothies.
4. Use bitter leafy greens
Bitter greens like kale and dandelion greens are great for detoxifying the body. Naturally bitter foods support the liver, which is one of the major detox organs. When making your green smoothies, mix bitter greens with sweet fruits to mask the bitter taste. Lemon and limes are also great detox foods, which also support the liver and go very well with bitter leafy greens.
5.Don’t forget the herbs
Herbs contain compounds that bind together and get rid of many toxins in the body including heavy metals. They’re also a blood purifier and support the liver and kidneys. Not to mention they taste amazing in green smoothies. So refreshing and delicious! I love using parsley, mint and basil in my smoothies from time to time.
Below are 3 Detox Green Smoothie Recipes
All the green smoothie recipes I have on this blog are super healthy and contain varies detoxifying and cleansing properties, but here are the 3 top best green smoothies for detoxifying and cleansing the body.
Remember fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods on the planet so blending them in a green smoothie and making the habit of drinking them every day as one of your meal (preferably breakfast) is a sure way to cleanse the body on an ongoing basis.
When you’re not drinking green smoothies I strongly recommend you eat predominantly a whole food, plant-based diet which is the most cleansing yet sustainable diet in the world and provides a wide range of nutrients that keep the body healthy, lean and greatly reduces your chances of developing chronic diseases over time.
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