Excessive consumption of certain types of food causes the body to become saturated and reach the point where it is impossible to effectively evacuate all waste or toxic substances. By eating foods with a high level of sugar and salt, the body begins to accumulate several of these compounds and therefore it is necessary to purify it.
Detoxifying or purifying the body is something that nutritionists recommend to their patients to start with a balanced diet. On the other hand, sports trainers consider that before starting physical activity in a gym, it is necessary to eliminate most of the unbeneficial components found in the body.
Besides, some detox diets promote the use of medicinal plants and other supplements along with colon cleansing (enemas) to empty the intestines, according to Mayo Clinic.
There are multiple foods that provide many benefits to health and also help purify the body, such as:
Carrots: Due to its high content of Vitamin A, it reduces bad cholesterol and can, therefore, reduce the chances of developing atherosclerosis, that is, an accumulation of fats and cholesterol in the arteries. In addition, following a diet rich in antioxidants, such as those present in carrots, is an excellent way to take care of the skin and delay the effects of aging, according to the specialized health portal Take care Plus.
Green Tea: this is a drink that is produced from the leaf of the plant camellia sinensis and is characterized by being rich in phenolic compounds, catechins and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, in addition to having an antidiabetic, antiobesity, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antimutagenic action.
”Green tea can help prevent various types of cancer, the onset of chronic diseases and promote weight loss. It also contains caffeine, a stimulant compound that improves physical and mental disposition”, specifies the Tua Saúde health portal.
Ginger: It contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and bioactive compounds that, according to some studies, help to inhibit weight gain, improve digestion, promote the elimination of fat through the stool, and the metabolism of nutrients. Likewise, it is capable of reducing the fat accumulated in the liver and at the body level, increasing energy expenditure.
Lemon: It is rich in vitamins and minerals, so many people consume it before starting the day, fasting. Likewise, this acidic fruit acts as a stimulant for the mucosal tissues that are inflamed in the stomach.. However, it is necessary to warn that the acid of the lemon can cause ulcers and pains of different magnitudes in the pit of the stomach.
Garlic: a study published in the journal Applied Microbiotechnology claims that this food has antibacterial and antifungal properties. For this reason it is considered the ideal protector to eliminate germs and clean wounds.
In addition, it is an ideal ingredient to prevent the appearance of fungi in the body. It has been proven that many fungi are sensitive to this food
Green leafy vegetables: According to a study published in Australia, the consumption of green leafy vegetables can help stimulate the production of cells that protect the digestive system from various diseases such as cancer. In addition, they are an important source of minerals and trace elements: calcium (cress, spinach, Swiss chard, and cucumber), potassium (artichoke, beet, mushroom), magnesium, iron (spinach, cabbage, lettuce, mushroom, artichoke, radish), zinc , manganese, chromium, iodine, cobalt, selenium, copper and sodium.