Poor diet choices can be as bad as smoking, and processed foods, especially meats, including the beloved bacon, hot dogs, salami, and ham, are comparatively full of carcinogens and can literally make you sick.
Making daily switches towards raw foods and fruits full of natural nutrients and toxin-blockers will have huge health benefits for your weight and your health in the long run.
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Here are some recommendations to spring-clean your body and your kitchen:
Grapefruit. One medium grapefruit a day delivers the recommended daily dose of vitamin C for an adult. It also contains the phytochemicals naringenin and other flavonoids, limonen, beta-carotene, and lycopene.
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables. Spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens, chicory, and Swiss chard. They all boast a dazzling array of carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, along with saponins and flavonoids. They also have some folate and fiber.
Broccoli. This and other cruciferous veggies – like brussel sprouts, rapini, red cabbage, and radishes – deliver excellent amounts of vitamin C. Some provide manganese and vitamin K. They produce large amounts of glucosinolates, that are big-time body detoxifiers.
Apples. The antioxidant punch of apples comes mostly from quercetin, a flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Don’t peel them – the peel is full of triterpenoids. And apples are also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Grapes and Grape Juice. Both are rich sources of the polyphenol known as resveratrol, which research indicates possesses strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – and aggressively rids your body of toxins.
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