We live in a time where it is almost impossible to avoid Toxins! We can find them in just about everything including what we eat, drink and breathe on a daily bases. Think of your liver as a filter. The toxins in the body, must pass through this very hard-working organ. Your body does actually have a natural detoxification system that does a great job, but when too many toxins build up over time, the liver can become clogged. There is a lot we can do to give it a helping hand, especially when we eat the kind of foods known for assisting the cleansing process simply because contain binders such as Glutathione.
Glutathione is a special protein found in some foods. It binds to toxins in the body, which are then removed through your digestive system. This process works best when the foods are eaten RAW! Actually, all of the foods listed here go from being a great source of glutathione, to containing none of the protein after they are cooked. Think about that one!
Below are a few of our favorite foods that will make a tremendous difference toward a successful detox or cleansing. All of the foods we’ve listed below contain high amounts of glutathione.
Carrots are another food rich in glutathione, a protein that helps detoxify the liver. In addition to the detox properties, carrots contain good amounts of vitamin C, B6 and potassium. They’re loaded with vitamin A and K, too!
*It’s best to eat these raw. If you are new to eating raw vegetables, try them with a side of guacamole, salsa or hummus!
This popular green leaf veggie packs an amazing 166 milligrams of glutathione when eaten raw. There is also two times the amount of iron as other leafy greens and great for keeping your energy levels up.
*Make a delicious raw spinach salad with a squirt of freshly squeezed lemon juice and tiny drizzle of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil.
Raw tomatoes contain an impressive 169 mg. of glutathione and also do an amazing job of cleansing your liver. Keep in mind when including tomatoes in your detox food list, you must eat them when they’re raw and as fresh as possible. Cooking them will completely remove the glutathione.
*Check our web site out for recipes containing raw tomatoes.
Many people recognize these look-a-likes as super food for the brain. They in fact are, but they also contain high enough levels of glutathione to effectively detox the liver. Walnuts are also high in omega-3 fatty acids.
*Add these to the spinach salad above and pack a really powerful detox punch! You don’t need a lot because they are still also on the high side in calories per serving. A serving is about a small handful.
Because it is a natural diuretic, asparagus is a great vegetable to eat when you’re feeling bloated. Eating it raw is especially good for cleaning and detoxing the liver and your blood.
Flushing your system with good, clean water is extremely important when detoxing. Drink at least half of the number of pounds you weigh, in ounces of water.
For example: If you weigh 150 pounds, aim to drink 75 ounces of filtered, pure water each day.
What you eat during the detox plays an equally important role, particularly those with high levels of glutathione. Some foods go from being a healthy source of glutathione while in their raw state, to containing none of the protein after they have been cooked.