The autumnal season is chock full of delicious foods with detox powers that also taste good. Move past those sugar lapses with these seven detox foods:
A fall favorite for many, this food is known to fight certain types of cancers and fill a diet with tons of vitamins. They can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of stroke, and even aid in weight management with some countries even call this tasty fruit magic. Eat up!
This food is a known fighter of tummy problems. Not only can this spicy root relieve your digestive system, it is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger can also boost your immune system this chilly season!
Okay, so kale may not be a favorite of most people, but if you’re looking to reduce inflammation and alleviate stress then you might want to suck it up. This leafy green can also help get your digestive system back on track and lower your cholesterol. Try steaming the veggie, eating it raw or blended.
This vibrant colored veggie is filled with folate, fiber, and potassium. They are known to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support too! Try enjoying raw beets in a tasty salad because the more cook time, the more nutritional value the veggie loses.
5. Sweet Potato
A Thanksgiving favorite, sweet potatoes are a really great detox food. They help you lose weight, they’re a powerful source of vitamin A and have high levels of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Plus, they are just plain yummy!
6. Brussels Sprouts
Eating greens are not everyone’s favorite past-time, but this veggie is low in calories and high in vitamins C and K; they’re also full of fiber. Brussels Sprouts is also a detox superstar! This is because they are loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants and even some omega-3 fatty acids. Mom was right!
So these guys definitely don’t give you good breath, but their detox powers are strong. Onions contain flavonoids, which reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. They are also one of the most polyphenol-packed foods you can eat, an essential chemical in helping your body work properly. How ’bout that?
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