Humans have now been able to mass produce their food and feed a population that is way higher than any time in history. The mechanization of agriculture and the modern inventions of food processing and preservation means that more people can be fed with lower costs. However, processed food has its downsides as their over-consumption can lead to illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Avoiding processed foods completely is almost impossible in this day and age. However, the good news is that there are steps you can take to ensure you consume enough healthy foods to neutralize the negative impact of the processed stuff. Here are some suggestions for healthy detoxifying foods.
#1 Lemons and Oranges
Citrus fruits are really the best source of Vitamin C which helps to fight disease and strengthen the immune system. Drink these juices with a little sugar and water or add slices of these fruits to a jug of water to make your very own vitamin water.
#2 Dark Leafy Vegetables
The high content of chlorophyll in green vegetables is great for removing toxins from air pollution and haze. It also has many of the necessary vitamins for a good liver and healthy heart. The best way to enjoy leafy greens is to stir fry them with oyster sauce or steam them. Yum!
#3 Green Tea
Green tea is rich in anti oxidants and is known to fight the effects of carcinogens, the chemicals that cause cancer. Carcinogens can sometimes pollute air and water sources so drinking a mug of green tea can reduce the risk of cancer.
The nutrients in cabbages are great for fighting fatty liver and providing you the essential parts needed to make sure your liver performs well and neutralizes any toxins that enter your body.
#5 Ginger and Garlic
These two flavoring agents are one of the best sources of antioxidants around as they capture free radicals that cause cancer and organ failure. Chop up raw garlic and ginger and add them to your cooking or even eat them raw.
When eaten raw, Salmon has the essential fatty acids to avoid plaques or fatty residues buildup in your heart. This ensures that your heart will beat healthily and prevent any stroke or heart attack.
#7 Whole Grains
Grains like oats, quinoa, barley and the like and not only rich in fibre, but ensure that you have a better source of carbohydrates than refined flour or sugar. The high fibre content in these grains also function to absorb any toxins that you ingest and helps remove them from your body.
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Also, if you’re looking to start crafting healthy meals at home but don’t have the time to drop by the supermarket, why not shop online and have your groceries delivered to your doorstep? Check out Tesco and Soukai.my – both offer free delivery services for orders above RM100.