Top 6 Detoxifying Foods that You Should Include in Your Diet

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The key to staying healthy is eating healthy and exercising. Exercising is the body’s way of flushing out toxins that are generated in the body. There are also certain foods which aid in the process of detoxification through their fibre and mineral content. Check them out below, and find a way to include them in your diet regularly.

 

Beetroot

Beetroot is very rich in compounds which help in managing various health problems like hypertension, stress, and inflammation.  Studies have concluded that Betanin present in beetroot also protects liver injury caused due to certain compounds and promotes detoxification process in the liver.

 

Broccoli

Studies have shown that certain bioactive present in broccoli regulates the phase two detoxification process of carcinogens. Studies have also shown promising effects of broccoli towards hampering cardiovascular diseases, dementia, and other diseases caused by old age.

 

Garlic

In Ayurveda, garlic has been mentioned as a preventive measure for multitudes of diseases. Even the modern studies have shown promising effects of garlic and garlic oils in detoxification of enzyme activity in the liver.

 

Ginger

Studies have shown that various enzymes and bioactive present in ginger help in detoxification process of various harmful substances which are created in the body due to consumption of alcohol.

 

Turmeric

Ayurveda suggests that turmeric has powerful antioxidant properties which are greatly beneficial. Recent studies have shown that Curcumin, the key antioxidant present in turmeric has been observed to regulate the process of carcinogenesis and detoxification.

 

Lemon Grass

Lemon grass contains powerful bioactive and antioxidants which help in maintaining a healthy liver. These compounds also regulate phase two enzyme detoxification, which can help reduce the risk of cancer.

 

Sources and Additional reads:
http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/7/4/2801
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/betanin-a-beetroot-component-induces-nuclear-factor-erythroid2related-factor-2mediated-expression-of-detoxifyingantioxidant-enzymes-in-human-liver-cell-lines/C6AD62E806BC9167EE02584272D82A67
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11101-008-9106-4
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf010937z
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691509002245
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1357272598000156
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X03002195

 

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