Sure, you’ve heard of detoxing; but do you know which foods do the best job? We do!

To end your summer with a bang, try a detox with any of our favorite fruits and veggies. Not only do they help your body detox naturally, they keep you healthy and help you lose weight.


No surprise here- this gorgeous green vegetable is loaded with antioxidants that clear out the digestive tract. Broccoli is one of the absolute best sources of sulforaphane, an organic compound that supports the liver during detoxification by boosting the enzymes necessary to begin quickening your metabolism and expelling the toxins from your body. Another bonus to detoxing with broccoli: the sulforaphane found in broccoli is one of the keys to a cancer-preventative diet.

  1. Grapefruit

This vibrant fruit is packed with benefits for your body! Half a grapefruit a day supplies your body with more than half the Vitamin C you need daily and has also been proven to lower cholesterol. Even more impressively, grapefruit aids your liver in the first stages of a detox. Categorized as an alkaline, grapefruit aids the body in processing the acidic foods we eat every day, such as natural sugars.

  1. Garlic

While many people think of garlic as a mere seasoning, it is actually one of the best foods you can eat while detoxing. Garlic is known as a super-detoxing agent, helping not only with the liver’s enzymes, but also the body’s production of glutathione. Only one serving of garlic daily is needed to achieve these results in your detox, so even the fear of bad breath is eliminated!

  1. Lemons

Embrace this summer fruit while you still can! The juice of lemons helps your body hold in the healthy nutrients you need, while simultaneously assisting the enzymes in your liver to eliminate toxins. It also helps to keep your body hydrated, which is essential during a detox. Don’t let the idea of a sour taste discourage you from using lemon juice; lemons can be extremely versatile. Just squeeze some juice into your water, your smoothie, or onto your salad!

For more information on how the body handles a detox and the role that broccoli in particular plays, watch this quick video from Dr. Michael Gregor, MD.

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