Wouldn’t it be great to shine and feel and look great all the time?
Here’s the good news. You can, just by adding certain foods to your daily diet. Here are some of the foods to nourish, cleanse, detoxify–and ground!
Grapefruit supports the liver by flooding it with nutrient-rich juice, and that’s important, because the liver’s a vital organ, especially when it comes to removing toxins. You need to keep it in tip-top shape.
Grapefruit is also highly alkalizing. That’s important because, while disease and aging thrive in an acidic environment, it never does in an alkaline one. That means you want keep your blood PH on the alkaline side.
If you need more: Grapefruit is effective for weight loss, because it helps the liver burn fat.
Many think of it as acid, probably because it’s a citrus. Once metabolized, however, it becomes alkaline. Drink a glass of water with fresh lemon and you’ll support digestion and boost immunity, because you’ll send vitamin C to your defense cells. Some also believe lemon is calming and increases concentration and alertness.
With more iron than beef, kale is a nutritional powerhouse, packed vitamins and other nutrients. It boosts immunity, fights arthritis, asthma and aids some autoimmune disorders.
Since kale contains sulphur and fiber, it’s also a great detoxifier.
Water’s not really a food,although some do insist that bottled water is a food. Never-the-less, don’t ever underestimate it.
Some facts about water and dehydration:
1. 85 percent of all headaches are caused by dehydration?
2. The body is made up of at least 75% water. Water flushes toxins, increases metabolism and energy; it also contributes to youthfulness, because it plumps skin and muscles and decreases sagging.
Water has been found to aid heart health. A study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drank more than five glasses of water a day were 41 percent less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.
Avocado is packed with vitamin E, a natural antioxidant (often found in skin cremes) that supports everything from the brain to the heart and from the respiratory to circulatory systems.
Avocados also contains nearly 20 other vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, folic acid, vitamins B6 and C and fiber.
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