Detox Your Diet

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Amy McGorry from Prevention Magazine provides tips on how to detox your diet by adding omega 3s and antioxidant rich foods.

    Amy McGorry: Detox your diet. Research shows that eating an unhealthy diet makes you more susceptible to negative health effects caused by pollution. The good news is that making smarter personal choices can protect us from many everyday chemicals.

    Adopting healthy food habits and trashing the bad ones could help blunt the blow of pollution here are some simple ways to detox your diet. Seek out omega 3s. To help reduce the stress that chemicals cause in our bodies researchers suggest ditching omega 6 rich process foods and adding omega 3 foods to your diet.

    Eggs from pastured raised hens have been showing to have two times more omega 3s then standard eggs and a quarter couple of walnuts provides nearly all the omega 3 fatty acids you need in one day. Pack on the antioxidants. Antioxidants rich foods such as blueberries, pomegranates and lemons help activate liver enzymes that knock out harmful substances and make the water soluble so your body can get rid of toxins more easily.

    Besides being an antioxidant power house asparagus provides digestive support to the body like chicory root, asparagus contain inulin a type of pre-biotic that encourages colon health while also stimulating the growth of probiotics, the good bacteria, in the body its a major win for your digestive system. Try herbal detox teas and supplements. Some supplements and tea products can stimulate circulation this can help your body remove waste more efficiently then it would on its own. They can also reduce access fluids and toxins within the tissues of your body while strengthening your bodys natural defense mechanisms and those are just some of the ways to strengthen your diet naturally and flush toxins from your body.