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10 Foods That Detox the Body

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When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take. I am not able to participate in the incredible 24-Day Advocare Challenge because I am nursing. So alternatively, and naturally the best way, is to eat lots of foods that detox the body.Below is a list of detox foods that I thought would be an great addition to everybody’s diet.1. FruitsFruits are extremely high in liquid-content, helping the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and many important vitamins like vitamin C.2. Green FoodsWhen you are ready to detox your body, fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula or other organic leafy greens. These plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract.Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. …

FIVE FAT-LOSS MYTHS SET STRAIGHT!

MYTH 1: Temperature of foods or beverages does not matter.

FACT 1: The actual temperature of a food or beverage that you eat or drink can have a direct impact on how many extra calories your body burns throughout the day. Think of this as using what we eat or drink to force the body to be more inefficient at metabolizing food or beverages. Let me explain this concept to you this way: the body normally maintains a temperature homeostasis (around 98.7 degrees Farenheit). When we eat or drink foods/beverages that greatly vary from our normal temperature, the body must either “heat up” the item or “cool it down” while it travels from your mouth, through your esophagus and into your stomach. If we did not have this ability, every time you drank hot chocolate or ice cream, you would burn or freeze your upper GI tract and this clearly does not happen.

MYTH 2: As long as you eat less than what you need, it does not matter what you eat.

FACT 2: The reality is that what you eat matters. However…