Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Some healthy food tips 

Here are the best detox foods which will naturally help your health and also make you look great!

For radiant skin

Watermelon: Packed with detox nutrients and water, watermelon is also very rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that boost your skin resistance to sun damage. In fact, it’s said that watermelon could provide 33% more protection against sunburns than any other fruit.
Red bell peppers: The unique combination of vitamins A, C and E, three of the most potent skin protecting vitamins, makes red bell peppers and ideal food for a healthy glow.  The vitamin it contains also plays an important role into the natural detoxification process.
Avocado: rich in vitamin E and essential minerals, it can help to keep your skin stay supple.  Avocado also contains glutathione, copper, beta-sisterol and other compounds involved in the natural detoxification process.
Other detox foods that can help your skin: dark leafy greens, berries and flaxseeds.
For losing weight

Artichoke: One of the best detox foods for your liver, artichokes are also low in calories and contains compounds that can help lower your cholesterol levels.
Lemon: Adding some lemon juice and zest to your drinking water will supply your body with over 30 detox compounds. It will also provide pectin; a soluble fiber that can help you shed some pounds.
Pink grapefruit: Grapefruit is so potent at natural detoxification that it often removes some drugs and medicines too quickly for them to act.  New studies also show that some compounds found in grapefruit could help you to lose weight. Red grapefruit also contains precious lycopene, an antioxidant that helps for clear skin.
Other detox foods that can help losing weight: pineapple, celery and chili peppers.
For strengthening bones

Dark leafy greens: One of the best detox foods to fight inflammation. Dark leafy greens are rich in minerals that can tremendously helps your body to build strong bones.  It’s also very alkalinising, which is also a good way to detox naturally.
Green tea: Green tea increase bone density the same way exercise and calcium does, without the downsides of consuming milk. Not only does green tea help your bones, it also helps to detox from chemicals and have a strong effect in lung cancer prevention.
Other detox foods that can help with bone heath: broccoli, almonds and sesame seeds.

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