So, you have to eat, right? No choice. You want to feel good, energetic, smart, spirited, alive! Right? Here’s where we get to choose. And the really cool thing is that it’s a total experiment, a culinary adventure!
If you pay attention, you’ll realize which foods ENERGIZE you and which foods make you feel like you just ate a brick. The other interesting and valuable thing is that the foods that energize are also the ones that provide excellent nutrients and cleanse your body of toxins, 2-3-4-5 benefits (immune, cleanse, remove toxins, nourish, energize…) with a single choice. Good food choices enhance brain function, mood, mental clarity, immune, REPRODUCTIVE, skeletal, muscular, vascular, cardio… tastes good, nourishes, detoxes, makes you feel good AND energizes!
The reason you want to DETOX with your everyday eating, is that toxins inhabit cells in your joints (pain), intestines (diarrhea, constipation, bloating), brain (foggy, poor concentration, poor memory), liver (the body’s filtering system), adrenals (fatigue)… everywhere actually. And you can remove them with food so that you function more efficiently and feel mo betta!
Now that its summa-time, there’s easier access to more fresh choices! So here are three different sources and lists of nutrient-dense, detox foods. Go nuts! Cook with someone you love. Try new recipes. Invite your friends over for a culinary experiment. With the internet you can find dozens different recipes for each item.
You have been issued one body in this lifetime. It is your teacher. Cherish it, nourish it, honor it, love it! Oh, and share any really great recipes you have with me!
Cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower
Fresh vegetable juices: celery, cilantro, parsley and ginger
High-quality, sulfur-containing proteins: eggs, whey protein, garlic and onions
Bioflavonoids: grapes, berries and citrus fruits
Curcuminoids (turmeric and curry)
Chlorophyll found in dark-green leafy vegetables and wheat grass
Pycnogenol (found in grape seeds)
Celery and Celery seeds
Flaxseed and Flaxseed oil