Are you still feeling a little sluggish from all of the Thanksgiving food? Me too, but I have some secrets to share on how I get my system up and running again. Below is four of the best detox foods I love to get my hands on.
Mung Beans have been used in Chinese and Indian cultures for thousands of years. This rarely heard of bean can detox your digestion in no time. They are crazy high in fiber, helping detox and increase digestion. It’s also packed with protein and has a slow energy release to help keep your metabolism moving for much longer than normal.
When I am detoxing I use mung beans as a substitute to rice and pasta. Season it however you please and enjoy them with fish and vegetables. For an additional recipe and more information on mung beans see the related site below! I also added a link to an online source if you want to purchase them.
Seaweed. For goodness sake please start eating seaweed—especially when you need to detox. It is full of magnesium, fiber and a long list of minerals that flush your system.
My favorite way to eat it them is by going to my local Japanese restaurant for a seaweed salad. It usually containins sesame oil, sesame seeds and some secret ingredients that I can’t pinpoint. See the link below to make your own seaweed salad and learn more about this healthy miracle food. Another way to eat seaweed is by purchasing roasted seaweed snacks. You can find them at your local whole foods store. Delish!
Bok choy. I swear it tastes just like broccoli when it is cooked. It is part of the cabbage family and is packed with all of the antioxidants and even more of the system cleansing properties than other types of cabbage. It has been known for it’s ability to fight inflammation with its powerful abundance of vitamins and minerals.
I like to add bok choy to my soup and salads, but for another wonderful recipe take a look at the link below:)
Asparagus. I know, finally one you’re familiar with! Asparagus is known to be a diuretic and to have laxative affects. Your kidneys and digestive tract will appreciate its cleaning abilities.
I chop asparagus up and scramble it with my eggs to add a little crunch. For dinner, I steam it lightly until soft then add a thin layer of my favorite cheese to the top, let melt and enjoy!!
I hope this article was short and sweet so you can get right to work on that detox. Seriously, it is as easy as adding these healing ingredients to the recipes you already eat. Who needs a painful, gut-wrenching juice cleanse when you have delicious detoxing meals to eat!
See, she isn’t to happy right now. LOL!
Good Luck! Let me know how it goes, and if you enjoyed the foods I mentioned!?
Shante (Peace) and Love,