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Cleansing foods

What are some good cleansing foods, to detoxify the liver, body, intestines, etc....

Fri. Aug 31, 10:24am

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cleansing foods

I do the cleansing alot- if you juice it is beets, parsley, cucumber, garlic etc- or just eat alot of that-I always do the garlic, ginger, onion no matter what- but broccoli is also really good as they have that even in powder form for protien drinks-also daily lemons is really helpful as is making sure you have healthy fat in your diet like olive oil cold or taking fish oils.

Friday, August 31, 2007, 11:00 AM

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unsweetened cranberry juice will help cleanse your bladder and kidneys (it is TART though-so water it down a little). Lemon juice has astringent properties and will help keep your liver and kidneys functioning at their best.

garlic, ginger (like the previous poster suggested), and turmeric (spice often used in indian cooking, also the color factor in mustard), are thought to have properties similar to antibiotics and people have used them for centuries to cure many ailments because of their cleansing properties. They are thought to be helpful in reducing inflammation throughout the body, like in arthritis, asthma, rosacea, high blood pressure, acne, some cancers, and gout.

Milk products seem to have the opposite effect for cleansing-actually creating extra mucus in the body, except in the case of natural yogurt. The good bacteria in plain yogurt (please don't eat the kind with the extra added sugars) can help aid digestion, move food along in your intestinal tract, and it will help prevent yeast infections (bonus!).

If you do decide to do a real "cleanse" please talk to a registered nutritionist. Most of them have healthy, natural plans you can adopt that will work and are not as extreme as some of the stuff you see out there.

Friday, August 31, 2007, 12:10 PM

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is eating cranberries any more/less benificial for that purpose than drinking the juice?

Friday, August 31, 2007, 12:15 PM

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