Summer is one of the best time for detoxifying your body, thanks to all the fresh fruit and vegetables which can be bought right now and making the whole process very easy.
Even though it’s very important for your body, just 40% of the population opts for a summer detox. If you’re part of them, here’s a list with some of the best foods for this:
This is pretty much the best food for a great summer detox, since it contains large amounts of citruline, which helps creating arginine that removes ammonia and other toxins from the body.
Watermelon is also rich in dietary fiber, which keeps the colon clean, and also contains glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent of the body. Finally, it’s a good source of potassium, which balances the large amounts of sodium in our diets and supports your kidneys, being excellent for cleansing.
Helping to remove toxins from the body and with a high water content, which will influence your urinary system in a positive way, cucumber is another great ingredient for your summer detox.
Half a cup of sliced cucumber has just 8 calories, not to mention that it’s an alkaline food (very alkaline, that is), being great for maintaining a balanced diet.
Lemons are your liver’s best friends, helping restore the pH of your body. Your liver love lemons, thus! These fruits are great at stimulating it, but it can also dissolve uric acid, as well as other ‘poisons’, and keep the kidneys all clean.
There, you have a start! Consider these three fruits for your summer detox, at least as a start, and you will definitely thank us later!