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The Beauty and Benefits of Fruits for Detox

Jun 2nd 2015

Fruits are considered healthy options in any diet, as they are packed with fiber and antioxidants. They are well-known to be efficient assistants in flushing out toxins and abnormal fat. 

Fruits Rich in Fiber

The fiber content in fruits is helpful in improving the digestive system, thus leading to cleansing of the body. For instance, apples are known to bring about amazing detox results because they contain beneficial phytochemicals like terpenoids and flavonoids. In addition, blueberries also have remarkable phytonutrients called proanthocyanidins which act as super detoxifiers. 

Another popular fruit that has a high level of antioxidants and can help in your detox program is avocados. They have glutathione which is a great liver cleanser. This way, synthetic chemicals can be flushed out from your system.

How to Eat Fruits

Enjoy fruit as your food and as a snack.

Learn to eat fruit as a meal and make sure to eat 1 piece every breakfast.

Fruits should be eaten on an empty stomach, because your body readily absorbs them. If you eat fruit this way, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight maintenance and other lifestyle activities.

Let's say you eat bread and then a fruit. The fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but is prevented from doing so due to the bread causing fermentation and turning it to acid once fruit comes into contact with protein. 

Hence, it is best to eat fruits first thing in the morning. Wait about 15 to 30 minutes before eating anything else.

*Enjoy your fruits with other fruits. Smoothies with fruits in season are always recommended. Learn what is in season in your area and when.