7 of the Best Detox Foods for Stoners
Time to detox your body?
So, the time has come. You’re looking to detox your body, maybe you have a drug test coming up or you’re going to go on a T-break (a T-break is a tolerance break). I don’t know, I’m not here to judge! Unless I was Simon Cowell on the X Factor then I would be there to judge but to your dismay, I’m not. Instead, I am here to help you find the best detox foods to help you flush those nasty toxins out of your body before beginning anew. Whatever your reason may be, there are a few ways to approach a natural detox.
An apple a day keeps the THC away, isn’t that how that goes? Apples are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals all of which are essential in the process of detaxation. A flavonoid, phlorizin is found in apples that helps stimulates bile production. This aids the liver in getting rid of toxins through bile. Pectin is also found in apples and is a soluble fibre, it helps break down metals and food additives in the body.
Omega-3 oils. Omega-3 oils lubricate the intestinal walls, absorbs those nasty toxins and eliminates them from your body. This fatty acid is found in fish, hemp oil, flax seed oil, walnuts and avocados, you can however ingest omega-3 oils by taking soft-gel tablets, but where’s the flavour in that? Be a true millennial, have some avocado toast and think about the impending reality of how you may never own a house in your lifetime because of that stunning avocado toast you just ate. Oh, and you’re detoxing – double whammy!
We all love a good cuppa but opting for green teas is probably a better option for detoxing. Choosing teas with higher levels of antioxidants washes out toxins and improves liver function. A simple and enjoyable way to rid your body of chemicals!
Whole grains are a great way to cleanse the body. They contain both soluble and insoluble fibres which encourage bowel function and they thoroughly cleanse the colon. Good sources of whole grains are brown rice, brown pasta and buckwheat.
Yogurt is enriched with probiotics that help reduce intestinal inflammation and fugal infections. The probiotics found in yoghurt help fight off any harmful bacteria that may cause harm to the lining of the stomach and liver.
Raw spices like onions, garlic and ginger contain sulphur compounds, that’s what gives them their strong smells. These foods can kickstart the production of detoxification enzymes in the liver! Now, I’m not suggesting you take a bite out of each of these spices because that would be silly and not to mention how bad your breath would smell! I recommend you add these spices to some of your favourite dishes.
Oranges, lemons, limes or any citrus fruit aids the body by flushing out toxins and gets the ball rolling on the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. Lemon juice helps the kidneys and liver in the cleansing process. Pop some lemon slices in your bottle of water to increase detoxification and for some flavoursome water!
Look after yourself!There is no-way to completely avoid toxins, there everywhere. From second-hand smoke, to increased stress levels. The list above is a great place to start your detoxing journey. Get creative! Don’t be limited to just these foods, there are so many glorious foods out there that can help rid your body. Lastly, detoxing can be incredibly hard for some people, so, be kind to yourself during detox.
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