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Spring into Wellness: Tips for Detoxing Your Body Naturally

Give yourself a fresh start this spring by detoxifying your body. Shopping at a health foods store will help you combat the heavy metals, pesticides, and chemical additives that are so hard to avoid in this day and age. Certain foods and supplements support the detoxification functions of your liver, lymphatic system, and other organs.

1. Asparagus

These slender shoots are among spring's first vegetables to arrive at a grocery store in Vancouver. Asparagus contains glutathione, a substance that neutralizes free radicals resulting from your liver's processing of chemicals. Glutathione also draws pollutants, especially mercury, out of your cells.

2. Chlorella or Spirulina

These closely related algae are popular organic supplements that people add to smoothies. Both contain phytonutrients, minerals, chlorophyll, and vitamins that qualify them as super foods.

Chlorella aids with the removal of lead, cadmium, mercury, and even uranium. Regular consumption reduces the absorption of these heavy metals in the first place.

Spirulina is a high-protein alga packed with beta carotene, B vitamins, and vitamin K. You can expect to find it at any health foods store. Its chlorophyll strips toxins from the blood.

3. Turmeric

This yellow spice contains curcumin, an antioxidant well known for fighting inflammation. As a result, your liver should function more efficiently when you consume turmeric. When the liver is working well, your body can remove toxins more rapidly.

4. Blueberries

Anthocyanin gives blueberries their deep color, but the substance also supports your body's natural detoxification system. The loads of antioxidants in blueberries fight free radicals produced by oxidative stress.

5. Ginger Root

Many people swear by ginger's ability to settle an upset stomach. Its stomach-soothing properties can help your digestive system recover from the environmental toxins sneaking into your system. The compound gingerol counteracts inflammation and reduces free radicals that damage your cells.

6. Non-Toxic Body Care Products

One way to detox your body is to prevent exposure to toxins. Many commercially available shampoos and lotions contain chemicals suspected to disrupt the endocrine system, such as silicones and parabens. Choosing body care products free of these substances as well as sulfates and phthalates spares your body from these toxic exposures.

Detox Your Life at Famous Foods

Famous Foods has spent decades winning customers' trust by selling high-quality, organic foods and supplements and clean beauty care products. Our grocery store in Vancouver has been here since 1929. Come shop with us any day of the week.

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