Foods That Help You Detox and Cleanse

by Willie Jones - Date: 2007-01-23 - Word Count: 379 Share This!

More and more people are becoming aware of the mass assault on our food supply due to chemicals, pesticides and genetically modified foods all in the name of profit. While stock holders are happy, what about the millions of people who are nutritionally deficient and suffering with ailments and disease needlessly!

The key to good health relies on the correct ratio of acid/alkaline balance in the body. How one achieves this is by eating 75% alkaline forming foods and 25% acid forming foods, preferably organic.

Acid Forming Foods

- All processed foods! This includes pastas, cakes, cookies, salad dressings etc.
- Meats, including Beef, pork, bird, fish, shellfish, eggs
- All dairy products, including butter, milk, cream, ice cream, cheese
- Nuts
- Sodas
- Caffeine, coffee, tea
- All breads
- Alcohol
- All foods with sugar
- Vegetables such as asparagus, sauerkraut, chickpeas, brussels sprouts
- Vinegar
- Lentils
- Plums, prunes, cranberries

Alkaline Forming Foods

- Salad greens
- Fresh fruit
- Dried fruit such as raisins, dates, figs, apricots
- All sprouts
- All vegetables (except the ones listed above) Especially good are onions and garlic
- Citrus fruits ( even though they are acidic, they have an alkalizing affect on the body)
- Good fats such as olive and flaxseed oil
- Honey, maple syrup and molasses
- Herbal teas
- Fresh fruit and vegetable juices
- Yogurt and sour cream
- Almonds, brazil nuts

If you look closely at the lists above you can get a pretty good idea of what you currently may be eating more of, whether acid or alkaline type foods. To get a more accurate measure you can buy ph strips from any drug store and see exactly where you are at and what you need to do create the optimum ph balance in your body.

In optimum health the body will naturally filter, cleanse, detox and extract nutrients efficiently.

If you find you are over acidic or alkaline you can take steps to repair the situation by switching over to the foods you should be eating on a regular basis.

Water is also extremely important in not only the cleanse cycle, but in normal daily function. You would be surprised at how many people are generally dehydrated and suffering needlessly with pain and fatigue, and it is a very easy fix. Drink up! Lots of water! You'll feel much better. (This is a major undiagnosed problem for seniors)

For better health! Enjoy the journey!

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Willie is a freelance writer and researcher who's dedicated in bringing information on health related issues. She is also co owner of an online store, Clean Body Detox, which offers detox options and information.

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