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6 Power Fruits You Should Include in Your Diet to Detox

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    6 Power Fruits You Should Include in Your Diet to Detox







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    • Detox refers to removing toxic waste materials from the body
    • The easiest ways to detox is to include seasonal fruits in your diet
    • Fruits are powerhouses of essential vitamins and minerals

    Detox, as the names suggests, refers to removing toxic waste materials from the body. There are various kinds of toxins that are formed within the body during the numerous metabolic functions. Also the kind of lifestyles we lead today with high levels of pollution, our body seems to be getting more susceptible to all sorts of toxins. This is the reason why it becomes crucial to
    detox
    your body every once in a while so that harmful
    toxins
    get flushed out and you can improve your
    metabolic
    functions, prevent ailments and get
    beautiful skin
    and
    hair
    . And one of the easiest ways to detox is to include seasonal fruits in your diet. Fruits are powerhouses of essential
    vitamins
    and minerals that provide you with the much needed anti-oxidants to fight against free radicals and help you detox.


    Here are a list of six fruits that can help you detox:


    1. Apple


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    Apart from being rich in vitamins, fiber and
    minerals
    , apples are also rich in phytochemical and pectin, which all help in detox. Pectin flushes out food additives and metals in our body. The acids in apple (malic and tartaric) help in digestion.
    Apples
    are best eaten raw and if consumed with the skin are good source of vitamin C and fiber. Organic apples have higher antioxidants than those apples that are conventionally grown.


    2. Lemon


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    Lemons or
    citrus fruits
    are often mentioned when talked about detox. All citrus fruits are great sources of vitamin C. Lemon is an effective source for cleansing, and also helps with gastric problems. They are most effective in detoxification when taken with
    warm water
    . Even though a lot of people add sugar to this mix, it is best advised to take it when you wake up, with fresh sliced root
    ginger
    in warm lime water.
     
     
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    3. Berries


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    All the berries; strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberry are rich sources of
    vitamin C
    and fiber. Alone 1 cup of blackberry has 7.6 gram of fiber. Consuming berries helps produce butyrate, which is a fatty acid that helps in weight loss and makes the body lean. The best ways to consume berries for detoxing is crushing them to they release their
    juices
    , mix in water and let it rest for half an hour. You can also take them with oats or simply mix the berries and make a detox juice.


    4. Pineapple


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    Pineapple
    is bromelain rich fruit which help in breaking down of proteins and its digestion. It also helps in reducing inflammation which further helps relieve arthritis and helps in speedy
    recovery
    from injuries. Pineapples are best if eaten fresh. The canned pineapples are not advised since the enzyme bromelian is destroyed in them. They also help in digestion.


    5. Papaya


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    Papaya is known for its richness in vitamin C (224%) and other nutrients like vitamin A, magnesium and potassium, which makes it a great
    antioxidant
    that helps in fighting against common cold or flu. Papain, an enzyme found in
    papaya
    , helps in the breakdown of protein and in digestion. The beta-carotene rich fruit has been observed to prevent lung and mouth cancer. It’s best if consumed fresh and sliced.


    6. Pomegranate


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    The best way to consume pomegranate is in the juiced form since the seeds of the fruit takes a lot while to digest.
    Pomegranate
    offers good amount of vitamin C and
    fibre
    . It is also considered as a
    medicine
    since it helps keep the heart healthy and regulates
    cholesterol
    .
     
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