When our bodies feel sluggish, so do our minds. That’s when it’s time for a detox.
From chemicals in the foods we eat to the products we use, our bodies are always affected. Every element we encounter elicits a response within us regardless of whether we’re indirectly exposed to something or we consume it directly. And depending on how our bodies respond can even affect our own self-perception.
According to former New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, “The average American has more than 200 industrial chemicals in their body, including dozens linked to cancer and other health problems.”
While we can attempt to be proactive when it comes to these aspects of our health, a fresh detox still leaves us feeling more rejuvenated and restored than before. While the word “detoxify” may sound intense, it’s actually as simple as consuming ingredients that cleanse our bodies of the harmful elements that invade them.
We’re big fans of incorporating these two superfoods to help you detoxify your diet:
Mung Bean Sprouts
Sprouts from vegetable or plant beans have a much higher amount of vitamins and minerals than beans without sprouts. The sprouts in mung beans are like tiny caps filled with important organic compounds, vitamins, and minerals that our body can also utilize.
Mung beans have a variety of wholesome, health-centric purposes including everything from relieving an upset stomach or cold sore to boosting the immune system with its high concentration of vitamin-C.
In ancient herbal medicine books, mung beans were well known for their detoxification activities. Mung bean protein, tannin, and other polyphenols are thought to combine with organophosphorus pesticides, mercury, arsenic, and other heavy metals, promoting the excretion of sediments from the body. And now, modern medical studies are backing up what the ancients knew!
No matter how you slice it, from fiber to protein contents, mung bean sprouts are packed with nutrient-rich power and antioxidants perfect for detoxifying!
While you may have never heard of these small-but-mighty fruits, Aronia berries are filled with vitamins and nutrients you will recognize: potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, and iron.
Plus, as part of the chokeberry family, these itty bitty berries also have some unique health benefits, such as helping with digestion or maintaining a healthy heart.