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Detoxification Diet Recommended By Scientists

Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:03
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American diet contains high saturated, trans fat, and other harmful substances such as sugar, caffeine, pesticides, additive substances, and less in fruits and vegetables.

These types of harmful substances are toxic.


Some researchers suggested that diet and exposure to environmental toxins can damage function of the mitochondria in cells in converting food to energy, affecting the organs function in protection of the body in all aspects.

The damage to mitochondria can increase over expression of free-radicals in induction of cytotoxicity to cells and tissue though a negative chain reaction

Foods that can detoxify our body against cytotoxicity include

1. Spinach
Spinach contains 

* High levels of vitamin A, E, C , the free radical scavengers with function in reduced oxidative stress by improving production of  antioxidant enzymes(1)(2).


* Numbers of trace minerals act as antioxidant in inhibited ROS species such as iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium(2). The presences of trace minerals in equate amount  are vital for a healthy heart. 


* Antioxidants,  such as lutein and beta carotene(3) strengthen our immune system and fight against the forming of free radicals. 


People with kidney disease should not eat spinach, because it is rich with oxalates.

Without drinking a lot of water or juice, intake of the veggie will increase risk of kidney stones formation.

2. Broccoli
Broccoli is high in vitamin C(1), an antioxidant that has a property in reduced the risk of inflammation and prevented forming of free radicals caused by toxins in our body. 


Study shows that some of the chemicals such as indole 3, selenium and diindolymethane have anti cancer properties and help to prevent and repair DNA damaging cells(4)(9).

3. Garlic
Garlic is a super natural food. Besides having proven record in preventing heart diseases, lower cholesterol level, elevate blood pressure(5),  it also contains high amounts of allicin, an antibody that helps to reduce inflammation and fight off degeneration caused by virus, bacteria, strengthening our immune system(6) and forming of free radicals(7).

The sulfur element helps to rejuvenate our body by increasing the function of liver in removing toxins(7).

4. Black berry
Besides vitamins C and E(1) blackberry contains anthocyanins and ellagic acid that work together in preventing inflammation, improving mental performance as well as strengthening the immune system(8). Its antioxidant function also remove accumulation of heavy metal toxins in our body(9).

5. Mellon
Mellon contains high amounts of antioxidant enzyme(9), minerals(2) and the powerful antioxidant chlorophyll(9), which is rich in antioxidants, vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and essential fatty acids(2) with functions in removed heavy metals accumulated in the brain and toxins in our kidney(10)

6. Green tea
Green tea  balances the PH level(11) in the blood, it also contains polyphenolic catechins, a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system(9), fights against free radicals building up and detoxes our body though urinary secretion(9)(12).

7.  Cooked Tomato
Tomatoes contain high amounts of alpha and beta carotene that help to strengthen the body’s immune system fight off inflammation from bacteria and virus causing many types of chronic diseases(3). 


The vegetable also contains lycopene(13), a powerful antioxidant that prevents the forming of free radicals caused by accumulation of toxic substances in the body when work together with lutein(3). Be sure that the veggie is well cooked(14).

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Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it’s news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
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(1) Vitamin E and C supplementation reduces oxidative stress, improves antioxidant enzymes and positive muscle work in chronically loaded muscles of aged rats by Michael J. Ryan,1 Holly J. Dudash,1 Megan Docherty,1 Kenneth B. Geronilla,1,2 Brent A. Baker,2G. Gregory Haff,1 Robert G. Cutlip,2 and Stephen E. Alway(PubMed)

(2) Vitamins and minerals functioning as antioxidants with supplementation considerations Lee R. McDowell1 , Nancy Wilkinson, Rachel Madison and Tara Felix Department of Animal Sciences University of Florida

(3) Potential Role of Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease by Joanna Fiedor* and Květoslava Burda(PubMed)

(4) Nutritional Epigenetic Regulators in the Field of Cancer by Michael Schnekenburger1, Marc Diederich2, in Epigenetic Cancer Therapy, 2015

(5) Garlic and Cardiovascular Disease: A Critical Review 

Khalid Rahman Gordon M. Lowe, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 136, Issue 3, 1 March 2006, Pages 736S–740S,

(6) The Immunomodulation and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Garlic Organosulfur Compounds in Cancer Chemoprevention by Georgia Schäfer1 and Catherine H. Kaschula(PubMed)

(7) The mode of action of allicin: trapping of radicals and interaction with thiol containing proteins by Rabinkov A1, Miron T, Konstantinovski L, Wilchek M, Mirelman D, Weiner L(PubMed)

(8) Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and ellagic acid in healthy volunteers fed freeze-dried black raspberries daily for 7 days by Stoner GD1, Sardo C, Apseloff G, Mullet D, Wargo W, Pound V, Singh A, Sanders J, Aziz R, Casto B, Sun X(PubMed)

(9) Free radicals, antioxidants and functional foods: Impact on human health byV. Lobo, A. Patil, A. Phatak, and N. Chandra(PubMed)

(10) Toxicity, mechanism and health effects of some heavy metals by Monisha Jaishankar, Tenzin Tseten, Naresh Anbalagan, Blessy B. Mathew, and Krishnamurthy N. Beeregowda(PubMed)

(11) Evaluation of the pH and titratable acidity of teas commercially available in Brazilian market ORIGINAL | ORIGINAL Avaliação do pH e titrabilidade ácida de chás comercialmente disponíveis no mercado brasileiro 

(12) 5 Kidney Cleansing Drinksby Dr. Group by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

(13) Lycopene as A Carotenoid Provides Radioprotectant and Antioxidant Effects by Quenching Radiation-Induced Free Radical Singlet Oxygen: An Overview by Jalil Pirayesh Islamian, Ph.D.* and Habib Mehrali, M.Sc(PubMed)

(14) Cooking Tomatoes Boosts Disease-Fighting Power, Date:April 23, 2002 (by Cornell University)

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