10 Foods that Detoxify Your Body, Without Fasting

Sucking down juice and only juice for 5 days straight is so 2010. Think that’s the only way to detox? Tsk, tsk! You can still flush out your system without starving yourself. Try incorporating these natural detoxifiers into your diet on a daily basis to feel refreshed in no time.

Broccoli Sprouts

Take the sprouts, leave the broccoli head. Broccoli sprouts are super high in antioxidants that help detox enzymes in the digestive tract.


Vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, so it’s no surprise lemons, oranges and limes made our list. The enzymes help to clear the digestive tract and cleanse the liver. Try drinking a warm glass of lemon water daily.


Since fruit already has such wonderfully-high liquid content, it works wonders for your system. Plus, fruits are easy to digest, high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and vitamin C. Fiber is especially important for cleansing your digestive system because it expands to sweep the intestines clean. You can gently cleanseyour system by eating plenty of bananas, pears, apples, strawberries, blackberries, grapefruit, oranges, dates, figs and plums. Pst… pick the juicier fruits.


It may be stinky, but by just adding raw or cooked garlic to your food you’re helping to filter out residual toxins.

Green Food

Remember when your mom told you to eat something green every day? Do it. And make sure some are leafy greens like kale, spinach, arugula and even wheatgrass or blue green algae. The chlorophyll will boost your digestive tract to eliminate toxins.

Green Tea

This well-known healthy drink washes out toxins with its special antioxidants called catechins, which also increase liver function. Win-win.

Mung Beans

These tiny beans pack a big punch as they absorb residual toxins along the intestinal walls.

Omega-3 Oils

Avocado, olive oil and flax seed oil… sounds good to us! These items are high in Omega-3s which help lube up the intestinal walls and absorb the toxins.

Raw Veggies

Since onions, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beets, turmeric and oregano are all high in sulphur and glutathione, they help to rid your liver of harmful toxins.


And lots and lots of it.

While you’re at it, boost your metabolism with these foods. Happy detoxing!

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Brianne Hogan is a Canadian writer, currently based in Prince Edward Island. A self-proclaimed "wellness freak," she has a... More about Brianne Hogan