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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Detox with Beets

The body has its own system for cleansing and eliminating toxins on a daily basis. However with the change in the way we process our foods, the additives and chemical used, the increased pollution and pills, medications and drugs we put in our systems, its no wonder why our liver may need some extra help. If our bodies become overloaded, especially with chemicals, toxins and pollutants then our excretory system, which includes our kidneys, liver, and lungs can slow down or become backed up. If these toxins remain in our body then they can be reabsorbed which can cause harm. A detox tea made of beneficial herbs can cleanse your body and stimulate the elimination process.

Beets are important as they are rich in vitamin A. To prepare the beet juice you will need one beet root, a few celery sticks, and one carrot. Juice them up and add a bit of water.

These earthy roots, whether enjoyed roasted, steamed or boiled, contain plant pigments that are believed to have antioxidant and liver-supporting abilities. While the beetroot may be the most commonly consumed part of the plant, the greens of the beet also pack a nutritional punch of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Consider juicing the greens -- instead of tossing them -- for extra added detox benefits. A half cup of beets or one cup of greens in your juice or smoothie should do the trick.

While great in a salad, beets are also delicious in Kasha.