#BodyDetoxFriday: BEETROOT

We are getting the body overly excited today because we get to touch all the nooks and crannies. I might as well call it the body’s environmental sanitation day because it sure cleans all the edges, even the organs that we have not thought to single out for a clean.

It is body detox Friday and the magician for the day is BEETROOT.

Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Although you can see these betalain pigments in other foods, the concentration of betalains in the peel and flesh of beets gives you an unexpectedly great opportunity for these health benefits.

Eating beetroots have lots of advantages; they can boost the body energy and lower the blood pressure. When consumed over an extended period, beetroots helps to fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, boost the brain function and contributes to losing some body weight.

Beetroots contain a unique mixture of plant chemicals and minerals that make them superb fighters of infection, blood purifiers, and liver cleansers.

Beetroots help boost the body’s cellular intake of oxygen, making them excellent overall body cleansers. When detoxing, beets help by making sure that the toxins you are getting out make it out of your body.

Give your body a green treat today.

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#BodyDetoxFriday: PINEAPPLE

TGIF. I can perceive the excited of not going to work or school tomorrow already, and I also see the excitement of having to wake up to no magician too….. LOL.  It is alright, and totally I am not judging right now. However, just before we go the short break, let’s dust off for the weekend.

The Body Detox Magician of the day is PINEAPPLE.

Fresh pineapple is not only sweet and delicious, but it also aids in detoxing your body, thanks to the presence of bromelain, a powerful digestive enzyme. This enzyme has been proven to help in digesting protein, breaking down fats, and reducing inflammation.

Pineapple is also packed with manganese, which has been recommended by nutritionists as a way to boost your mood. How is that for a bonus?

Give your body a green treat today.

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Olubunmi Ayodele

#LiverCleansingMonday: GARLIC

The weekend made me lazy already, I had so much to eat, but the start of the new week excites me because it is time to clean up again.

It is Liver cleansing Monday and the Liver magician for the day is GARLIC.

Garlic contains numerous sulfur-containing compounds that activate the Liver enzymes. It also contains allicin and Selenium, two powerful nutrients proven to protect the Liver from toxic damage and aids it detoxification process.

Garlic cloves can be added to salad dishes and consumed raw, it can also be added to dishes during cooking to improve Liver health.

Give your body a green treat today.

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Olubunmi Ayodele