The world isn’t what it used to be. Every day, our bodies are under attack because we now live in an era of relentless toxic exposure from plastics, pesticides, and obesity additives.
These harmful chemicals can be found everywhere. They are in the water we drink, the foods we eat, and the very air we breathe. And don’t forget about all the lotions, creams, shampoos, deodorants, and air fresheners we use.
Even our cookware can be toxic. Byproducts from Teflon pans, plastic particles from spatulas, and cooking sprays are loaded with propellants.
Dangerous compounds like insecticides, PCB’s, heavy metals, benzene, dioxin, phthalates, pesticides, DDT metabolites, flame retardants, styrene, xylene and dichlorobenzene…all have been routinely found in the stool, urine and blood of average people all around the globe just like YOU.
There’s no escaping this toxic burden.
It’s ALL inside your body right now and it’s harming your cells, causing severe inflammation, clogging up your liver, stopping your body from getting rid of unwanted belly fat – and it’s aging your body at an accelerated rate. Fortunately, there are a few simple “tweaks” you can make to your diet that can help your body eliminate this toxic burden and get your fat loss moving again, while improving the health of your immune system. That’s right. Instead of those long and uncomfortable, not to mention costly detoxes and cleanses, you can get started on your detox and body cleansing right now.
We’ve spent the last several years teaching these simple fat flushing immune repairing techniques to men and women of all ages. All you have to do is add the 12 foods below into your nutrition plan and you can put an END to the chemical burden that’s inside your body at this very moment. They say in order to bring your body back to permanent health, you have to detoxify it first. Once detoxified, your body rebuilds itself on a healthy
These 12 foods will help you purify your body of chemical build-up, reduce chronic inflammation, cleanse your liver of fat storing toxins and flush away your “trapped” fat and fortifying your immune system– all in 7 days or LESS.
The blueprint you will find below combines 12 specific foods with several other secret foods and tricks to help your body naturally “let go” of your trapped fat cells by focusing on two primary things:
- A Healthy Liver, and
- 2. Reducing Inflammation.
Let’s get started.
6 Inflammation Fighting Foods: Stop Fat-Storing Inflammation & Destroy Bad Hormones Food
#1: Turmeric (clean your fat burning filter)
Turmeric is now being touted in the innovative medical community as the “fountain of youth” super spice.
Used predominantly in Indian cuisine, the root of this spice is used for dozens of health benefits, including acting as a powerful, all-natural anti-inflammatory agent.
Often considered the forgotten spice, turmeric can assist your liver’s enzymes in flushing out carcinogens from your body.
This is critically important for optimal health and efficient fat loss because your liver acts as a natural detoxifier. It’s your body’s fat burning filter and turmeric will help you keep it healthy.
A poor functioning liver will ZAP you of your energy and make it nearly impossible to shed unwanted body fat because it’s responsible for the elimination of drugs, pesticides, and environmental chemicals from your body.
Turmeric not only helps you maintain a healthy functioning liver, research indicates curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, may help reduce joint pain caused from inflammation and lower your blood sugar to eliminate cravings…all of which will keep your body in a “fat burning environment.”
As you can clearly see, this spice is definitely one you want to be making good use of. It will help you flush out more “trapped” fat and it just so happens to work perfectly with food #2 below.
Food #2: Lemon Juice (purge toxins from your blood)
The all-natural alkalizing effect of fresh squeezed juice, from organic lemons, has a very powerful detoxifying effect that can purge toxins from the blood and help assist in removing harmful compounds from your body to reduce inflammation as well.
Almost everybody has been misled to believe lemons are acidic, but inside your body lemons are an incredibly alkaline food that can help balance your body’s pH, which means better health, reduced inflammation, and higher energy levels.
Lemon juice has also been shown to improve your digestive function, acts as a mild diuretic and is loaded with healthy ingredients (citric acid, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bioflavonoids, and pectin) that help boost your immune function.
Potassium builds protein and muscle, maintains normal body growth and controls the electrical activity of the heart. Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body, increases liver function and fat metabolism.
Lemon juice also increases the function of glutathione, which effectively helps you slim down and detoxify your body quicker.
Combine all these benefits together and you have the perfect equation for faster fat loss. All you need is a medium sized lemon, (use organic to avoid residual pesticides). Then add it into a small cup of warm filtered water every morning on an empty stomach, with a tsp. of organic honey.
Food #3: Ginger (reduce inflammation with potent Gingerols)
One of the most valuable and useful health benefits, according to studies, has shown that Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds called Gingerols, which have been proven to reduce inflammation.
Ginger is from the same family as Turmeric, which is classified as the Zingiberaceae Family. For intestinal purposes, ginger can help relax and soothe your intestinal tract.
Ginger has been proven effective in treating osteoarthritis and lower back pain. For centuries it has been used as a natural remedy. Research has shown that ginger can lower blood fat levels, and reduce inflammation more effectively than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like aspirin).
It spikes your metabolism and flushes out the waste from your body. It will also keep your appetite in check, according to recent studies.
Kick your natural detox process into high gear by adding ginger to your diet.
Ginger can be enjoyed in many ways. Add it to your favorite cup of tea, or in your favorite dish for a fragrant, zesty dish. For a mild cleanse do the following:
- 2 cups of boiling water
- freshly grated ginger
- 1⁄4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbs. organic honey
You can drink this cleanse first thing in the morning, or throughout the day.
Food #4: Tart Cherries (recover FASTER and stop inflammation)
Over 111 million prescriptions are issued yearly for anti-inflammatory drugs. These meds have been shown to wreak havoc on your digestive system, while causing damage to your heart, your liver, and your kidneys.
But the anthocyanins and phenols found in tart cherries have been shown to provide STRONGER protection against muscle injury and damage than these dangerous drugs. In other words, this tiny fruit has been proven BETTER than things like Ibuprofen for reducing inflammation and muscle soreness.
In fact, over 74 published studies indicate tart cherries deliver a high level of protection against cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and can even fight against Alzheimer’s. Many of them also validate that tart cherries and tart cherry beverages speed up recovery time from exercise and reduce inflammatory markers significantly.
But there’s MORE…tart cherries also contain a hefty dose of naturally occurring melatonin (improves sleep) and they have one of the highest anti- oxidant scores of all fruits and they score amazingly low on the glycemic index (~20). So they’re one of the best fruits to eat for fat loss.
So by eating a hefty dose of tart cherries you can help your body recover faster and reduce joint pain through the anti-inflammatory response. I recommend consuming a cup of organic tart cherries (or 4-6oz of organic, flash pasteurized tart cherry juice) after high intensity exercise sessions to help your body fight inflammation and “flush out” more trapped fat from your body.
Food #5: Cinnamon (reduces inflammation)
A sweet spice that many people enjoy, this one helps to control your blood sugar levels (one reason why it’s also great for people with diabetes), and also will give your immune system a strong boost.
Cinnamon is also known to help aid in indigestion, arthritis, and gastrointestinal inflammation.
It promotes a healthy digestive system, ensuring the removal of toxins from the body on a regular basis. If these toxins build up, they can influence your metabolic rate and how well your body is able to rid itself of its body fat.
Cinnamon contains Vitamin K and also contains calcium and iron, two of the top minerals needed for our bodies. Cinnamon also contains manganese, and is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
As an anti-inflammatory agent, cinnamon may be useful in preventing or mitigating arthritis, as well as cardiovascular disease.
How much would one have to ingest to gain any anti-inflammatory benefits? Depending on the reason for taking cinnamon therapeutically, some researchers believe that as little as a 1⁄2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon can be beneficial.
Cinnamon can be added to a number of foods, like your morning oatmeal, your smoothies, or sprinkled on your sweet potato for dinner.
Food #6: Cayenne Pepper (the ultimate super spice!)
This spice has reportedly given some individuals up to a 25% boost t o their Metabolism, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fats, so if there’s one that you definitely want to be making good use of, this is it.
Adding this to a meal can increase the number of calories you burn over the next few hours, ensuring fat loss progresses along maximally.
Researchers have also found that people who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were found to have less of an appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolic-booster.
Cayenne Pepper is high in antioxidants –even higher than many vegetables, and also high in beta-carotene or Vitamin A.
As an anti-inflammatory herb, Cayenne Pepper is also an excellent remedy for natural joint pain relief.
It has an anti-inflammatory action that actually can help heal the lining of your stomach, and does not irritate the stomach as some would think. For this and many other reasons, make sure you are not overlooking the power of this spice.
Add it to your favorite veggie sauté, or even a dash in some homemade hot cocoa together with cinnamon for an extra punch!
Liver Cleansing Foods: Cleanse & Maintain a Healthy Fat Burning Furnace
Food #1: Cruciferous Vegetables (destroy fat- storing estrogen)
Cruciferous vegetables contain a naturally occurring ingredient called 3,3′- Diindolylmethane or DIM for short. DIM is strongly anti-estrogenic, so it helps block xenoestrogens (sometimes called obsesogens)…otherwise known as BAD estrogen that accumulates inside your body from constant exposure to environmental toxins.
This hormone is the reason why women are storing more and more belly fat in today’s day and age – and it’s also responsible for chronically low testosterone levels in men. This causes all kinds of nasty side effects like facial hair in women and “man boobs” in men. Not to mention it makes it VERY difficult to lose weight.
DIM not only wards of off bad estrogen, it also acts as an immunostimulant, which means it can naturally “boost” your immune system, and Wikipedia even touts this ingredient to have various potent anticancer properties. So including these foods in your diet could go a long way.
Obvious choices to add to your daily nutrition plan are broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and cabbage. Some other, lesser-known, super veggies include swiss chard, arugula, collard greens, bok choy, kale, and watercress.
IMPORTANT TIP: Since DIM is oil soluble, it’s best to consume these veggies with other healthy oils and friendly fats like grass fed butter. This will greatly enhance the absorption of these powerful fat-fighting nutrients.
Food #2: Dandelion Greens (The ultimate detox and cleansing green)
Dandelions have been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. Dandelions are rich in minerals such as calcium, and are also high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Although mildly bitter in taste, they help aid in kidney and liver detox. They are known as being the ultimate in detox and cleansing of all greens, as well as for their anti- inflammatory properties.
They are also higher in protein than a single serving of spinach, containing all essential amino acids.
Health benefits of dandelion greens include, but are not limited to, reducing the risks of cancer, cataracts, and multiple sclerosis. Dandelion greens can be found in health food stores and farmer markets.
If you’re feeling run down, extremely tired, or overstressed, try a cup of dandelion tea.
Dandelion greens can be added to your green smoothie (1 – 2 cups are sufficient), or can be eaten in a salad with fresh ginger, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Try this Dandelion Smoothie for extra energy, tastes great, and detoxes your body all in one!
- 1 cup dandelion greens
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1⁄4 cup parsley
- 1 med banana
- 1 mango
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1⁄2 cup blueberries (try using organic ingredients where possible)
Food #3 Apples (an apple a day keeps more than the doctor away):
Apples are high in insoluble fiber and the soluble fiber, Pectin, which helps the body get rid of metals and food additives.
Apples also contain glucaric acid which rids the body of estrogen-like chemicals, steroids, and heavy metals.
The skin of an apple contains high levels of phytochemicals, which help your body for overall health. They are low on the glycemic scale, which means slower absorption with a gradual rise in blood sugar and insulin.
Pectin also helps cleanse your intestines and helps lower cholesterol.
Apples are high in water and fiber content, making you feel fuller longer. They also help aid in weight loss.
Eat a whole apple, including the skin, rather than applesauce, to gain all the nutrients they contain. For that reason and many others, stick to only buying organic apples.
Apples are packed with disease fighting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
One of the most essential and overlooked parts of human health is the beneficial bacteria living throughout our body. Apples specifically help improve the functioning of the bacteria living inside of our large intestine, and early studies show that apples change the metabolism within the digestive tract, and change the balance of bacteria, which leads to improved health by maximizing nutrient uptake and eliminating harmful bacteria and toxins.
Add sliced apples to a salad, add a few apples a day to your diet, and have an apple sliced with your favorite nut butter.
Food #4 Beets (the liver protective food):
Beetroot juice has been shown to help the body respond better to exercise, by balancing oxygen use and increasing stamina.
Beetroot juice is one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates. Because beets are a potent detoxifier, start with a lower dose of beetroot juice – 1⁄4 cup to start, and then increase it over time to 1 cup to 2 cups
One to two cups of beetroot juice a day have been shown to have a significant affect on lowering blood pressure as well.
Beets are a great source of important minerals, vitamins and nutrients. They contain iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium – all important elements to help flush out toxins from your body. They also contain vitamins B3, B6, C, and beta carotene, and help thin and stimulate the flow of bile to improve fat metabolism and detoxification.
Raw, shaved beets with ginger, lemon and fresh dandelion greens are a wonderful detox salad.
Drinking beetroot juice can help keep your liver and digestive system in shape. Avoid pesticides by only buying organic. If you don’t own a juicer, invest in one so that you can juice organic beets. The skin of a beet contains fiber, so be sure you keep the skin on when juicing it.
Food #5 Garlic (garlic contains a compound needed by the liver for effective liver detoxification):
Garlic contains high amounts of vitamin C, which supports your immune system and your liver. It also contains antioxidants, which help fight the free radicals in your bloodstream that are responsible for some of the effects of aging, as well as being linked to certain kinds of cancer and heart disease.
A daily dose of garlic removes heavy metals from the body because of the sulphur present in the garlic.
The key to a successful garlic detox is to consume garlic on a regular basis, however, you do not need to consume whole garlic cloves like most people believe. In fact, consuming raw garlic does not necessarily have all the health benefits at all.
Garlic contains a natural substance called alliin. When you crush or chop fresh garlic, this breaks down into allicin, which contains many of garlic’s healing properties and also contributes to its strong smell.
The most important tips for consuming garlic are making sure that after you cut, chop, or slice it, you set it aside for 15 minutes before using or cooking it, in order to further enhance the enzymes. Adding garlic near the end of cooking also mellows out the sharp flavor and helps retain as many of the nutrients as possible.
A daily garlic supplement, preferably from a health food store, can be just as beneficial.
Eat garlic in your favorite pastas, pesto, greens, roasts, dressings and sauces. On your cheat day, roast some garlic, and spread it on some fresh baked bread with butter.
Food #6 Brazil Nuts (raise your selenium levels and helps you get rid of extra mercury in foods) Brazil Nuts contain one the highest amounts of selenium and magnesium in a food and also contain zinc. This seems like a perfect food for helping the body recover minerals though the chelation process.
What are the benefits of taking selenium?
It flushes heavy metals. Together with glutathione peroxidase, selenium acts by binding with toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium through a process called chelation and flushing them out of the body through urine.
Selenium helps protect against damage to liver cells, mobilizes cancer-fighting cells, strengthens immunity and contributes to tissue elasticity – an essential function for healthy liver tissue.
Brazil Nuts are very meaty and high-fat hard-shelled seeds… Brazil nuts are a good-quality protein, yet are also about two-thirds fat, of which over 20 percent is saturated.
The average adult requires only 55 mcg of selenium a day for optimal health. One Brazil nut can contain up to 100 mcg of selenium, therefore, you should limit your intake to no more than 4 – 6 Brazil nuts per day to be safe.