What Foods Help to Reduce Toxins in Your Body

Sarah Holvik, Nutritionist, discusses What Foods Help to Reduce Toxins in Your Body.

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Sarah Holvik, Nutritionist, discusses What Foods Help to Reduce Toxins in Your Body.
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Featuring Sarah Holvik, B.Sc.
What Foods Help to Reduce Toxins in Your Body
Duration: 46 seconds

Detoxifying foods are foods that help with eliminating toxins from the body.

So these include environmental toxins such as pollution or cigarette smoke, as well as heavy metals that may be in our environment as well as bacteria, molds and yeast.

Some examples of detoxifying foods include fruits and vegetables as well as many of the spices that we use. For example, cayenne pepper as well as garlic have very strong detoxifying properties.

If you don't think you're getting enough detoxifying foods in your diet, supplements can help. Please contact your local doctor, or pharmacist or registered dietitian for more information.

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Holvik, Nutritionist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Nutritionist

Quiz: Do You Understand What Foods Help to Reduce Toxins? ( 14 participated.)

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Consuming antioxidant-rich foods may reduce your risk of developing certain diseases.

Explanation:

Consuming antioxidant-rich foods may reduce the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, cataracts, cardiovascular disease and other diseases.

2

Sleeping helps remove toxic waste byproducts that have accumulated during the day.

Explanation:

Sleeping can be a valuable tool in detoxification. By getting eight hours of sleep per day, you eliminate toxins and may reduce your risk of heart disease, anxiety and stress.

3

You need to buy detoxification kits to actually flush your body of toxins.

Explanation:

The human body is able to eliminate toxins through the liver, skin, lungs and kidneys. It doesn’t require expensive supplements or detox kits.

4

Increasing your water intake is not recommended if you’re trying to prevent water retention.

Explanation:

While it may sound counterintuitive, increasing your water intake can eliminate excess water weight from eating too much sodium.

5

Fiber is recommended to help you detox.

Explanation:

Fiber can benefit your liver and kidneys, which aids in detoxing the body.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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