“Detox” is one of those buzzwords that catches your eye, especially after consuming too many salty snacks, fried appetizers, and beers, or filling the blank with your favorite unhealthy meal. When you are not feeling well after eating the less than healthy foods that you have eaten, you may want something to detoxify your body and cleanse your consciousness.
Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on a specific food to flush out so-called “toxins” like preservatives, sugars, excess sodium, and saturated fat that you have welcomed into your body. Your organs naturally do a great job of detoxifying.
But you can help your organs by eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant foods.
Unfortunately, eating a healthy meal filled with these foods after a particularly unhealthy meal is not the answer; However, eating a variety of these foods each day is.
Some types of anti-inflammatory foods are fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and fish which fight low-intensity chronic inflammation caused by consuming fried and highly processed foods. Antioxidants are compounds like vitamins C, E and beta-carotene found in colorful fruits and vegetables that neutralize molecules that are harmful to cells called “free radicals”. You will find an abundance of all of these “detoxifying agents” in the recipes below.
Put these delicious meals into your regular menu rotation and develop a healthy eating habit that will make you stronger, leaner and healthier. For healthier, weight-loss meals, check out 22 Meals to Burn Belly Fat in 2022.
Make your slow cooker your slimming partner. On days when you’re short on time, it takes 20 minutes or less to ‘brew and gut’ anti-inflammatory ingredients like beans, peppers, mushrooms, and turkey breast in a pot and, you know, put it and forget about it until you get home from work. For an antioxidant booster, add a crunchy green salad as a side dish.
Get the Turkey Two Bean Chili Recipe.
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Going meatless several times a week is a great way to reduce saturated fat and meat hormones in your diet. The chickpeas and quinoa in this filling, satisfying soup provide 8 grams of protein to satisfy your hunger pangs and boost your metabolism by building muscle. This recipe makes six servings, enough to freeze and save for a quick lunch another day.
Get the Chickpea Quinoa Soup Recipe.
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A salad can make a satisfying low-calorie meal if you use the right plant-based ingredients like high-protein chickpeas and the satiating, heart-healthy fats of olive oil. Fresh herbs (as well as vegetables) have anti-inflammatory properties and part of cauliflower provides powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients that protect against disease and dietary fiber to feed the good bacteria in your gut, which play a role. key in reducing inflammation.
Get the Mediterranean Cauliflower Pepper Salad Recipe.
Unless you’re talking about Froot Loops, in general, the more colorful your meal, the more detoxifying nutrients it contains. That’s why it’s hard to beat this quick and easy to clean baking dish filled with green, yellow, orange and red veggies. The main protein here is salmon (choose from the wild), which is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA.
Get the recipe for Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon with Roasted Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, and Yellow Squash.
Instead of ordering Chinese takeout the next time you’re hungry for a tasty Asian meal, use a grill pan to quickly whip up chicken breasts, crispy peppers, and baby bok choi. Chinese-American take-out foods tend to be very high in sodium and fat, and therefore very inflammatory. You can do better at home with clean, fresh, and nutritious ingredients.
Get the recipe for Juicy Asian Chicken and Coleslaw in Gravy.
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