9 Foods That Detox Your Whole System

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Getting ready to clean up your diet with a 3-day, not-crazy detox? Here are nine ingredients that should be part of your regimen.

Blueberries

These tiny berries pack a wallop of anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that help your body eliminate toxins.

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Ginger

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This spice is right for you; ginger is a digestive tonic that aids circulation.

Lemon

Tart and smart, lemon offers up antioxidant compounds called limonoids that activate detoxifying enzymes.

Mango

Just one cup of sliced mango meets ¾ of your daily vitamin C needs. The fruit also contains fiber, which aids your digestion.

Orange

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One orange packs more than 100% of the suggested intake of vitamin C. Like lemon, oranges contain limonoids that help activate the body’s detox process.

Parsley

Add some parsley to your diet for a natural diuretic: The herb promotes the elimination of toxins in the urine.

Peppermint

More than just a breath freshener, peppermint also works as a natural appetite suppressant and antimicrobial that eliminates germs in food and makes you feel fuller.

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate juice contains punicalagin, an antioxidant that promotes detoxification and may inhibit colon cancer.

Thyme

More than just a tasty herb, thyme helps neutralize bugs, including strains of E. coli and staph that can cause serious illness.

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