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The summer fruit is high in citrulline, whichlike that little blue pill
stimulates nitric-oxide production and increases blood flow to the penis,
strengthening erections.
Dark Chocolate

This treat is loaded with flavonoids that dilate your arteries. Eat about 1.6
ounces of dark chocolate (about the size of a regular Hersheys bar) daily
thats the amount researchers at the University of California found improved
blood-vessel dilation by more than 10 percent.
Related: Is Casual Sex Bad for Your Self-Esteem?

Studies show that flavonoids in red, blue, and purple berries cleanse free
radicals from arteries, relaxing them and improving blood flow.

Yes, they really are aphrodisiacs. Raw oysters are the richest dietary source
of zinc, which not only improves blood flow but also fuels testosterone
production. When testosterone levels drop, so do your performance and
your libido, Lamm says. Wild eastern oysters have the most zinc, followed by
eastern farmed and wild Pacific.
Grass-fed butter

Recent studies have shown that people with the highest intakes of the
vitamin K2, found in grass-fed beef and dairy products like butter, cut their
risk of coronary heart disease in half. And whats good for your ticker is
always good for your erections.

Dont giggle: Bananas are high in potassium, which relaxes blood-vessel

walls, allowing for better blood flow throughout the body. Plus it offsets a
high-sodium diet, keeping your blood pressure in check, according to a study
in the journal Hypertension. Narrow blood vessels lead to low blood flow,
which leads to well, not much.

This allium vegetable boosts blood flow to the penis by increasing nitricoxide production and relaxing blood vessels.

The amino acid L-arginine, found abundantly in walnuts, is one of the

building blocks of nitric oxide. Translation: A diet that includes these nuts
with the rock-hard shell makes for consistent, rock-hard erections.
According to a panel conducted by the European Food Safety Authority, you
should eat about cup a day.

By scrubbing blood vessels of free radicals and decreasing inflammation,

ginger relaxes arteries and improves blood flow. According to a study in the
International Journal of Cardiology, about 1 teaspoon a few times a week is
all you need to reap gingers cardiovascular rewards.

A study of natural aphrodisiacs in the BMC Complementary andAlternative

Medicine journal found that nutmeg increases libido and erectile
performance. Nutmeg also contains myristic acid, which has been shown to
stimulate production of the all-important nitric oxide, the key to a healthy
Olive Oil

According to a study in the journal Lipids, olive oil helps increase

testosterone production.

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon promotes erectile health by effecting a

threefold increase in nitric-oxide production, according to the
journal Fertility and Sterility. The researchers recommend 1 gram of
omega-3s a day, which you can get in 3 ounces of salmon.
Related: 14 Healthiest Snack Foods to Buy

Moderation is the key. According to research conducted by David R.

Meldrum, M.D., a reproductive endocrinologist and a clinical professor at
the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, one to two drinks daily can
have beneficial effects on erectile function, but more than that can suppress
blood flow and decrease nitric-oxide production. Red wine is generally the
best, Meldrum says. But the antioxidant content can vary a lot. Generally,
warmer growing regions produce wines with more antioxidants.

Adding a daily handful of pistachios to your diet can improve your erectile
function, sexual satisfaction, orgasmic function, sexual desire, and overall
satisfaction, according to a study in the International Journal of
Impotence Research. These tasty snacks are high in arginine, which
increases nitric-oxide production.

Vitamin E, of which almonds are a prime source, enhances nitric-oxide

production, according to the British Journal of Urology International . A
small handful a few times a week is all you need.
By Heather Hurlock

Erectile dysfunction or ED is a male sexual dysfunction and expressed in the inability to have an erection sufficient
for sexual intercourse.
Erectile dysfunction is very common although most men will not admit to having potency problems.
Various studies have shown that over half of all men over 40 have at least partial potency issues.

You will learn

How common erectile dysfunction (ED) / impotence is and what causes it.
How the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1998 was awarded to research related to erectile function!
How amino-acid based supplements can treat ED sustainably without side effects
An overview of the amino acid products available to improve erectile function

How common is erectile dysfunction

According to current estimates up to 52% of all men over 40 suffer from some sort of erectile dysfunction.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

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Causes of ED can be classified into FIVE groups:

Cardiovascular: poor circulation throughout the body caused by increasing calcification of important
arteries and small blood vessels. Underlying causes are smoking, hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis and high
cholesterol. The effect is an inability of the body to effectively direct blood to areas where needed such as flooding the
penis with flood to create an erection.
Hormonal: Too much estrogen and too little testosterone (T) in the male body. Commonly caused by fast
food diets, alcohol, excessive weight and too little exercise. This imbalance increases as men age and produce less
Psychological: there are three types of psychological causes: anxiety (stress) caused by over-expectation,
boredom caused by the Coolidge Effect (lack of libido) and Dopamine addiction, which is most commonly caused by
excess use of internet pornography.
Side-Effects: Certain anti-depressants, beta-blockers and anticonvulsants (antiepileptic drugs) can
adversely affect erectile function.
Physical / Neurological: leakages in the cavernous (spongy) body and damages to the smooth muscles
and its nerves.
Cardiovascular problems are thought to cause up to 80% of all cases of Erectile Dysfunction, often in combination
with hormonal or psychological issues.


Although a large number of possible causes will have to be considered cardiovascular problems are thought to cause
up to 80% of all cases of Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence, often in combination with hormonal or psychological

Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Todays most common treatments for erectile dysfunction are prescription-based.

These treatments, however, do not treat the underlying cause of the problem and have side effects. They include
headaches, facial blushing, stomach aches, dizziness and painful erections lasting for many hours.
It is therefore essential that treatment is administered by a qualified medical professional and that the product itself is
genuine. Online trade with often harmful counterfeits has risen sharply in recent years.
Even though products purchased online may look identical, more than half of them are identified as counterfeits
at customs. They should therefore only be purchased with prescription from registered or reputable pharmacies.
In contrast, treatments based on natural amino acids such as L-Carnitine, L-Arginine or L-Citrulline do not have any
side effects.
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The most common natural treatment of impotence is the daily supplementation of the amino acid L-arginine in
combination with Pine Bark Extract. The treatment is backed by a vast body of scientific research studies and is
effective in over 90% of cases2.
This micronutrient combination cures the symptoms of erectile dysfunction by working directly on the cause of the
erection problem, which is poor blood circulation in the majority of cases (vascular erectile dysfunction).

In contract, no other herb or extract has been conclusively backed by modern scientific, peer-reviewed research
studies in respect of their apparent benefits. For specific examples, please refer to the following article, which outlines
and compares a number of erectile function enhancers.
An amino-acid based treatment should always be the preferred treatment over prescription based medication,
because it does not have any side effects even in large quantities. Often it is advised to look for long-term sustainable
treatment options, because patients may feel that their partnerships or marriages are at risk.
They may hence suffer from ongoing psychological stress in addition to the physical problems. An ongoing
supplement-based treatment offers a definitive advantage over the event-based short-term use of prescription-based
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1. Raw Cacao Products

Raw cacao is a completely different thing than those

Oboys sitting on grocery store shelves. As those milk chocolate powders are
overly processed pieces of junk. Theyre heated up to the point where all the
antioxidants and nitric oxide boosting compounds are already gone.
Raw chocolate is one of the most nutritious foods in the planet and its been used for thousands
of years among humans. Its sad to see that our modern civilization is so blind to understand the
healing benefits of this superfood, and is only processing it to create a longer shelf life and not so
bitter taste.
Heres why raw cacao will boost your sexual performance:
This study shows that raw cocoa products delivered a nice 5-10 point drop in
systolic blood pressure. Which is without a doubt hugely beneficial for your
erections as this basically means that raw cacao powder expands your arteries
allowing blood to flow more freely.

Theres this lining inside your blood vessels called endolithium. The health and
flexibility of it is greatly linked to your erectile function. The good news are that
cacao in its raw unheated form contains these compounds called flanavols,

which in this study more than doubled the amount of CACs (Circulating Angiogenic
Cells) which are the cells linked to healthy endolethium function. So in a nutshell:
Raw cacao will double the healthy cells inside your endolithium.

Raw cacao products are also known for their ability to increase nitric oxide
production, which probably explains the above drop in systolic blood pressure

So shoot for the raw unprocessed unaltered, unheated, organic dark

chocolate or cacao powder. As its one of the greatest erection improving
foods around.

2. Garlic

Despite the fact that garlic makes your breath stink its
still an incredible strong sex food for men.

I have stated numerous times in the past how amazing garlic is for your testosterone levels.
However thats not all there is to this stinky spice.
Its also a very potent nitric oxide booster, and a potent NOS (Nitric Oxide Synthase) activator.
Heres why you need to eat some garlic:
In this study researchers found out that garlic lowers blood pressure in humans
more effectively than blood pressure drugs! So what the fuck is that bullshit that
you cant use food as a medicine?

Its a potent testosterone booster which of course is the root of your erections

In one animal study garlic was noted to increase blood flow by 15% on calfs.
Researchers state that the mechanism of action is the same in humans, and that
the effects could be even more remarkable in humans

NOTE: Always try to get organic garlic and steer away from all Chinese produce as their garlic is
fertilized with human waste, and this unfortunately is not a joke.

3. Pomegranates

Pomegranate might just be the best erection boosting

food ever.
Researchers all over the world are astonished by their overall healing properties in the body.
However the thing that really stands out is the fact how amazing this fruit really is to your
cardiovascular system and testosterone production. As its been shown to dramatically increase
your nitric oxide production, while it also simultaneously protects NO from free radicals and
Whats more is that pomegranates are also known to boost testosterone levels, and in one study
this fruit also increased the activity of NOS (Nitric Oxide Synthase).
Heres a bit info on this natural Viagra called Pomegranate:
This Israeli study found out that long term pomegranate consumption led to
significant drop in blood pressure

The same study also found out that after 3 years of drinking pomegranate juice,
their subjects had reduced the plaque in arterial walls by 30% on average!

This same study then also found out that pomegranates increased the amount of
CACs (Circulating Angiogenic Cells) in the endolethium, which is hugely beneficial
for your erections

Pomegranate has also been shown to increase testosterone. The mechanism is

uncertain but its believed to be caused by the high amount of antioxidants present
in pomegranate.

Pomegranates also act as natural Viagra because of the fact that the fruit has
shown to increase the activity of Nitric Oxide Synthase, which is pretty much the
same mechanism as in all erection medications.
NOTE: All of those study results were obtained with pure pomegranate or pomegranate
juice, its been shown that extracts or juice concentrates contain no similar effects, and that
theyre almost utterly useless as theres no antioxidants present in them. So always try to
get yourself some fresh and pure pomegranate.

4. Spinach

Spinach is incredibly rich in natural nitrates.

Those natural nitrates will convert into artery widening nitric oxide by the actions of
your tongue and gut bacteria (thats why you shouldnt use those mouthwashes as
they flush away the bacteria needed for this process to take place).
Spinach is also part of the food group that I call natural steroids, as its one of the

richest food sources for phytoecdysteroids, such as: ecdysterone and

Heres some research about spinach:
In this study it was noted how nitrates in certain plants convert into nitric oxide
in the body. Spinach was noted to be one of the strongest foods in that study.

Spinach is so high in ecdysterone that it actually performed better than anabolic

steroids in one rat grip-strength study. Of course all of that ecdysterone will boost
your natural testosterone levels in the blood which leads to better erections.

Spinach is also rich in minerals and vitamins much needed for your nitric
oxide and testosterone production

So according to everything above it would be pretty beneficial to stack your

fridge up with organic spinach.

5. Raw Walnuts

All nuts in general will work wonders for your erectile

health. However theres this one nut that is the king of them when were looking at nuts as
erectile boosting foods.
Its the raw unsalted, unroasted, unaltered walnut.
Its incredibly high in arginine, which is an amino acid present in all nuts, and known for its
ability to convert into nitric oxide in your body.
It also has one successful blood pressure study on its belt.
Heres some study background on walnuts:
This study showed remarkable results as the researchers were able to drop their
subjects blood pressure by 10 points only with 6-8 walnuts! Thats a huge drop, one
that cant even be obtained with medication so rapidly.

This study explains how arginine boosts your nitric oxide production. And just as
I said above, walnuts are very dense in L-Arginine.

So based on that, Id say that you should consume some natural unsalted
nuts, not only walnuts, but all of the other kinds too. As almost all of them
do contain erectile function boosting qualities.

Food certainly can be used as a medicine and you shouldnt overlook these 5 erection boosting
foods. As theyre also going to improve your cardiovascular health and overall health
So the next time youre visiting the grocery store, remember this post and stack up
with these 5 erection boosting superfoods.
Thanks for reading and if you have anything to ask about these foods then do so in the
comments or contact me trough the form in the footer area!

Here are twenty delicious foods you can

work into your diet that will increase sexual
appetite and your libido:
1. Watermelon

Coined the new Viagra, watermelon contains citrulline, an amino acid that relaxes blood vessels
thereby increasing your sex drive. There have been multiple attempts to introduce L-citrulline in
natural health supplements, however, cells absorb the active ingredient from unpasteurized
watermelon juice better than supplements or even plain water spiked with the compound, suggesting
the watermelons are the optimal delivery medium.

2. Celery

Celery may not be the food of choice that you dream of when thinking sex, but it is a great source
food for sexual stimulation. Celery contains the hormone androsterone, a naturally occurring steroid
found in human sweat and urine which is released through perspiration. Its odorless, but it signals
maleness and virility as a pheromone. It basically signals the brain centers in women to increase
their sexual appetite when triggered. Celery is best eaten raw and should never be cooked.

3. Bananas
Bananas contain the bromelain enzyme, that increases libido and reverse impotence in men. Also,
they are potent sources of potassium and B vitamins like riboflavin, which increase the bodys overall
energy levels. Bromelain has also been reported to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory

4. Aparagus

Asparagus is high in the B vitamin folate that helps increase your production of histamine. The
correct levels of histamine are important for increasing the sex drive in men and women.

5. Figs

Figs are excellent sources of amino acids that increase libido. They can also improve sexual
stamina. Amino acids play a vital role in normal sexual function and will help increase the level of
nitric oxide in the body. The fig is said to increase sexual stamina as well as having a sexual
appearance, flavour and smell to heighten all our senses to improve our mood and let our libido rise
from their slumber. Packed with potassium, manganese, and antioxidants, this fruit also helps
support proper pH levels in the body,

6. Chillies

If you like it hot and spicy, this one will bring a smile on your face! Chillies contain capsaicin, a
chemical which also increases blood flow and triggers the release of mood-enhancing endorphins

that naturally pump up your libido. Chili peppers are also a heart-healthy food with potential to
protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world.

7. Avocado

Loaded with potassium, avocados boost libido for both sexes. And theyre rich in folate which
provides energy and stamina both of which are important once your libido is restored. The Aztecs
referred to the avocado tree ahuacatl as a testicle tree. They contain vitamin B6 (a nutrient that
increases male hormone production) and potassium (which helps regulate a womans thyroid gland),
two elements that help increase libido in both men and women.

8. Almonds

Almonds are a great source of essential fatty acids. They contain omega-3 and fatty acids to help
produce testosterone in men and provide the raw material for a mans healthy production of
hormones. They also contain vitamins E and B2, magnesium and calcium. Additionally, the smell of

almonds arouses passion in females and is known to be an aphrodisiac. You can add to the sexual
ambience by lighting some almond-scented candles to build up her mood. Eat almonds raw, never
roasted, sweetened or salted.

9. Eggs
Eggs are rich in vitamins B6 and B5. These help balance hormone levels and fight stress, two things
that are crucial to a healthy libido. Eggs are also a symbol of fertility and rebirth. Eating raw eggs just
prior to sex is said to heighten libido and maximize energy levels. But all bird and fish eggs contain
B6 and B5. Know where your eggs come from.

10. Garlic

While you dont want to be stinking of garlic during a passionate lip lock, garlic contains allicin, an
ingredient that increases blood flow to the sexual organs. This trick doesnt work overnight however
as you need to consume it for about a month to reap its rewards.

11. Chocolate

Chocolate contains theobromine an alkaloid which is very similar to caffeine. It also contains
phenylethylamine, a chemical that produces the feeling of being in love. Modern day foodies know
raw cacao in its pure unadulteratedform is a superfood. It has more antioxidants than green tea or
red wine. The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study that found, women who enjoyed a piece
of chocolate every day had a more active sex life than those who didnt. So, when your woman talks
about how good chocolate makes her feel, there is some science behind it. In addition, dark
chocolate has a massive amount of anti-oxidants, which are great for the body in general, as they
help maintain the immune system.
12. Maca

Maca is a root vegetable from Peru is considered to be the uber superfood to increase sex drive in
men and women. It also helps increase sperm count. Its packed with vitamins, minerals and amino
acids, all of which work to increase energy levels. In men, it can help with erectile dysfunction, and
for women it is said to increase sex drive and fertility. Try adding a teaspoon of maca powder to

13. Dates

Very popular in the Northern parts of Nigeria, dates are packed with amino acids for sexual stamina
as well as a good dose of fruity sugars which make them sweet and an amazing pickup.

14. Ginger

In the 21st century, those of us who know about botanical-ceuticals know that
ginger helps circulation temperature adjustment, mucoid detoxification and also a libido enhancer.
Whether raw, in supplement form, or added to your favorite recipe or drink, ginger also lends itself to
defense against winters hard cold and flu season. Because trying to get frisky with a runny
nose never ends well.

15. Saffron

Though on the pricey side, this spice is a treat for your stomach and sex life. Researchers at the
University of Guelph have found that saffron can improve sexual performance. Soak the threads in
hot liquid for 15 minutesthen add to quinoa, or barley for an tasty healthy dish.

16. Cloves

This sex superfood is versatile when it comes to cooking: it can be brewed in hot apple cider, infused
in your favorite exotic dish, or added to a chai tea latte. Just make sure to share it with your guy, too.
In India, cloves have been used to treat male sexual dysfunction for centuries and research
published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine agrees, discovering that
clove extracts produced an increase in the sexual activity of normal male rats. Add a little cumin and
cinnamon and youve got a tasty, multifaceted aphrodisiac.

17. Walnuts

Walnuts improve the quality of sperm. It is known to improve the shape, movement and vitality of the
sperm. Include walnuts in your diet to improve fertility. Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty
acids, known to boost the brains pleasure chemical, dopamine, and arginine, the amino acid that
increases the production of nitric oxide which assists with erections it opens up the blood vessels
to increase blood flow.

18. Black Raspberries

Both the berries and the seeds will transform your mind-set for getting in the mood, so pop in a
handful a day to keep bedroom boredom at bay. This phytochemical-rich food enhances both libido
and sexual endurance, say Drs. Anna Maria and Brian Clement, authors of 7 Keys
to Lifelong Sexual Vitality and directors of Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Consume 10 black raspberries or a tablespoonof seeds a few hours before getting busy.

19. Cardamom

Cardamom is a natural alternative to Viagra, as it is believed to help counter male impotence. It

contains cineole, a compound that increases blood flow to the sexual organs.

20. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which is important for testosterone production in men and helps
boost libido. They are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which act as a precursor for prostaglandins,
which play a key role in sexual health. They are also great for prostate health! The oil in pumpkin
seeds alleviates difficult urination that happens with an enlarged prostate.

Karen Foster is a holistic nutritionist, avid blogger, with five kids and an active lifestyle that keeps
her in pursuit of the healthiest path towards a life of balance.

32 Detox Drinks for Cleansing &

Weight Loss

Nutrition Sept
ember 26, 2014 admin




by Editor
Detoxing with various beverages is a great way to help give your body the nutrients its really craving,
and can give your digestive system a break from having to break down and digest food. The liver is
the most important detoxifying organ in the body, so it only makes sense to drink fruits and
vegetables to help it function at its best. Here is a list of detox drink recipes that can be incorporated
into any detox program youre following, or just enjoyed for their health benefits.
Matcha Mango Pineapple Smoothie The matcha in the title means that youre getting the real deal
green tea that is used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Talk about a big boost of antioxidants, this
smoothie cant help but be green because of the tea. The pineapple is a nice touch, and the mango
really lends a hand with additional vitamins and nutrients that are tough to find in other fruit choices.
Youre left with a tropical-tasting blast of antioxidants that will be of great help to your body.
Pomegranate Pineapple Lemon Juice Pomegranate is surging and popularity recently, and its not
surprising to see why. Its a great detox food, containing more antioxidants than green tea. Green tea
has pretty much set the benchmark as far as antioxidants go, so this is pretty impressive. Theres
also pineapple in this, so youre going to get some sweetness and the extra vitamins it contains. The
lemon will help rev up your metabolism, and balance out the sweet flavors.

Photo: Miss Kait

Love Your Greens Juice If you loathe the idea of eating your greens, this recipe is designed to get
you to like them again. Since you wont have to chew them up, just drink them down, you can get all
of your greens in just a few seconds. But the other part of this recipe is that they want you to enjoy
your greens, so theyve added some lemon to help the greens taste better. With cucumber, spinach,
collards youre getting plenty of phytonutrients, as well as hydration. Your body will thank you, and
several organs will benefit from this concoction.
Dieters Dream Water Sometimes its alright to keep things simple, especially when youre
detoxing. This recipe is basically water that has different cleansing fruits and vegetables soaking in it.
The nutritional aspects of these ingredients will be absorbed by the water, and its recommended to
let this sit overnight for best results. The nice thing is that you can keep refilling the pitcher so you get
the most value for your money and use up as much of the ingredients as possible.
Super Hydration Juice When it comes to detoxing the body one of the first steps that is often
recommended is to hydrate the body. Most Americans are dehydrated to some extent due not only to
the lack of water intake, but also the drinking of dehydrating beverages like coffee and soda. Heres a
way to introduce hydration back into the equation, boosting metabolism, flushing toxins, and
providing nutrients from ingredients like strawberries and apples. Keep it organic for better
detoxifying effects.
Red And Green Festive Cocktail Any time you mix kale with pomegranate you are doing a huge
service to your body and your well-being. The antioxidants in the pomegranate will help battle free
radicals, and the kale provides fiber, protein, and phytochemicals. Additional antioxidants are found
in cranberries, with a pear added for sweetness. The use of mint gives this a fresh taste, and they
say you can add stevia, an all-natural sweetener until it tastes good to you.

Rainbow Veggie Juice OK, so it doesnt really look like a rainbow once youre finished making this,
but the vegetable lineup before you juice them definitely reads like the colors of the rainbow. Youve
got red from tomatoes and peppers, orange from carrots, yellow from lemons, green from celery,
parsley, romaine, and cilantro. All thats missing is something blue, but not too many foods fit that bill.
This is a fantastic way to group your daily allowance of veggies into one yummy juice.
Citrus & Green Tea Detox Smoothie Most of the time smoothies dont contain tea in them, but
theyve decided to use the granddaddy of all teas, green tea. This means youre going to get plenty
of detoxification going due to the antioxidants it contains, but youll also help speed up your
metabolism because of the EGCG. The addition of citrus fruits only adds to the vitamins youre
getting, and makes it taste better. Theyve even snuck in a banana for potassium and fiber, and
Greek yogurt for protein and a smooth texture.
Golden Detox Drink Turmeric is not only a metabolism boosting spice, it also contains detoxifying
power, helping the liver break down toxic chemicals. Ginger also adds cleansing qualities, and
organic lemon juice with cayenne pepper is reminiscent of the detox lemonade diet. The overall
effect is youre getting a powerful blend of spices with just enough sweetness added to make it taste
good and keep you drinking it. The boiling makes sure that all of the ingredients get equally
Whole Food Spicy Green Juice If you dont like to eat spinach, but know you should because of
all of its impressive health benefits, this is a pretty good compromise. Youre using a copious amount

of it, and adding in other ingredients like cucumbers and ginger to make sure that you get a wellrounded experience. The spice comes from the ginger, so if youre not a fan, you can take it out but
then youre missing out on its cleansing effect. Overall this is a refreshing beverage that you can use
to detox, or just as a pick-me-up when you need it.
Grapefruit-Cado Sunrise Smoothie Grapefruit juice all by itself makes for a good detoxifying drink,
so when you start doctoring it up with other superfoods you know youve got a winner in the making.
Here theyve used avocado, so youre getting the benefits it brings, like healthy fat and potassium.
Theres also banana, strawberry, and orange juice, so youve got plenty of vitamins and minerals to
help your body get clean. A bit of maple syrup is optional, if you find it needs a sweetener you may
want to use honey or stevia to keep it totally healthy.
Detox Blueberry Fruit Smoothie Blueberries do the heavy lifting on this detox smoothie, with all of
their antioxidant power. Bananas lend their support, adding fiber and potassium to the mix, and
theres also cranberry juice which has a cleansing effect, and can even be used to treat a urinary
tract infection. Overall this is a nice combination of flavors, as well as a mixture of three superfoods
in their own right into one easy-to-drink smoothie. Good for a morning drink, or any time of the day if
youre trying to eat detoxifying foods.

Orange Surprise Only four ingredients in this recipe means that theyre keeping it very wholesome,
and only foods that are known to help cleanse the body have been invited to the exclusive party.
Surprise! Theres no oranges here. Theyre referring to the color of the drink caused by the carrots.

Youre also getting the powerful benefits that are in celery, the goodness of apples, and some lime
for a nice citrus twist that helps to pull this drink together.
Green Smoothie Anytime they add avocado to the mix you know youre going to get a smooth
texture, healthy fat, and a soft flavor. They also include cucumber for its hydration properties so youll
be able to flush out more toxins. They even show you how to keep this recipe vegan, which also
keeps it dairy free, and also makes it Paleo friendly. You might not notice it once its finished, but it
contains plenty of healthy nuts, so you get the benefits of nuts, without having to crunch them up.
Flax seed gives you an omega-3 surprise so youve got a well-rounded detox smoothie here..
Drink Your Veggies Pizza When we first heard of the idea of drinking a pizza, we were a little
skeptical. But the more we thought about it, it makes sense. Wrapping your mind around the idea of
helping the body with the flavors of pizza is step one. But once you see the ingredient listing youll
see that its a superfood powerplay here. The lycopene from the tomatoes is the biggest factor, but
your body gets carotenoids from the peppers. Theres also enough kale used in this to supply your
body with plenty of toxin-fighting agents.
Ayurveda Detoxifying Tea They refer to this as a tea, but it might be unlike other teas youve tried,
since you dont steep it from a tea bag. Its made from herbs and seeds that you boil together and
then drink. The use of cumin, coriander, and fennel mean that your body is going to be able to filter
out harmful elements while being replenished with foods it can tolerate much better. They also
include a recipe for a more traditional fruit and veggie smoothie so youre really covered as far as
your detox efforts go.
Mango Ginger Lemonade Ginger is a great healing food, so anytime you feel that your body needs
to calm itself down, you can turn to it for support. It helps the other foods around it get more properly
absorbed by the body. Thats why youll see it several times in this list. It amplifies all of the health
benefits from the other superfoods. Heres theyve mixed it with mango, not just for the amazing
flavor, but for the alkalizing effect it has on the body. If youve been eating a lot of acidic foods its
high time to introduce more alkaline selections.
Love Your Liver Juice The liver is the crux to your detoxing program, so anything that makes it
happy is going to provide you with the results you seek. Here theyve singled out the liver in this
juice, and are sending massive amounts of vitamins and minerals that are specifically geared
towards helping it function optimally. Item one on the list is beets, and if you havent looked into this
amazing superfood you should, its worth the read and its worth going out of your way to make sure
youre getting it.

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Detox Beet and Carrot Smoothie The beets alone would have been enough to call this a detox
drink, but they went and added a lot of other antioxidant-rich foods, including green tea. Youre also
benefiting from the anti-aging and cancer-preventing properties of the carrot. The grapes also
contain Vitamin C so youll be helping your immune system, making this a great drink for the cold
winter months when everyone is getting the flu around you. They also contain resveratrol, an
antioxidant that can help prevent heart disease.
Detox Smoothie Heres a way to make a simple smoothie that has massive detox potential. Starting
with a base of spinach is always a good step, and theyve made it taste good by adding pineapple
juice and lemon. Theres also ginger included, which will act as a sort of catalyst for the other
ingredients to work their magic. Your body will be able to better utilize the nutrients that spinach
contains, maximizing how good you feel, and how many toxins youre able to purge.
Low Carb Green Smoothie Remember the wheat grass craze that hit the health food scene years
ago? Its pretty much died down since then, but the fact remains that its super good for you and has
tons of detox features to it. Here theyre mixing it with spinach, cant go wrong there, and theyve
upped the taste factor by adding some stevia as well as almond butter and coconut water. Theyve
kept the fruit to a minimum to avoid added carbohydrates.

Spring Cleaning Detox If you havent discovered flax seeds, heres a good place to start. They
provide omega-3s to help fight inflammation, and can help regulate your digestion so youre able to
be more regular, which is a huge boon to your detoxification plan. Apples, carrots, and ginger root
lend a hand to make this a pretty potent cocktail as far as cleaning you out and giving you some nice
nutrients to replace the harmful substances youll hopefully be getting rid of.
Honey Drink with Ginger and Lemon This is great because it only makes one serving, so if youre
in a rush and flying solo you can whip this up for a nice hot drink that will help clean your digestive
tract and prepare it for the day ahead. The honey, ginger, and lemon juice all work together in
harmony with their wholesome properties, making this a drink that you can have whenever you are
on a detox kick, or when youre trying to follow a specific plan to help take care of the toxins in the
Sugar Free Indian Gooseberry Drink Since American history dates back less than 300 years, its
good to look to other cultures to find food items that have worked for several generations. In this case
its Indian gooseberry, aka aamla, that is used as a base. The scientific research is starting to back
up what drinkers of the tea have been saying for a long time. Studies on rats show that this can help
lower blood sugar levels. A huge boost to the body, and the lemon also gives a nice astringent effect
as well.
Beet Juice Smoothie Raw beets are better for you than the pickled kind you find in the store, and
your liver will definitely be thanking you when it starts filtering out this smoothie. Theres also a
banana in here so its not just beet flavored. In fact the pineapple is going to give this a sweetness
that pretty much trumps the beets, and makes it very palatable as well as good for you.
Citrus Smoothies This is going to be a big boom of citrusy flavor, but thats not all it contains. A
banana is in there to insure that youre getting potassium into the body, as well as fiber to keep things
moving. Your two basic detoxifying organs are the liver and the colon and this seems to appeal to
both of them at the same time. Lemons, limes, oranges, and tangerines all mix together to give you
all the Vitamin C you could ask for, and to bombard your body with antioxidants as well.
Green Lemonade Sometimes its easy to forget how the body responds to all of these good things
for it. Heres a breakdown: The ginger prepares your body to be more receptive to the other items in
this ade. The kale comes through and gives your body a dose of phytonutrients. The lettuce also
contains plenty of goodness for you, and the apple needs no introduction. The apple gives this the
sweetness it needs to be great tasting and not just a good detox tool.
Cranberry Bliss Detox Smoothie Cranberry gets into the title here, but there are plenty of other
fruits and ingredients that help get you to your detox goal. Cranberries have long been known for
their astringent properties, especially when it comes to the liver. Here they get blended up with
pears, apples, and turmeric spice so your body is in for a treat. Its fascinating the way your body

responds to these wholesome foods in such a stark contrast to all of the pre-packaged and fast
foods that cause so much harm.
Natural Daily Detox Remedy Drink This is a detoxifying drink that you can use each day, rather
than a one-off beverage. Its quite simple, and involves just two mandatory ingredients. They say you
should add Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with lemon juice to water. They recommend getting a brand of
ACV that has the mother in it. One of the best brands out there is Bragg, which also happens to be
organic. Its provides a great cleansing to your entire digestive tract.

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Cocktail Wellness This cocktail incorporates the use of kombucha, which if you havent been
exposed to this beverage might be a little off putting at first. But its supposed to provide your body
with good bacteria that can aid in your digestion. When you improve your digestion you automatically
help your body eliminate toxins, because youre improving one of its routes of elimination. Honey is a
great addition for sweetness, and theres also yogurt that will add even more probiotics.
Lemon Ginger Detox Drink Why make things complicated? It doesnt take a lot of bells and whistles
to help the body detox. This one lists its ingredients right in the title, its simply combines lemon and
ginger with water so your stomach can get ready for the food youll eat that day. This is a great drink
to enjoy in the morning when you first wake up, about 30 minutes before you eat breakfast.

Its a great idea to do a regular cleansing of the body instead of simply bombarding it with processed
foods and letting toxins accumulate. You can decide what sort of program is right for you, as there
are many different detox plans available. Some people detox over a long weekend, some for two
weeks or longer. Its up to you to determine what your body needs and what youre willing to attempt.
Good luck!