This weight is usually regained quickly once you go off the cleanse. Overall, there is little evidence that detox diets help eliminate any of these compounds.
One of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat, seaweed is high in antioxidants and boasts an array of phytochemicals like polyphenols and fucoxanthin. Recently, studies on Asian women found low breast cancer incidence in women who ate lots of seaweed.
It’s an irrational concept, yet an intriguing idea, that modern life so fills us with poisons from polluted air and food additives that we need to be periodically “cleaned out” (“detoxified”). Never mind that natural chemicals in our foods are thousands of times more potent than additives, or that most Americans are healthier, live longer, and can choose from the most healthful food supply ever available. Like turmeric, artichokes naturally increase bile production and are loaded with vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and provide nearly 10 grams of fiber in just one choke. “The thing about artichokes is it takes a while to eat it as there is a lot of fiber in the leaves,” says Caroline M. Apovian, MD, director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center. Here arethe 15 most powerful spring superfoods to add to your detox diet.