Often, detox is associated with cleansing the body of toxins that may have crept in along with our daily dose of food. A detox-diet flushes out harmful substances from the body and keeps the digestive system well-oiled and clean.
It is also equally important to ensure that the food we consume is not accompanied by toxic chemicals, which are used during farming. Thus, organic food produced using natural methods is the best detoxing agent – because it prevents, and not just cures.
Organic farms do not use chemical pesticides and insecticides instead make use of manure and natural fertilizers. Thus, organic food is devoid of toxins.
Some organic foods that accelerate the detox process are as follows:
- Organic versions of the ‘dirty dozen’: Certain foods are classified as ‘The Dirty Dozen (Plus)’ and are said to be the most contaminated. If your diet plan involves detoxification, the organic way, make sure to begin the shift with these items – apples, grapes, spinach, cucumber, potatoes, strawberries, hot peppers, and celery. Since these foods are the most dangerous, replacing them with their organic counterparts shuts the door on a lot of toxins.
- Detox tea made using certain leaves and spices – for instance, dandelion and burdock root, tulsi and peppermint – cleanses the body of natural toxins. Organically made teas and salads, including herbal teas, are refreshing and nourishing.
- Vegetables and colourful fruits support detox. Get your hands on the organic versions of beets, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, garlic, onions, and high fibre seeds.
- Vegetables and fruits grown in your own yard are the most trustworthy! Since you get to control what goes into the soil and consequently into your body, it is the best way to ensure that at least some of your food is free of toxins.
Studies have shown that organic food has larger quantities of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium and Vitamin C. While there are several inconclusive studies contesting the effectiveness of organic food, it is safe to say that toxin-free organic food is an effective tool in detoxification.
You can even choose an organic food store that you can trust like the veggies from your own backyard, and become a frequent customer. An added advantage is that most organic store owners and assistants are well-versed in the subject and are trained to guide customers who are looking to make a change in their diet for the first time. At 24 Mantra, a lot of research goes into the farming methodologies and benefits of each organically produced food item as well as the whole range of benefits provided by different varieties of foods. With more than a decade of dedication, 24 Mantra’s reliability is realised in the form of more than 1500 stores and outlets, in India and abroad. You can rest assured that your detox diet with 24 Mantra will have a 100% organic certification, just like its products.