The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body, which accumulates the highest amount of heavy metals. The kidneys filter the blood, so they are also affected with toxin buildup. Other organs in the body that require detoxification include the heart, joints and lungs. But, aside from these organs, toxins and acid accumulate in tissues throughout the body, and these too need cleansing from time to time.
This 3-ingredient 3-minute smoothie recipe is all you need to thoroughly cleanse your body of toxins.
Tropical Celery Kidney Kicker
This amazing beverage will set your detox into high gear. Plus, it’s abundant in fiber, which makes it ideal for removing excess waste from the liver.
- 3 large organic celery stalks
- 3 sprigs of parsley
- 2 slices of pineapple
- Slice and rinse the pineapple.
- Wash and slice the celery and parsley.
- Mix all the ingredients with some lemon water until well-blended.
- Add a little water at a time if it’s still too thick.
- For optimal results, drink a cup in the morning and another in the evening for one week.
- If you want to turn it into a complete meal, add a handful of almonds and 2 tablespoons of oats.
Pineapple packs low potassium levels, which makes it ideal for people with chronic kidney disease. Plus, its strong flavor takes over the strong taste of parsley. Pineapple is also beneficial for reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis and swelling of the digestive tract. Last, but not least, it packs high content of bromelain, which is a powerful anticancer agent, along with thiamin, vitamin B6, copper, vitamin C and manganese.
Celery is abundant in dietary fiber that’s extremely efficient in keeping bowels clean and healthy. It also packs antioxidants including quercetin and phenolic acids, which effectively reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Celery is also beneficial for relieving joint pain, reducing blood pressure, calming the nervous system and fighting cancer. Best of all, it packs very few calories.
Parsley is much more than a side dish. It’s actually a potent diuretic that can treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), and edema. It’s also beneficial against osteoarthritis, anemia and hypertension. Pregnant women should take extra caution with this herb as it can lead to miscarriage.