It is important to detoxify our organism now and then, to get rid of the toxins accumulated due to bad food habits. A lack of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables will make our body sluggish and the skin won’t look to good either, not to mention the slowly but sure accumulation of pounds. The best way to detoxify the organism is by following a raw food detox diet.

At the beginning of every season we can find in the market the fruits and vegetables that our organism needs, according with climate changes. One of the most adequate time to follow a raw food detox diet will be in spring time, after the winter months when our diet is richer and sometimes excessive.

Raw Food Detox Diet List

1- Apricots

Stimulates the kidneys, reducing the risk of urinary infections. It has a mild laxative effect, helps with digestion. Is high in iron which is good for anemia. Is effective for skin problems such as eczema, sunburn, itching skin…

2- Grapes

Good source of antioxidants which help to fight several diseases and aging skin. Grapes are very detoxifying, ideal to eliminate toxins and for blood circulation problems. Rich in vitamin B and potassium. Good for boosting energy.

3- Lemons

With great antioxidant power, this food detox is rich in vitamin C and known to improve ” blood’s quality”, making it more fluid and keeping the organism free of toxins. Strengthen the immune system. Good for reducing cold symptoms and ear infections.

4- Celery

Improves blood circulation and has a great cleansing effect. Excellent source of vitamin C , good for reducing cold symptoms. Celery is very low in calories, ideal for those watching their weight. Provides fiber, folacin and potassium.

5- Parsley

This food detox is good for improving digestion, to reduce inflammation, as a diuretic and to get rid of toxins. Is rich in vitamins and minerals such as A, C, beta carotene, folic acid…all very effective to help to prevent several diseases such as heart problems, strokes, rheumatoid arthritis…

6- Artichoke

Is one of the best cleansing foods around. It has diuretic properties, increase liver function, helps with abdominal pain, relieves constipation, lowers bad cholesterol. Is rich in minerals and trace elements such as iron, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium.

7- Asparagus

This detox food is very effective in cleansing the organism. Is has a diuretic, laxative and tonic effect. Great source of antioxidants. Rich in vitamin C, E, folic acid, zinc, vitamin B, potassium and a good source of fiber.

8- Onions

Improves liver function, helps with the elimination of liquids and has a cleansing effect. Relieves cold symptoms, effective in combating PMS, certain cancers and heart disease. Good source of antioxidants such as quercetin, flavonoids and chromium. Onions are natural prebiotics, which restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive track.

9- Watercress

Excellent source of vitamins C, B and E, beta carotenoids and minerals such as calcium, iron and folic acid. With only twenty two calories per hundred grams, ideal for diet. This raw food detox is used in medicine to treat kidney problems. It full of antioxidants and has anticancer properties.

10- Yogurt

Good source of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, vitamin B, riboflavin…Due to the live and active cultures, improves the immune and digestive systems. Helps to decrease yeast infection, can reduce the risk of cancer, helps to improve lactose absorption.

Apart from incorporate this raw food detox diet to your daily menu, there are of course other foods not mention here that will help to cleanse the body and boost your energy levels. Try to incorporate them little by little and if you are in any doubt, please consult your doctor or nutritionist.