Foods that Assist in Detoxification according to Ayurvedic Medicine

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What is Ayurvedic Medicine?

According to WebMD, “Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic (‘whole-body’) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.”

Today, you will still typically find the most knowledgeable Ayurveda practitioners in India. Many Indian schools have rigorous training in this method of medicine and knowledge.

Many people all around the world are beginning to discover Ayurveda and embrace its philosophy.


According to Ayurvedic Medicine, these are foods that produce or assist in detoxification of the body:

  • Onion/Garlic/Ginger (contains sulfur, enhances circulation)
  • Watermelon (contains antioxidant compounds)
  • Chiles (they increase circulation)
  • Pineapple (can reduce excess protein accumulation and toxic by-products of protein breakdown)
  • Yogurt (good bacteria keep toxin-producing “bad” bacteria at bay)
  • Papaya (can reduce excess protein accumulation and toxic by-product of protein breakdown)
  • Crucifer family (cabbage, kale, and broccoli, among others contain sulfur compounds and antioxidant compounds)
  • Turmeric (antioxidant compounds)
  • Green vegetables (especially raw, are the most overall detoxifying vegetables available).
  • Citrus (antioxidant compounds, including vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients).

Some Other Tips that Will Increase Your Health and Digestion

  • Eat a colorful and flavorful diet
  • Don’t eat when you aren’t hungry
  • Spend some time meditating every day
  • Ginger and turmeric are great for digestion and have numerous health benefits
  • Don’t eat too fast
  • Keep in mind if you have digestion problems, raw foods are harder to digest than cooked foods

There are many recipes you can find in Ayurveda cookbooks or online. We encourage you to try one of them out and see how you like it!



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