Just as eating unhealthy junk foods repeatedly will cause fat, cholesterol and sugar to build up in your body, making you unhealthy, there are certain healthy foods that will serve to remove toxins from your body.
These foods, often referred to as superfoods or detox foods, often aren’t what you would expect.
Here are a few that aren’t commonly known:
1. Black Beans
As a lean protein source, black beans can provide the building blocks for tissue repair without artery-clogging fats.
Also, the high fiber content makes them a top detoxifier – fiber promotes efficient elimination of wastes, including artificial flavoring chemicals and other toxins, from your bloodstream. Fiber may also help reduce the risk of developing hypoglycemia and diabetes.
A single cup of black beans contains about 15 grams of protein and 28 grams of dietary fiber.
To add more black beans to your diet, try making some black bean chili. If you love red meat and don’t want to make a vegetarian chili, you can simply add a cup or two of black beans to your regular chili recipe.
Black beans and rice are also a great source of protein and fiber. The goal is to get more black beans in your diet while at the same time cutting down on food that is unhealthy for you. Try making a black bean soup that will be full of fiber yet still healthy for you.
Black beans are very versatile and can be added to many recipes. You might have to get used to the texture, but black beans have very little taste if they are unseasoned.