5 foods that cleanse

This article was originally published in March 2014

Help your body conduct a little spring-cleaning by eating certain foods that facilitate the detoxification process. Incorporate these fruits and vegetables into your diet to support liver function and your digestive system as a whole.



Avocados contain a nutrient called glutathione, which blocks the absorption of certain fats that cause oxidative damage, helping the liver to cleanse and eliminate.


Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which helps synthesize toxic materials so they can be absorbed by water. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to your water to reap the benefits.


Pineapples contains bromelain, a powerful digestive enzyme that helps to digest protein, break down fats and reduce inflammation.


Apples are high in pectin, a type of fiber that attracts molecules, such as cholesterol and heavy metals, and binds to them. These bad molecules then can be eliminated, helping to cleanse the intestines of toxic buildup.


Cabbage is a natural diuretic that activates enzymes in the liver to help flush out toxins. This crucifer also cleanses the digestive tract and neutralizes some of the damaging compounds found in cigarette smoke.


5 greens supplements at PCC that help detoxify

Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW Organic Green Super Food

Our bestseller, this powder is packed with the power of 34 nutrient-dense, raw, organic greens, sprouts and vegetable juices, plus a host of live probiotics and enzymes.

Vibrant Health Green Vibrance

A comprehensive, restorative, advanced daily superfood with 25 billion probiotics, this mix of greens and freeze-dried grass juices supports nutrition, digestion, circulation and immunity.

Nutrex Hawaii Hawaiian Spirulina Powder

Loaded with nutrients, spirulina provides essential trace minerals and elements to boost energy levels and support cardiovascular health and eye and brain health.

Amazing Grass Organic Wheat Grass

This powder gives you an antioxidant-packed boost that alkalizes and energizes with every serving thanks to whole leaf wheat grass, a potent leafy green.

Amazing Grass Green SuperFood

Containing a host of nutritious whole greens, this drink powder is available in a variety of flavors including Berry, Chocolate and Orange Dreamsicle.

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