Four detoxifying foods to spring clean your diet

detoxSpring is here! If you’re like many others, you’re probably spring cleaning to thoroughly cleanse and refresh your home after a long winter, and free it of excess clutter.

Similarly, after indulging in comfort foods over the colder months, you might also be inclined to cleanse your body with a rejuvenating diet to rid your organs of harmful toxins.

To assist you with your cleanse, Tofutti has compiled the following list of four foods that are reputed for their detoxifying properties, and for restoring your body’s natural health.

Give your immunity a boost with berries

Enjoy a potent blast of immune-boosting enzymes and antioxidants by adding fresh or frozen berries to smoothies prepared with Tofutti Premium Vanilla Frozen Dessert. Berries are scientifically proven to fight free-radical damage, which has been attributed to causing illness and disease.

Improve heart health with avocados

In addition to heart-healthy, monounsaturated fatty acids, avocados also contain an antioxidant called glutathione that blocks the absorption of certain fats and rids your liver of harmful toxins and chemicals. Plus, avocados are simply delicious, and make the perfect addition to a sandwich complete with fresh veggies and Tofutti Soy Cheese Slices.

Fight toxins with tea

Taking a tea break is not only a relaxing stress-reliever, but it’s also a ritual rich in antioxidants. Green tea, in particular, has been touted as being more beneficial to your health when compared to black and oolong varieties. Moreover, teas contain theanine, an amino acid that improves mental alertness, and caffeine, which enhances energy levels.

Battle bacteria with garlic

In addition to being a flavour enhancer, garlic has natural cleansing properties to thwart bacteria, intestinal parasites and viruses. Plus, the bulbous plant is known to reduce mucus buildup in the lungs and sinuses. To add a decent dose of garlic to your diet, consider including Garlic & Herb flavoured Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese to your dips, spreads and sauces. Happy spring cleansing!