11 foods for a spring detox daily_blabber April 20, 2011 With the improved weather comes an urge to get outdoors and be healthy – and there are a number of foods you can include in your diet that will help you truly detoxify and get on a healthier track… By Tracey Williams sdetox1GrapefruitGrapefruit has been shown in many studies to increase the activity of enzymes involved in phase I of the liver detoxification process, the liver’s first line of defence aga sdetox2Green teaSwap your daily cups of black tea for the healing properties of green tea. sdetox3Brassica vegetablesPhase II detoxification in the liver involves making toxic substances water soluble so they can be passed out of the body and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, bro From our partner sdetox4PomegranatesPomegranates contain an abundance of an antioxidant known as punicalagin, which not only helps the liver detoxify unwanted substances, but has also been shown to have anti-canc sdetox5TumericTumeric really is a super-spice. sdetox6ApplesAn apple a day really can keep the doctor away! Apples, specifically the peel, contain a substance known as ursolic acid, which helps in the production of bile. sdetox7PrunesPrunes are a great source of prebiotic fibre, which helps along the process of bowel elimination. From our partner sdetox8TomatoesTomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant known as lycopene, and many studies have shown that increased intake of t sdetox9WatercressWatercress packs a double detox punch – it not only stimulates the activity of detoxifying enzymes in the liver, it also acts as a diuretic to flush out the toxins. sdetox10GarlicGarlic’s health benefits have been recognised for thousands of years. sdetox11CorianderSome studies have shown that the leaves of this wonderful plant can accelerate the detoxification of heavy m 1 / 11 Previous Next JOIN THE CONVERSATION FROM OUR NETWORK What's Popular 1Days after her 40th birthday, Cher recalls an insult from Jack Nicholson left her in tears. 2Andy Lee won't propose to Rebecca Harding until she answers one very important question. 3'One minute, the fridge opens. I black out. The next, I'm examining the toilet bowl.' 414 tweets that totally sum up how Australians feel about the, err, non-leadership spill. 5Lucy Hale on the dark side of Instagram fame: "I have definitely crossed the line with it." FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?