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 FROM OUR NETWORK JOIN THE CONVERSATION What's Popular 1The story behind the most gorgeous photo to come from the royal wedding. 2Meghan Markle's hair stylist addresses the thing that drove us crazy during the royal wedding. 3The disturbing accusations levelled at Catfish's Nev Schulman. 4"He will provide a good home": Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar movement will live on, after all. 5"I genuinely felt terror": Steff was just doing her job as a paramedic when a nightmare ensued. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?