Our bodies are exposed to high levels of toxins on a daily basis from pesticides, cleaning products, heavy metals in skincare and tap water, traffic pollution and processed foods. High levels of toxins in the body are linked to fatigue, increased risk of neurodegenerative disease, nutrient deficiencies, inflammation and joint pain, increased risk of cancers, and poor immune health. A healthy body naturally detoxifies itself regularly, but with the extra load of toxins we experience today, it needs all the help it can get via specific foods and supplements that support detoxification pathways.
The difference between this and other ‘detox smoothies’, is that ours contains specially selected ingredients that mean it actually works! The ingredients in this recipe are some of the best foods to support detoxification, stimulating both phase 1 and phase 2, whereby toxins are neutralised and then eliminated by the body. Parsley aids in removing heavy metals, whilst beetroot is involved in methylation, a process that makes beneficial nutrients available to the body, and encourages health-promoting genes to switch ‘on’, and disease-promoting genes to switch ‘off’. Flax is high in fibre to help bind and eliminate toxins, whilst collagen is a great source of amino acids, vital for phase 2 detoxification. Apples help ‘flush’ the liver, and coconut water ensures your body stays mineralised as you detox.
Broccoli sprout extract is our hero ingredient, due to its powerful compound glucoraphanin, the precursor to Sulforaphane. Sulforaphane stimulates detoxification, reduces inflammation, supports healthy DNA, helps prevent cancer, prevents and helps reverse type 2 diabetes, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease, and is a potent beneficial antioxidant.
Key benefits of this detox smoothie:
- Detoxifies the liver
- Improves skin health and appearance
- Supports elimination of heavy metals
- Balances blood sugar
- Reduces inflammation
- Prevents oxidative damage to cells
- Enhances exercise recovery
- Boosts energy
- Prevents constipation and regulates elimination
- Provides the body with key minerals needed to detoxify without feeling fatigued
- 2 capsules Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract
- 1 handful fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- ½ fresh beetroot
- ½ apple
- 1 scoop Love Life Supplements collagen
- 1 cup coconut water
- Add all ingredients to a blender
- Blend until smooth