Weight. Gay men are so obsessed with weight. We even have made certain body types into fetishes. But regardless if you are a twink or a bear, when summer comes we are paranoid about or weight. Well, the entire world is paranoid about their weight. But, before we even hit the gym we start our diets, and we start our diets with the dreaded detox. From wheatgrass smoothies, to kale, or that one diet with lemon water cayenne pepper, it seems we have tried it all.
So, instead of chugging smoothies, and shots of wheat grass in the mornings, just incorporate these foods into your meals throughout the day.
Avocado and Artichokes are other green foods that are overlooked. Yes, kale and spinach, basil and parsley are great foods to be eating for their nutrient rich properties, but avocados and artichokes are also full of cynarin, an enzyme that helps break down fat. Fennel is another food that is very overlooked in American diets. Fennel, which the licorice flavor is made from is full of toxin kicking nutrients and vitamins.
Goji Berries. When making your chicken salad, instead of using dried raisins and cranberries, use these vitamin C, nutrient desnse, beta- carotene berries. Beta-Carotene improves liver performance, so if you have been drinking… you really want to keep these around.
Seaweed, from adding seaweed into your smoothies, to sushi, seaweed is full of iodine which boosts the metabolism. Ginger, another Asian staple spikes your metabolism, and according to Columbia University ginger also decreases your appetite. Maybe that is why Asians are so thin…Sesame Seeds protect your liver from alcohol and other toxins. Good to know, load up on these before pride weekend. Other great nuts that help digestion and detoxing are brazil nuts, almonds and cashews.
Pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme that helps cleanse your colon and digestive track.
Rule of thumb when it comes to food, the more colorful it comes in natural form, the more likely it is full of nutrients. From beets to swiss charred, try all these great foods to start detoxifying your body on a weekly basis.