9 “Magic” Foods to Heal Your Body
These vegan blood-cleansing foods will gently detox your system.
5-1-2014 | Alicia Silverstone
Adapted from her book, “The Kind Mama”
This salty paste is made from a bean (usually soy), sometimes a grain, salt, and a bacteria called koji.
Kim-chee, unpasteurized pickles or sauerkraut
These super-sour pickled plums are alkalizing to the blood.
This long, brown root has an earthy flavor with just a tiny bit of sweetness.
Though it looks kind of like a huge white carrot, this miraculous veg is actually a member of the radish family.
In Chinese medicine, they say that foods that look like certain body parts are extra fortifying for those organs.
There’s something almost mystical about these calcium- and mineral-loaded gifts from the ocean.
Kale, collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, watercress, and bok choy are not only loaded with minerals that make the blood strong and energized.
Adzuki, Black Beans, and Black Soybeans
In addition to giving you a leg up in the iron department, these members of the legume tribe are good for the adrenal glands.
As I do not live on the Weird Coast, finding most of these might be a bit of a chore.