Traces of 18 unregulated chemicals, including solvents, herbicides, caffeine, metal and antidepressants were found in the water of U.S. water facilities.
Federal scientists analyzed water from 25 water facilities, and found traces of 21 chemicals in water samples from 9 of these facilities. Of the 21 chemicals, 18 are unregulated ones according to Environmental Health News. The research paper on the detailed findings by the scientists is expected to be published next year.
Foods that promote and support detoxification are our first line of therapy in a detox, and especially foods that are local and in season. Foods grown during the time of year they are meant to be grown in have the highest amount of nutrients, and if they're grown locally they haven't lost those nutrients to extensive shipping times. That means that greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables in the middle of winter aren't going to be your best choice for packing a big nutrient punch — and what your body needs during detoxification are nutritional heavyweights.
The following are my top 12 winter detox foods: they're delicious, seasonal, nutritious heavyweights that promote detoxification and provide antioxidants necessary for protection against released toxins and free radicals.