Stick in your shopping bag this weekend and your lymph will love you right back!
Long known to be effective in breaking down fats, cranberries are a fantastic way to flush the lymphatic system. Because it is responsible for the transportation of fats and fatty acids from the gut into the blood circulation, the lymphatic system is at risk of becoming congested, leading to a build-up of waste and toxins.
An excellent emulsifier of fat, cranberry juice will help break down any excess for the lymphatic vessels to carry away. Choose fresh cranberry fruits and juices, not the sweetened or processed ones. If these are hard to come by, frozen cranberries can be found in most good supermarkets to be thawed and juiced – they are just as tasty and retain about 95% of the nutrient content of the fresh fruit!