Our bodies and health are no doubt affected a lot by what we eat, how healthy is the air we breath and how healthy we are.
I ‘ve been hearing a lot about juices, while I am not always with those juices, as I am against non -solid food, even on a detox plan..
Detox or detoxification, is the removal of toxic substances from the body.
In other terms, it is a method of removing all environmental and dietary toxins from the body, cleansing the colon and enhancing blood circulation.
As a result, you feel more fresh, more focused, you sleep deeper.
This is a sample list of allowed foods on a detox diet.
All vegetables are very rich in water so they help in flushing out toxicity. Whether raw or taken as juices, vegetables are the number one detox food.
More specifically, include more: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, red and green vegetables.
Like veggies, fruits are also rich in water, so they help a lot in cleaning your body. Fresh fruits, frozen or fresh fruit juices offer the same benefits! Best fruits: papayas, starwberries, pineapples, kiwis
3- Nuts and seeds:
These are rich in omega-3 and are good sources of fiber. Of course you need to take the unsalted ones! You can eat it between your meals as snacks or toss it over your salads!
Salted peanuts are not allowed though
4- Olive oil and avocados:
Extra virgin olive oil is the most oil used during this period, and is the preferred one. Avocado is also recommended with your salads.
5- Beans, lentils and quinoa:
These are considered plant proteins. These type of foods are natural and rich in iron. This includes red kidney, haricot, red lentil, green lentil and brown lentil.
6- Grilled fresh seafood:
Eat any fresh fish including , salmon, lobster, crab, prawns, lemon sole, grilled fish and tuna in water.
7– ginger, black pepper and fresh herbs
9- Herbal and natural hot drinks: Chamomille and ginger
You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day: water with lemon, cucumber and mint, mixed togetehr the night before.
So now that you know what foods are allowed, a 7 days detox diet will be great to follow from time to time. It cleans your liver, your digestive system and gives you maximum energy!
But now what are the X foods ?!
– Red meat, chicken, turkey, and meat products such as sausages.
– Milk, cheese, eggs and cream.
– Butter, margarine and mayonnaise.
– Any food that contains wheat including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, pies and quiche.
– Salted and non-raw nuts.
– Chocolate, candy, jam, puddings, ice-cream and custard.
– Alcohol and carbonated beverages, even the diet ones.
– Coffee and tea.
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