Due to the modern style of life, many of us are inclined to eat fatty foods, overeating and constant use of products subjected to processed sugars, additives and chemicals.
One common way of removing toxins from the body is calorie restriction. Detox diet, including calorie restriction is the most effective way of getting rid of toxins.
Detox diet is a diet when the body gets rid of toxins and other harmful substances. The detox diet provides energy, enhances immunity, improves brain function and digestion, and makes our health better in general, and in addition, it helps to lose weight.
Detox diet may also include substances that promote cleansing of the body, yet as a diuretic and laxative herbs, probiotics and antioxidants. During cleansing of the body also help relaxation techniques, such as massage, yoga, breathing exercises, sauna and aromatherapy.
Detox diet food includes vegetables and fruits that clean our organism. One of the elements of detox diet menu is detox diet raw food. Among the diets with similar problems, called detox diet, detox diet raw food is the most popular and effective. Its application allows you not just to lose weight, but also cleanse the body and withdraw deposits of harmful substances.
Whole foods detox allows you to eat fish and meat.
You should eat vegetables, fruits and herbs; asparagus, artichokes, beets, broccoli, red pepper, apples, grapes, citrus fruits, pomegranate, bananas, prunes, carrots, sprouts and shoots of grasses, grains, and seaweed. Once a week you are allowed to eat goat cheese, fish or poultry.
You should exclude: alcohol, coffee, candy, and all flour products.
In the morning, you need to drink 1 cup of hot water with lemon on an empty stomach.
Lemon detox diet cleanses your body from toxins. This process leads to normalization of digestion, absorption of nutrients by the organism and the improvement of general health.
Lemon detox diet means to drink lemonade that is made of a glass of water with two tablespoons of squeezed lemon juice. Water should be warm or room temperature. Even if you do not taste it very much, your liver will taste it with a great pleasure. To improve the taste of lemonade you can add a little bit of vanilla or cinnamon.
Eat one piece of fresh fruit like an apple, pear, or banana. Fifteen to 30 minutes later, eat 1 to 2 cups of cooked whole grains like amaranth, buckwheat, brown rice, millet, or quinoa. (This delay aids your digestion.) Avoid barley, corn, oats, rye, and wheat; many people experience congestion, poor digestion, and other symptoms when they eat these grains. To prepare most of the grains, you'll add them to boiling water, reduce the heat to a slow simmer, and cook them covered for 30 minutes or more until they're tender. You may want to prepare several servings ahead of time and reheat them in the morning.
To flavor your grains, add 2 tablespoons of 100 percent fruit juice or I teaspoon of an oil and butter mix per serving. To make this mix, combine 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil or cold-pressed canola oil and 1/2 cup (1 stick) of room-temperature butter. Store it in the refrigerator. Use a maximum of 3 teaspoons a day. The fats in this mix keep your tissues healthy as you detox, and butyric acid, a compound in butter, helps heal and protect cells in your stomach and intestines.
With your grains, take a multivitamin and additional supplements to get 200 to 400 IU of natural vitamin E and 100 to 200 mcg of selenium. These antioxidants fight the free radicals your body produces as you detox. Taking supplements with food prevents the nausea you may suffer if you consume them on an empty stomach. If you usually take other supplements, continue to take them unless they contain caffeine.
Vegetable soup and oatcakes
Large bowl of vegetable or lentil soup (either homemade or supermarket ‘fresh’) with oatcakes.
Tuna and sweetcorn jacket potato and salad
Jacket potato topped with tuna (canned in water) mixed with sweetcorn and natural yoghurt and served with salad.
Mediterranean salad with rice cakes
Rice cakes served with rocket, avocado, tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper. Plus a handful of unsalted nuts.
Guacamole with crudités
Homemade guacamole made from avocado, lemon juice, fresh chilli, tomatoe and garlic served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
Tzatziki with crudités
Homemade tzatziki made from natural yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and lemon juice served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
Avocado and prawn salad
Fresh avocado served with prawns, salad, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice.
Jacket potato with grilled cod
Grilled cod fillet served with jacket potatoes and lightly steamed vegetables.
For dinner, you can go with either western or eastern style meals. For a western style dinner, you can opt for baked salmon with jacket potatoes. For eastern style meal, on the one hand, you can simply stir fry bok choi, mushrooms, spring onions, beansprouts and bamboo shoots in olive oil, ginger and garlic. Serve it with brown rice to give you a complete satisfying meal.
Quinoa is the one cooked grain that is allowable on a raw food diet because it is full of protein, has a low glycemic impact, and is very easy on the digestive system. Make a sauce out of raw tahini, raw almond butter, lemon juice, and garlic. You can alter the consistency with a little water. Take warm quinoa and add raw green kale. Top with some raw kim chi, slivered raw and sprouted almonds, shredded carrots, and a little wheat free tamari.
Take some time to chop a variety of vegetables and store them in airtight containers. Sprout your nuts and seeds , so that you are sure to get the extra protein from them. Mix together raw spinach, red and green leaf lettuce and butter lettuce. Add some finely chopped or shredded raw broccoli, shredded carrots, and raw purple onions. Add some sprouted almonds and raw sunflower seeds. You can experiment with dressing, but lemon juice, garlic, shallots, some raw unprocessed oil, and a little raw yellow miso make a great dressing with protein.
Make a raw veggie rice with celery root or parsnips mixed with garlic and raw pine nuts. Add your favorite homemade guacamole, which can include cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, spicy green peppers, and chopped tomatoes. Top with chopped Brazil nuts mixed with some garlic and salt for a raw veggie “cheese” effect.
Should you have cravings in between meals, go for natural yoghurt topped with unsalted nuts, fruits or honey for snacks.