Posted by: Miracule | December 6, 2007

An all natural Detox Diet

a_twist_of_lemon.jpg   Hey gals!

Heard about detox-ing?  

Detox, or detoxification, diets are based on the idea that toxins accumulate in the tissues of the body and need to be removed. There are so many sources of chemicals and toxins in the world now that it is easy for them to build up to a point where our internal cleansing organs can’t manage them. These organs, the liver and kidneys acting as filters, and the colon and bladder moving waste material out of the body, are the body’s natural defense system.

To detox the body is to return it to a normal, natural way of working without interference from chemicals and drugs. So i personally think that a detox diet should be just as natural as possible.

I have researched and am trying out an all natural detox diet. I believe that it’s an important step to take before you attempt slimming/dieting. Clear the body of the toxins first!

Read More if you are interested. 🙂

To learn about detoxifying our body in the natural way, we will need to know the below.  

List of food that are allowed in a Detox Diet:

>> Fruit
Fresh or frozen fruit.

>> Vegetables
All fresh vegetables. Vegetables thought to be particularly good detox foods include broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, red and green vegetables.

>> Rice
All forms of rice, including rice cakes, rice crackers and rice pasta. Brown rice is typically preferred.

>> Other Grains
Quinoa, amaranth, millet, and buckwheat can be used instead of rice. They can be purchased at a health food store or in some grocery stores.

>> Nuts and Seeds
Unsalted nuts or seeds can be sprinkled over salads or eaten as a snack. Good options include flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and walnuts. Nut butters are permitted. Peanuts and peanut butter are usually not recommended.

>> Oil
Extra-virgin olive oil is a preferred oil.

>> Beans
Split yellow and green peas and lentils are easiest to digest and require the least soaking time. Other good options include kidney beans, pinto beans, mung beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and adzuki beans.

>> Condiments
Vegetable salt, sea salt, vinegar, soy sauce or tamari, all herbs or spices.

>> Tea
Herbal teas, green tea.

>> Other Beverages
Water, lemon water, pure unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, rice milk

Daily Detox Do’s:

  • Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day, warm or room temperature.
  • Take the time to chew food well, especially grains.

A sample detox diet plan will be as followed: 

Upon rising
1/2 lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of water

Breakfast
breakfast smoothie made with pear, rice milk and rice protein powder
supplements: vitamin C

Snacks
apple juice diluted with water
water
vegetable broth
celery sticks

Lunch
chunky vegetable soup made with vegetable stock and your choice of vegetables
steamed broccoli with sesame seeds and beets sprinkled with lemon juice on brown rice
apple sauce
supplements: multivitamin

Snacks
carrot sticks
water
supplements: milk thistle

Dinner
salad with mixed greens, red peppers, artichokes and sprouts drizzled with salad dressing of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil
vegetable broth

Before bed
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of water

So the idea is to stick to only fruits and vegetables, with a small amount of protein. However, remember that these should only be followed for a short time because they may not provide all the nutrition that the body needs to function properly. With a detox-ed body, i believe we will not feel so lethargic and tired, plus….. it’s a good start to keeping fit and slimming down! Detox first!!

Some of the good references i found about All Natural Detox Diet:

http://www.nativeremedies.com/articles/natural-detox-diet.html?ysmchn=OTHER&ysmcpn=RSS&ysmtrm=natural+detox+diet&ysmtac=CTX

http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/dietarytherapy/a/Detox_Diet_Plan.htm

http://www.drnatura.com/

http://altmedicine.about.com/library/quiz/bl_quiz_ayurveda.htm

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Responses

  1. great diet chartI will surely try out for these mentioned stuff…quite lucrative blog.

  2. Great tips thanks alot for sharing, il get started with my detox

  3. Really helpful, I need it to get rid of all my work stress GAH


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