Detox Diet Ideas
There are several types of detox diets. There are those in which you can only eat fruits and vegetables, those in which you can only eat “clean” foods, those in which you can only drink fruit and vegetable juice, and the most extreme type where you can only drink water. You can also do specialized cleanses designed specifically for certain area of the body, for instance the liver, kidneys, blood or lungs.
However, most detox diets just involve cleansing the entire
body. Below, there is a sample of a seven day detox diet that you can try.
First of all, it is important that you have regular bowel movements
during a detox because this will lessen the likelihood of toxins being
reabsorbed by the body. A good way to make sure you will eliminate regularly is
to take 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds in lemon water in the morning, and
drink lemon water throughout the day. Flax seeds provide the body with fiber and
lemon water has a slightly laxative effect.
·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
·dandelion root tea
·carrot sticks with hummus dip
·supplements: milk thistle
·curried lentils on quinoa
·salad with mixed greens, red peppers, artichokes and sprouts drizzled with salad dressing of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil
·1 tablespoon of bentonite clay and 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of water
This can be followed for up to seven days. Have fun, and remember to be careful, because while you should expect to feel sluggish and slightly ill, if you are feeling very ill or fatigued, contact your doctor.