HEALTHY DETOX DIET SAFE FOR EVERYONE
Fresh Fruits – Limit to eating Berries of any type and Apples of any type. Make sure they are organic. They are lowest in sugars to raise the glycemic level.
Fresh Vegetables – all fresh vegetables except for corn. The best detox veggies are broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, red and green vegetables like green beans, asparagus, peppers, eggplant, kale and other lettuce greens that are not iceburg.
Rice – brown or basmati rice, rice cakes, rice crackers and rice pasta.
Other Grains – quinoa, amaranth, millet, can be used instead of rice if you prefer and you can find quinoa and rice spaghetti in many stores.
Beans – kidney beans, pinto beans, mung beans, chickpeas and adzuki beans, black beans and peas.
Nuts and Seeds – unsalted nuts, seeds and nut butters, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and walnuts. No Peanuts or Peanut Butter.
Fish – you can eat poached, broiled or steamed fish in moderation. Avoid Farm Raised fish of any type and also avoid Tilapia. Canned tuna is OK if its Light and not White Tuna as it carries less mercury. Limit tuna to once per week even if its Sushi due to mercury levels.
Oil – extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil and walnut oil
Condiments – vegetable salt, sea salt (that reads unprocessed), Pink Himalyan Salt Crystals, vinegar, naturally fermented soy sauce (you can use , all kinds of herbs or spices you have at hand in the kitchen, small amounts of honey (especially locally bottled honey).
Beverages – herbal teas with no caffeine, Green Tea, water, lemon water, natural fruit and vegetable juices, rice milk.
Chicken and Beef – Limit to Organic only. Pick one and eat only 2x weekly.
You may have Balsamic Vinegar or Red Vinegar and Oil on your vegetables and salads.
Portions on proteins like chicken, fish or beef is to the size of the palm of your hand and about 1-l/2 inches thick. Portions on nuts is one cupped handful. Portion of pasta and rice is the size of a baseball.
Sugar – table sugar and any mixtures containing sucrose, dextrose, corn syrup, brown sugar, turbinado. NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS like Splenda, NutraSweet. You may have Stevia which is fine.
Dairy Products –Cows milk, Soy Milk. Cheese in small amounts is allowed if its Feta or Goat’s Milk. Eggs are fine if organic only.
Wheat and products containing wheat
Gluten-containing grains – barley, oats (unless label specifically reads gluten free), rye, spelt, kamut, couscous and buckwheat.
Corn and any corn derivitives such as corn syrup or corn syrup solids, corn tortillias or chips.
Caffeine – coffee, other caffeine-containing drinks. Green tea AND OTHER HERBAL TEAS, however, are allowed and should be enjoyed by regular coffee-drinkers.
You should also avoid – yeast, alcohol, food additives, chocolate, high-fat foods.
Any packaged foods that have sugar, colorings or preservatives.
You must drink l/2 oz of water per pound of your body weight. That means if you weigh 150 pounds then you need 75 oz of water each day. Divide that by 8 and you have how many 8 oz. glasses. Tea is included in this measurement. Water is important for cleaning out your body from toxins and waste. You may add lemon, lime or natural fruit juice to the water to eliminate boredom.
Make sure to take these supplements:
You may need an Iron supplement if you are not eating beef or menstruating.