A detox diet food list will help make planning and shopping for your detox menu much easier. If you are new to the idea of detoxification. It can sometimes be difficult to know what to buy and how to properly design a menu to ensure that you are still eating a well-balanced diet.
This detox diet food list will help you begin your detox diet experience, but as you learn what is best for your body, you will be able to make appropriate changes to stock your kitchen with healthy fruits and vegetables.
You will also learn how easy and efficient it is to keep your pantry filled with detoxifying and anti-inflammatory herbs, spices and other healthy staples for putting together quick and well-balanced "clean" snacks and meals.
Detox Diet Shopping List
Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries)
Organic Raw Nuts
Garlic or Garlic Powder
Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
**The detox diet limits sodium intake. All salt should be sea salt or pink rock salt since these sources will provide you with essential trace minerals that are necessary for good health.
Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
Yeast Free Bouillon Cubes
Apple Cider Vinegar
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Detox Diet Meal
This sample menu with give you a guideline to follow; however, you can make adjustments to suit your preferences and personal tastes. You can replace meat with poached eggs, eliminate grains, or substitute rice for shirataki noodles.
There are many versions of the 3 day Detox Diet, but the basic premise is to get rid of all the toxic products and focus on eating clean with a wide variety of whole, organic, nutrient-packed foods.
You may choose to include meat, eggs, grains, and/or nuts, or you may prefer to eat only fruits and vegetables (although this is not recommended for long periods of time since fats are needed for the absorption of many nutrients).
You may try to eat everything raw, or opt to lightly saute or steam foods that are harder to digest.
The key is to make sure that fruits and vegetables make up about 75% of your menu and that you choose fresh food that is as whole or natural as possible. The less processed or pre-prepared, the better.
This would also be a good time to be a little brave and try some of those interesting looking fruits and veggies that you have always passed by in the produce section but never got around to sampling. You never know – a detox diet just might help you find your new favorite food!
Remember, drink plenty of pure or filtered water throughout the day, and always begin your morning with a mug of warm lemon water. (You can also add a wedge of lemon to all your water if you want. It has great detoxifying properties.)
Note about Juicing: While juicing can have great health benefits, such as better absorption of nutrients, it also increases the sugar concentration while reducing fiber content. Many nutritionists suggest eating detoxifying foods in their whole form, thus enjoying the cleansing benefits without increasing the glycemic level or putting extra demands on your liver. Smoothies made from greens are the best since these vegetables have a very low sugar content to begin with. Be more cautious when using fruits or high sugar vegetables such as carrots or beets.
Sauteed vegetables (bell peppers,
onions, broccoli, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, bean sprouts, etc.)
cooked in a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil and seasoned
with healthy spices such as garlic, turmeric, basil, cumin,
parsley, or a dash of sea salt.
Evening: decaffeinated herbal tea
1 medium sweet potato, baked with a
small amount of olive oil and chopped onion, or sprinkled with
cinnamon and ginger.
Steamed or sauteed veggies seasoned
with healthy spices or herbs of your choice
Small chicken Breast or broiled fish
Evening: decaffeinated herbal tea
Detox Diet Meal Plan Recipes
Detox Veggie Soup
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups baby kale or chopped full-leaf kale
1 onion, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
1 bunch of celery, chopped
3 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups cauliflower
2 cups green beans
1medium sweet potato
2 cups turnip or rutabaga or butternut squash
3 fresh tomatoes (or canned if necessary)
1 large bunch of parsley
2 garlic cloves or minced equivalent
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp fresh or dried thyme
3 bay leaves
1 tsp fresh or dried basil
2 organic yeast-free bouillon cubes or organic yeast-free broth
cayenne to taste (optional)
salt and pepper to taste or 1 tsp of liquid soy seasoning
Chop vegetables, place in large stock pot and cover with water. Add spices and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add additional spices to taste (but try to limit salt – for best detox benefits choose healthier spices).
1 cup extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
2-3 tsp mustard powder
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
1 tbsp poppy seeds OR 1/2 tsp each fresh thyme and basil Or whatever spice you prefer
If you do not want to use apple cider vinegar, you can simply mix a little olive oil with salad spices such as oregano, onion, basil, rosemary, thyme, pepper, celery seed, or sea salt
Detox Fresh Green Smoothie
2 cups each spinach and kale
3 stalks celery
1/2 apple or banana
1 tsp chia seeds
To make your smoothies more interesting, try adding a couple carrots, an avocado, 1/2 lemon, a beet, or 1/8-1/4 tsp ginger, turmeric, or cayenne.
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