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1022980_60690332What type of food should you consider while doing a detox diet?

Now that detox dieting is gaining popularity again and a lot of people are considering this type of diet program. Before engaging in any type of detox program, you should carefully think about what benefits and side effects this could bring to your body.  You should also consider which foods would be essential if you are considering cleansing your body.


Going on a detox plan will help the body get rid of any toxic materials stored inside. There are a lot of different chemicals that we encounter everyday and going on a detox diet can help promote the elimination of toxins our body encounters. Of course, before going on a detox diet, it is better to consult your health care provider so that they can assess your plans and help you decide on the type of detox diet that can be suitable for you.


The best way to start your diet is when you are on your vacation since you will need a lot of rest and sleep during your cleansing process. You don’t necessarily need to hunger yourself, depending on the cleanse you choose. There are however, certain foods that are not allowed to be eaten during your cleansing time.  These foods include: sugar, milk, eggs, wheat products, gluten, caffeine-filled beverage, yeast, salted nuts, chocolate, anything that is high in fat, carbonated drinks, alcohol, and of course red meat, turkey, and meat products such as burgers, pate, and sausages.


Detox diet foods that are allowed during this time are fruits, vegetables, brown rice and rice noodles, chickpeas, fish, extra virgin oil, beans and lentils, rye crackers and rice noodles, fruit juice, potatoes, unsalted nuts, live natural yogurt, ground black pepper, garlic, ginger, fresh herbs, honey and herbal tea. Water is essentially needed during this time of detoxifying and you really should drink at least eight glasses of water a day.


Good fruits to eat during your detox are: pear, apple, apricot, avocado, berries, banana, cranberries, grapefruit, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, orange, and lemon. Vegetables that can be eaten are: garlic, onion, radish, parsley, alfalfa, bean sprouts, artichoke, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, dandelion, kale, leek, and radish.


The process of eating detox diet food is just the same as how you should be eating regularly.  Food should be chewed well for better digestion and eat fruits and veggies until your stomach is satisfied. You still need to eat at least three to six meals a day with either mixed vegetables or fruits. Fresh fish and chicken should be allowed through your regimen after the first week of your detox diet but only a small portion should be permitted.  You are also permitted to eat this if you are beginning to struggle at the start of your diet. 


Remember that detoxifying should not be done for a long period of time since this will also cause health problems. This should be done only for a short period of time so that your health will also be in good quality shape after the detox diet is over.