Detox Diet Menu
People have asked us for a detox diet menu to help them with detox and weight loss. When you detox weight loss often comes naturally. That's because a detox diet menu is low in fat and calories. A detox menu also encourages loss of excess fluids.
People are becoming increasingly interested in detox diets these days. We hear more and more about the dangers of pollutants in our food and water and the health problems these can cause. People want to rid their bodies of toxins. A diet like this is the way to do it.
This type of diet is not meant to be followed long term but can "jump start" a healthy eating plan for long-term weight loss. Try following this detox diet for one week, then follow up with a more well-rounded, healthy diet plan.
A detox weight loss diet can help to prevent a number of health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, digestive problems, kidney problems, and liver problems. It may also protect against certain kinds of cancer.
Before beginning a detox weight loss diet, you should check with your doctor, especially if you have any health problems or are on any medication. You may also want to consult with a licensed dietician for more detox diet menu options.
Here is a sample detox diet menu:
When you first wake up
One glass of water with half an organic lemon squeezed into it.
Fresh organic fruit salad topped with almond slivers, wheat germ, and pumpkin seeds; organic yogurt.
One to two cups vegetable broth (see recipe following menu).
Mixed salad consisting of organic vegetables with oil and vinegar dressing; one piece of fresh organic fruit.
One to two cups vegetable broth.
Up to four cups steamed vegetables. Choose at least four different vegetables of different colors, textures, and flavors. For instance, choose a starchy vegetable like a potato, a sweet vegetable like red peppers, a bitter green like kale, and a pungent vegetable like scallions. Steam until just tender.
Do not eat after dinner, but you can drink all the water you want. You should drink at least ten glasses of water each day. In addition to water, you can drink organic fruit and vegetable juices and herbal teas. Choose teas that will help you detox, such as dandelion, which helps flush toxins from your system and supports liver functioning, and peppermint, which aids digestion.
2 cups spinach
2 cups broccoli heads
3 cups celery
2 cups red-skinned potato peels, ½ inch thick
1 small zucchini
2 quarts distilled water
Chop all vegetables into very fine pieces. Place in water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the broth. Makes about 8 servings.
The vegetable broth is important because its ingredients are specifically selected to help flush toxins from your system. Buying a vegetable broth in a can will not be a suitable substitute.
You can add vitamin supplements to your detox diet menu. Take at least 75 mg of vitamin C, which helps the body produce a liver compound called glutathione, which protects against toxins. Take 200 IU of vitamin E, which will protect against the free radicals your body will produce as it detoxes.
You can also add an herbal supplement to your detox weight loss diet if you like. Look for supplements that contain all-natural ingredients that have been proven to help with detoxification and weight loss, such as dandelion, fennel, and burdock.
See your doctor before beginning a detox weight loss diet.
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