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The Fruit Flush diet is a three-day detox diet designed by nutritionist Jay Robb to cleanse your system and help you lose weight. This detox diet plan claims to help you lose up to nine pounds in just three days, conquer food addiction, and jump-start your diet and exercise program.

The Fruit Flush Diet: Basics

The Fruit Flush diet is a severe three-day detox session during which you will:

  • Drink at least 12 glasses of bottled or filtered water each day
  • Avoid non-water beverages, including coffee and tea
  • Eat any type of fresh fruits (no frozen, dried, or canned fruits), preferably organic
  • Have salad in the evening — all non-starchy, preferably organic, vegetables
  • Avoid exercising
  • Consume supplemental protein drinks

The Fruit Flush Diet: Pros

The main strength of the Fruit Flush diet is that it encourages you to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, which are an essential part of a healthful diet.

“Fruit is one of the healthiest foods in the world,” says dietitian Katherine Tallmadge, RD, national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and author of Diet Simple: 192 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits and Inspirations. “The more fruits and vegetables people eat, the healthier they are, and usually the thinner they are,” she says.

The Fruit Flush Diet: Cons

Tallmadge adds, however, that there is no science to back up doing a detox diet like the Fruit Flush diet and that, rather than doing a one-time detox diet, people should permanently increase the amount of fiber in their diets.

“Having a diet that is high in fiber-rich foods keeps you regular to eliminate potential toxins more quickly and regularly,” Tallmadge says, adding that if you eat a healthful diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, “you will be able to detoxify your system 100 percent of the time.”

“Your liver and your body naturally [detoxify you], and there is no evidence that shows that ‘detoxing’ detoxifies you,” agrees fellow dietitian Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and author of Nutrition at Your Fingertips.

Other pitfalls of the Fruit Flush diet include:

  • Nutrient deficiencies. Zied does like the fact that the Fruit Flush diet incorporates some protein, which many detox diets fail to do, but she says that the restrictions make it difficult for you to get all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you body needs. “This whole plan is not about what you can eat and what you should eat, but what you can’t,” Zied says. “Where is the calcium? Where is the vitamin D? Where are the omega-3 fats? Where are the B vitamins?”
  • Too few calories. According to Zied, you can count on feeling zapped of energy while you are on the diet. “If you don’t eat well, you’re not going to feel well,” Zied says.
  • Temporary weight loss. Zied says that most of the weight you lose while doing the Fruit Flush diet is water weight, along with some lean muscle tissue and some body fat. “[The Fruit Flush diet] is a temporary solution. You can’t really eat and live this way,” Zied says, adding that you should always be wary of a diet plan that promises such a steep weight loss in just three days.

If you are considering doing the Fruit Flush, keep in mind that it is nothing more than a quick fix, and you will probably regain any weight you lose as soon as you go back to your regular pattern of eating.

7 Day Detox Plan – Weight Loss Resources

Rather than following an extreme detox plan that limits just about every food except fruit and veg while at the same time getting you to down a nasty ‘detox’ drink every day, this plan is safer and more sensible and shouldn’t leave you short on nutrients if you follow it for just one week.

Fruit – your plan can include any fruit including fresh, frozen, dried or canned in natural fruit juice.

Foods to include in the plan

Your plan can include:

  • Fruit – your plan can include any fruit including fresh, frozen, dried or canned in natural fruit juice. This includes apples, bananas, pears, oranges, grapefruit, satsumas, sultanas, raisins, pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, nectarines, peaches, melons, star fruit etc
  • Fruit juice – either make homemade fruit juices or smoothies from fresh fruit, or drink ready-made juices. Make sure ready-made juices are labelled as being ‘pure’ or ‘unsweetened’.
  • Vegetables – eat any vegetables including fresh, frozen or canned in water (without salt added). This includes carrots, onions, turnip, swede, sprouts, cabbage, peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn, peppers, leeks, courgettes, broccoli, cauliflower, salad, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions etc
  • Beans and lentils – eat any beans, including those that have been dried or canned in water. This includes red kidney, haricot, cannellini, butter, black eye, pinto, red lentils, green lentils and brown lentils
  • Tofu and Quorn
  • Oats – sprinkle oats over fresh fruit or use to make porridge, sweetened with honey and fresh fruit
  • Potatoes – all types
  • Brown rice and rice noodles
  • Rye crackers, rice cakes and oatcakes
  • Fresh fish – eat any fresh fish including cod, plaice, mackerel, salmon, lobster, crab, trout, haddock, tuna, prawns, Dover sole, red mullet, halibut, lemon sole, monkfish, swordfish etc. Canned fish in water is suitable too eg salmon or tuna
  • Unsalted nuts – eat any including Brazil, peanuts, almonds, cashew, hazel nuts, macadamia, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio, walnuts etc
  • Unsalted seeds – eat any including sunflower and pumpkin
  • Plain popcorn – without sugar or salt
  • Live natural yoghurt
  • Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic, ginger and fresh herbs
  • Ground black pepper
  • Honey
  • Water – at least 2 litres a day. Tap or mineral water is fine.
  • Herbal or fruit teas

Avoid any food that contains wheat including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastry, quiche, battered or breadcrumbed foods, etc

Foods to avoid during your detox

  • Red meat, chicken, turkey and any meat products like sausages, burgers, and pate
  • Milk, cheese, eggs, cream
  • Butter and margarine
  • Any food that contains wheat including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastry, quiche, battered or breadcrumbed foods, etc
  • Crisps and savoury snacks including salted nuts
  • Chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar
  • Processed foods, ready meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee and tea
  • Sauces, pickles, shop bought salad dressing, mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Fizzy drinks and squashes, including diet versions

Detox Plan Breakfast: Porridge with Honey

Detox Plan Breakfasts

  • Banana porridge – 265 cals

    Porridge made with water and topped with natural yoghurt, banana, raisins and sweetened with honey.
  • Fruit salad with yoghurt and oats – 153 cals

    Fresh fruit salad with natural yoghurt and a sprinkling of oats.
  • Fruit smoothie – 127 cals

    Fruit smoothie made from fresh fruit, natural yoghurt and honey to sweeten if needed.
  • Muesli and yoghurt – 337 cals

    Homemade muesli made from oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruit served with natural yoghurt.
  • Fresh fruit and yoghurt – 148 cals

    Fresh fruit and a pot of natural yoghurt sweetened with honey.

Detox Plan Lunch: Guacamole with Vegetable Crudites

Detox Plan Lunches

  • Vegetable soup and oatcakes – 348 cals

    Large bowl of vegetable or lentil soup (either homemade or supermarket ‘fresh’) with oatcakes.
  • Tuna and sweetcorn jacket potato and salad – 457 cals

    Jacket potato topped with tuna (canned in water) mixed with sweetcorn and natural yoghurt and served with salad.
  • Mediterranean salad with rice cakes – 370 cals

    Rice cakes served with rocket, avocado, tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper. Plus a handful of unsalted nuts.
  • Guacamole with crudités – 302 cals

    Homemade guacamole made from avocado, lemon juice, fresh chilli, tomatoes and garlic served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
  • Tzatziki with crudités – 331 cals

    Homemade tzatziki made from natural yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and lemon juice served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
  • Avocado and prawn salad – 242 cals

    Fresh avocado served with prawns, salad, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Jacket potato with grilled cod – 433 cals

    Grilled cod fillet served with jacket potatoes and lightly steamed vegetables.

Detox Plan Dinner: Potato and Bean Casserole

Detox Plan Dinners

  • Chinese vegetable stir fry – 275 cals

    Stir fry a selection of vegetables such as bok choi, spring onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and beansprouts in a little olive oil with garlic and ginger. Serve with brown rice.
  • Baked salmon with jacket potato – 435 cals

    Bake a salmon fillet and serve with a jacket potato and steamed vegetables.
  • Tuna and prawns with noodles – 427 cals

    Gently fry a selection of vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, peppers, courgette and leek in a little olive oil. When lightly browned, add a handful of prawns. Cook for a few minutes, then add canned tomatoes, tomato puree, black pepper and tuna canned in water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce thickens. Serve with rice noodles.
  • Sweet and sour stir fry with rice – 359 cals

    Gently fry a selection of chopped vegetables such as onions, peppers, baby sweetcorn and mushrooms. Add canned pineapple (in fruit juice), canned tomatoes, tomato purée, white wine vinegar and honey. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Serve with brown rice.
  • Potato and bean casserole – 404 cals

    Gently fry a selection of typical casserole vegetables such as onion, carrots and parsnip in a little olive oil with garlic. When browned, add diced potato and fry for a few minutes. Add fresh vegetable stock, black pepper and your favourite beans. Bring to the boil and simmer until the casserole thickens.

Detox Plan Snack: Fruit Salad

Detox Plan Snacks

  • Fresh fruit or fresh fruit salad 
  • Natural yoghurt mixed with honey
  • Plain popcorn
  • Handful of unsalted nuts or seeds

You can create and calorie count your own detox plan using the tools in Weight Loss Resources. Keep an online food diary, set a weight loss goal and see how many calories you need to get there. Try it Free for 24 hours

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About The Buzz: Detox Your Body by Eating Only Fruits and Veggies Over a Specific Amount of Time?

TheBUZZ Detox your body by eating only fruits and vegetables for a specific amount of time?


Throughout life your body builds up toxins from components of foods and beverages. Therefore, your body needs to be detoxified to clear it from all of these toxins. This can be done by consuming a diet of only fruits and vegetables anywhere from 24 hours up to one week.



There are tons of remedies that claim to “detoxify” your body. Some of these include several-day binges of consuming only broth, tea, cranberry juice, fruits or vegetables. There are also many other “detoxifying” supplements available in drug stores around the country. Some recommend using their proposed detoxifying therapies once per month where others recommend only once per year.


So is this really important? Do you really need to adhere to a strict diet to remove these harmful substances from your body? The one thing all of these proposed diets do not take into account is the natural processes of your body. Your liver and kidneys naturally remove toxins and other harmful substances in the body. Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet promotes the removal of these toxins as well.



Over time burnt meat, burnt foods, alcohol, and other substances that you consume create toxins in your body. These toxins are actually known as free radicals, which are oxidized particles that can damage your tissues and cell walls. This is why antioxidants are so important! Antioxidants attach to these free radicals and remove them from the body. Fruits and vegetables are chock-full of antioxidants!


Also, the liver and kidneys are responsible for removing waste, toxins, and bacteria from your body. They are your body’s efficient and effective detoxifying mechanism. Unless they are not operating properly, there is no need to rely on other sources to remove these  toxins, especially if you are consuming fruits and vegetable on a regular basis.



If you’re meeting your recommendations for daily fruit and vegetable intake, there’s no need to “detoxify” your body, as you’re already doing this on a regular basis. By practicing healthy eating habits as well as relying on the natural abilities of your kidneys and liver, your body can efficiently remove all these toxins.


Like all fad diets, there will always be fad remedies that claim to cure certain health concerns. However, the natural antioxidants of fruits and vegetables along with all their other health-promoting benefits will keep your body strong and working effectively. Top 10 Reasons to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Plant-Based Whole Foods Diet: Cleanse Your System

San Francisco yoga teacher Stacey Rosenberg had a diet that most people would consider ultra-healthy. Most of the time, she ate organic and locally sourced food, avoided processed ingredients, and listened carefully to her body’s cues about what she needed to be eating and how much. But when her teaching schedule turned hectic, she began to opt for quick and easy options like heavy burritos and sandwiches or a slice of pizza from her favorite bakery. “I was falling off some of my healthy habits,” she says, “and I wanted to bring whole foods and greens back into my diet.”

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Rosenberg enrolled in the Eat Green Challenge, an online program started by clinical Ayurvedic specialist Cate Stillman and yoga instructor Desiree Rumbaugh to help friends in the yoga community shift to a plant-based diet. “I don’t like making rules for myself around food,” says Rosenberg, “but the Eat Green Challenge seemed tailored to each person-you just did your best and noticed how foods made you feel.”

For the next 30 days, Rosenberg ate almost nothing but fruits and veggies. She felt clearheaded and hydrated, stopped craving sweets, and noticed improvements in her yoga practice. “I trimmed and toned up,” she says. “I felt cleaner, and I had more energy.”

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After the cleanse, Rosenberg slowly added small amounts of protein, fat, and grains to her meals, listening to her body and trusting her intuition as she went. Now, she starts each day with plenty of water and green smoothies. She fills up on salads, soups, sweet potatoes, and stews, and if she’s craving sweets, she reaches for an apple or a banana before a bar of chocolate. When she does find herself indulging in less-than-healthful food, she cleanses the following day.

Spring Cleaning

If you’re like Rosenberg and others in the yoga community, you probably already eat relatively clean and green. But springtime may inspire you to kick things up a notch. It’s no mystery why the season invites renewal. Longer days increase our exposure to sunlight, creating a biological surge of energy and optimism. So while everyone else clears cobwebs and scours floors, why not take a look at your diet and spring-clean an even more important home: your body?

Shifting to primarily plant-based foods may be the smartest move you can make to reconnect with healthful eating habits, says Amy Lanou, a senior nutrition scientist with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “I’m a huge proponent of building a diet from whole foods,” she says, “or foods that have been processed a limited amount.”

According to Lanou, cleaning up your diet starts with avoiding what’s added during processing—think salt, sugar, fat, flavorings, colorings, and preservatives. Likewise, she says, much of what we actually do want to consume is removed when foods are refined. “If something has been peeled, washed, fried, diced, sliced, and extruded, you lose a lot of vitamins and minerals.” By focusing on whole foods, Lanou says, you’ll be well on your way to eating more healthfully.

It sounds simple enough, but we all know that changing eating patterns is complicated. The body becomes adapted to what we feed it, and eliminating certain ingredients can be difficult and even physically uncomfortable. Also, busy lives can make a significant dietary reset even harder.

But for those in the yoga community, refreshing your palate and embracing a healthier approach to eating isn’t as difficult as you may think, says Stillman, who also teaches Iyengar and Anusara Yogas. “In yoga,” she explains, “we’re awakening our subtle body physiology, becoming more sensitive, and perceiving everything more accurately. We’re much more aware of our mind-body connection than ever before.”

Shifting Gears

In the first step of the challenge, a 30-day fruit and vegetable cleanse called “the megashift,” participants eat only fresh vegetables and fruits, avoiding meat, dairy, grains, salt, and even healthy fats like oils, avocados, beans, nuts, and seeds. Salads are dressed with mango juice and red pepper, or papaya, mint, and lime juice; snacks are green beans, jicama, and celery sticks. Dinner might be zucchini noodles with tomatoes.

The idea is to detoxify your system and cleanse your palate, not to deprive yourself or go hungry. “For the first few weeks I felt like I was eating all day long,” recalls Rosenberg. “Carrot sticks, grapes, strawberries, peaches, plums, potatoes, soups, salads and smoothies.”

In fact, says Sharon Meyer, a clinical nutritionist with the Institute for Health and Healing at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, fruits and veggies contain fewer calories than most other foods, so you’ll have to eat more-and more often-to stabilize your energy and avoid fatigue. If you experience major highs and lows in your energy level, she says, add a small amount of oil (such as olive, ghee, or coconut) to help regulate blood sugar and insulin—or include some protein like fish or egg in your diet.

With a significant increase in fruit consumption, adds Lanou, you may experience some digestive issues, specifically loose bowels. If this happens, she recommends adding more vegetables, along with a few nuts and some low-fiber grains. Otherwise, she says, you may not absorb enough nutrients.

For those who want or need to include small amounts of grains, seeds, legumes, and animal protein from the start, the plan is still effective as a reset, says Stillman. It can also be maintained as a long-term approach to eating.

“There’s no one diet that’s perfect for everyone,” adds Meyer. “And that gets to be very exciting because it leads to curiosity about how your body is functioning with different foods.”

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Listen To Your Body

When you temporarily remove ingredients from your diet, you can reset the palate and curb junk-food cravings in the process. By weaning yourself off sweets, says Stillman, you can alter your sensitivity to them. The same is true for salt; studies indicate that if you usually eat four grams and cut back significantly, food that you used to enjoy will taste too salty to eat. You’ll also be able to distinguish nutrient-rich food from less beneficial options, says Stillman. “Processed food will taste like cardboard.”

When you begin to add other foods to your diet, Meyer suggests holding back on grains initially, starting instead with an easy-to-digest protein like fish or eggs for three days. When you do add grains, start with rice, which is one of the least allergenic.

Stillman suggests slowly reintroducing fat to your diet until it makes up about 10 percent of what you’re eating. “Many yogis will naturally stabilize here,” she says. Adding more may cause congestion and bloating. Choose healthful plant-based fats, she says: avocados, olive oil, nuts, seeds and almond milk.

However you decide to modify your plant-based regimen, Stillman and Lanou advocate a diet abundant in living foods. For those who find raw veggies difficult to digest, Stillman suggests lightly steaming them or making marinated salads to keep at room temperature. “Grate or slice up fennel, massage kale with fruit juice, shred a carrot or beet, and let it all sit together for a few hours to make it more absorbable.”

Will a diet that consists primarily of fruits and veggies provide all the nutrients you need long term? Yes, says Lanou, provided that you also include nuts, seeds, legumes, and a supplement or fortified foods rich in vitamin B12. “There shouldn’t be any problem getting sufficient protein if a person is getting enough calories from whole plant foods,” she says. As for calcium, most dark leafy greens (for example kale, chard, dandelion) have about the same amount of absorbable calcium per serving as a cup of cow’s milk. There’s also plenty of fiber in fruits and veggies, not to mention carbohydrates, phytonutrients, and antioxidants.

Of course, certain people should consult their doctor before making any significant dietary changes. The Eat Green Challenge isn’t recommended for those who are pregnant or underweight, for example, and children and athletes may need extra protein.

In the end, the foods you add to your diet are just as important as those you cut from it—and embracing the idea of happily supplementing rather than reluctantly subtracting can transform your entire experience. It helps to simply reach for fruits, roots, and vegetables first—before anything else—until they become a greater percentage of your diet, says Stillman. It’s easy to do, she adds, if you prepare your food for the entire day in the morning.

See also Raw Food Diet

“Put sweet potatoes in the oven, turn on your rice cooker, make a quart of green smoothies, and call it good,” says Stillman. “For breakfast, have a green smoothie or two, which gets you through to lunch. Then there are the sweet potatoes, and you throw a quick salad together. For dinner, have fresh fruit, a salad, and the rice you cooked.”

“It’s not that you’ll never touch a piece of pizza again,” says Stillman. “But have a gigantic salad first. The idea is to get more filled up on the foods that are truly nutritive.”

If you think about it, it’s a lot like spring cleaning. We clear clutter to make space for what’s more meaningful, beautiful, and important.

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Be good to your gut

Many people are drawn to cleanses to reset their GI system, but there’s no evidence that the cleanses and detoxes you typically read about have any benefit. Instead of trying to flush out toxins, take measures to boost your gut health so it can do its job well. “A healthy gut is important for almost every aspect of wellness — from boosting your mood to helping you sleep, from weight management to preventing chronic diseases, the list goes on and on. To reboot your diet and reset your gut, remember to eat the three P’s: prunes, pulses and pears,” says Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, nutrition and healthy cooking expert.

“Prunes help maintain good digestive health and can positively affect the bacteria living in the gut, potentially reducing the risk of colon cancer. And pulses (which include lentils, beans, chickpeas and peas) can improve gut health by strengthening the gut barrier and reducing the risk of gut-associated diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Pears contain prebioitic fiber that helps promote intestinal health by providing food for beneficial probiotic bacteria.” The point is, you need a variety of fiber sources to optimize your gut health so make sure to include these foods, as well as others rich in fiber (such as whole grains and an array of fruits and veggies), often.

Take a break from booze

“Alcohol may lower inhibitions, which could make you more likely to reach for unhealthy foods,” says Keri Gans, RD, Nutritionist, and Author of The Small Change Diet. Anyone who has tossed back a couple of margaritas and some chips and guac at happy hour can relate! Save the booze until after your reboot. “Once you’re firmly back on track, if you want to reintroduce alcohol in moderation, go for it,” she says.

Eat hydrating foods

“The human body is about 60 percent water, and your body needs to be continually hydrated throughout the day in order to optimally function,” explains Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area. “In addition to drinking h30 and water-rich, low-calorie beverages like tea, you can also prioritize eating foods that are full of water — including fruits, veggies, broth-based soups and even oatmeal. These foods are also full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will benefit your body. In the summer, I love blending fruit into a breakfast smoothie and grilling peaches for dessert,” she says.

Minimize snacking

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, author of “The Superfood Swap,” offers this tip: Swap grazing for plated snacks. “I have a tendency to graze mindlessly, and even if it’s on healthy stuff, it adds up,” she says. “Grabbing a spoonful of ‘this’ while standing in the kitchen, scooping a handful of ‘that’ while working at my desk, or eating just a few little bites of ‘something’ while watching TV.” Anyone else familiar with this scenario?

When I need to give my diet a reboot, I focus on having two nourishing, planned snacks per day.

“When I need to give my diet a reboot, I focus on having two nourishing, planned snacks per day, like a pear and pecans, or grape tomatoes and string cheese, or berries and yogurt. And I put the snacks on a plate, sit down and enjoy them.” This part is especially key. When you graze or snack mindlessly, you don’t register those foods as well as when you plate them. No plate? No problem! Use a paper towel, napkin, cup or whatever is available to you to help you eat more mindfully.

Do a social media cleanse

This is the one cleanse I can get behind! You’ve probably seen news reports that social media can heighten feelings of isolation and anxiety, but it can also increase feelings of body dissatisfaction. If certain accounts make you feel down about your body, your weight or the way you eat, it might be worth using the handy “unfollow” tool. Ditto for any accounts that recommend overly restrictive eating behaviors. There are healthy ways to lose weight that honor and respect your body so rid yourself of all the social noise that might be toxic to your overall wellbeing.


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The Three-Day Detox Plan Anyone Can Do

After a long winter of hibernation, the beginning of spring is the perfect time to detox your body. Detoxing does not have to be extreme. There is no need to subject your body to harsh cleansing programs that leave you exhausted and unable to go about your day. Detoxing should leave you feeling energized, refreshed, and glowing! This simple three-day detox plan will start you off on the right foot to feeling and looking your best this spring.

The Basics
For the next three days, eliminate all sugars, alcohol, soda, processed food, grains, gluten, and animal products from your diet. In their place, enjoy green juices, smoothies, and plant-based meals. The only sweetener recommended for use is liquid stevia, which is all-natural, comes from a plant, and has zero glycemic impact. It is also very important to stay well hydrated by drinking water. Water is essential to help your body release toxins. The key is not to deprive your body but instead to flood it with nutrients to help it clean house.

Upon Rising
Take a high quality probiotic supplement on an empty stomach with a glass of water, which will help replenish the beneficial bacteria in your gut and aid in digestion. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is a great brand and does not need to be refrigerated. Follow the probiotic with a glass of water with lemon juice. Lemon juice is highly alkalizing in the body and helps get your digestion going for the day. 

Start your day with a green juice. The chlorophyll in greens oxygenates the body, which enables us to release stored toxins. Ideally this juice will be all greens, vegetables, and no fruit (except lemon). You can either make your own green juice at home or get one from your local pressed juice bar. A favorite combination is kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger, but you feel like you need more for breakfast, have a little low sugar fruit such as apple or blueberries.

Instead of a large lunch that takes tons of energy to digest, try having a nutrient-dense green smoothie instead. Green smoothies are an excellent way to pack a ton of nutrition into one glass. Your body can digest a smoothie much faster than a large meal, giving it plenty of time to focus on internal housekeeping!

Here are three delicious ideas for nutrient-dense green smoothies. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender, adjust the sweetness to taste, and enjoy!

SJM’s Everyday Green Smoothie
Coconut-Pineapple Smoothie
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

If you find yourself hungry between lunch and dinner, try snacking on cut up raw vegetables such as cucumber slices, celery, bell peppers, or carrots. If you are very hungry, a quarter to a half of an avocado mashed with sea salt and lemon is also a delicious option.

Dinner should be the largest, most dense meal of the day. At the end of the day your body does not need as much energy to run around, allowing it to focus more on digesting. Also, the fast between dinner and the next day’s breakfast is long enough to give your body time to process the meal. Begin each dinner with a large green salad. This can be as simple as mixed greens topped with herbs and raw vegetables. You can also add a quarter of an avocado for density. For a dressing, toss the salad with avocado, lemon juice, and liquid stevia, and it will form a nice creamy dressing without the need for oil. Another option is a massaged kale salad. Remove the ribs from a bunch of kale and rip the leaves into small pieces with your hands. Then massage the kale with a quarter of an avocado, some lemon juice, and liquid stevia until the kale is soft and wilted. Top the salad with any raw vegetables you like. Keep your main course simple and satisfying. Have a baked sweet potato or squash such as butternut or acorn. You could also have some cooked non-starchy vegetable such as lightly sautéed greens (use water not oil), roasted broccoli, or cauliflower.

Be kind to your body while you detox. Get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, and treat yourself to a massage. You will feel refreshed and glowing! 

Sara Jane Mercer is a holistic health coach and recipe developer who believes in living life the clean, pure, and simple way. Follow her on Twitter at @Sarajanemercer for recipes and healthy living tips.

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6 Power Fruits You Should Include in Your Diet to Detox

Detox, as the names suggests, refers to removing toxic waste materials from the body. There are various kinds of toxins that are formed within the body during the numerous metabolic functions. Also the kind of lifestyles we lead today with high levels of pollution, our body seems to be getting more susceptible to all sorts of toxins. This is the reason why it becomes crucial to detox your body every once in a while so that harmful toxins get flushed out and you can improve your metabolic functions, prevent ailments and get beautiful skin and hair. And one of the easiest ways to detox is to include seasonal fruits in your diet. Fruits are powerhouses of essential vitamins and minerals that provide you with the much needed anti-oxidants to fight against free radicals and help you detox.Here are a list of six fruits that can help you detox:1.  Apple
Apart from being rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals, apples are also rich in phytochemical and pectin, which all help in detox. Pectin flushes out food additives and metals in our body. The acids in apple (malic and tartaric) help in digestion. Apples are best eaten raw and if consumed with the skin are good source of vitamin C and fiber. Organic apples have higher antioxidants than those apples that are conventionally grown.2. Lemon
Lemons or citrus fruits are often mentioned when talked about detox. All citrus fruits are great sources of vitamin C. Lemon is an effective source for cleansing, and also helps with gastric problems. They are most effective in detoxification when taken with warm water. Even though a lot of people add sugar to this mix, it is best advised to take it when you wake up, with fresh sliced root ginger in warm lime water. (Also read: Why Fasting is a Good Way to Detox​.)3. Berries
All the berries; strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberry are rich sources of vitamin C and fiber. Alone 1 cup of blackberry has 7.6 gram of fiber. Consuming berries helps produce butyrate, which is a fatty acid that helps in weight loss and makes the body lean. The best ways to consume berries for detoxing is crushing them to they release their juices, mix in water and let it rest for half an hour. You can also take them with oats or simply mix the berries and make a detox juice.4. Pineapple
Pineapple is bromelain rich fruit which help in breaking down of proteins and its digestion. It also helps in reducing inflammation which further helps relieve arthritis and helps in speedy recovery from injuries. Pineapples are best if eaten fresh. The canned pineapples are not advised since the enzyme bromelian is destroyed in them. They also help in digestion.5. Papaya
Papaya is known for its richness in vitamin C (224%) and other nutrients like vitamin A, magnesium and potassium, which makes it a great antioxidant that helps in fighting against common cold or flu. Papain, an enzyme found in papaya, helps in the breakdown of protein and in digestion. The beta-carotene rich fruit has been observed to prevent lung and mouth cancer. It’s best if consumed fresh and sliced. 6. Pomegranate
The best way to consume pomegranate is in the juiced form since the seeds of the fruit takes a lot while to digest. Pomegranate offers good amount of vitamin C and fibre. It is also considered as a medicine since it helps keep the heart healthy and regulates cholesterol.Disclaimer:The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. NDTV is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

Detox program at home


Porridge with dried fruits (dried apricots, raisins, prunes), nuts (walnuts, cashews) or seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame).
Pre-soak nuts and seeds for 3-4 hours (or overnight so that they are ready for breakfast by morning).

Porridge with fresh fruits (bananas, apples, pears, etc.), you can add coconut.

Porridge with raw, steamed or baked pumpkin, sweet carrots, zucchini (regular or zucchini) and honey.

As morning porridge, for example, you can use rice (preferably brown or brown), millet, oatmeal (cereals or whole grain flakes that require long cooking), barley, wheat, rye or spelled porridge in water or vegetable milk. It is better not to use regular milk, because it does not go well with other foods, especially cereals. But if you really want to, it is better to mix it with water (in a ratio of at least 1: 1), but you should not add sour fruits and bananas to such porridge.You can add a generous serving of unrefined vegetable oil or ghee to the finished porridge (if you tolerate casein and lactose, you can just high-quality butter).

Fresh fruits (banana, any citrus, apple, pear, grape and others). You can make a salad from this (but no more than 2-3 fruits) and season it with lemon juice with a drop of honey, or you can just eat some kind of fruit.

Cottage cheese with sour cream, fermented baked milk or yogurt.You can add a little soaked dried fruits, nuts, honey.

Granola (made by yourself or bought from a health food store, too much sugar is added to regular store cereals) with fresh juice. You can also use fermented baked milk or yogurt – it is better to warm them in a container with hot water and add nutmeg and cardamom to the finished dish.

Regular slice of whole grain bread (can be toasted), for example with a slice of tomato, cheese and lettuce.You can also use curd cheese or a little butter, make avocado pâté and urbech (raw paste made from seeds or nuts).

Smoothies and cocktails made from berries, herbs, fruits in vegetable milk or with water.

Detox program at home


Porridge with dried fruits (dried apricots, raisins, prunes), nuts (walnuts, cashews) or seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame).
Pre-soak nuts and seeds for 3-4 hours (or overnight so that they are ready for breakfast by morning).

Porridge with fresh fruits (bananas, apples, pears, etc.), you can add coconut.

Porridge with raw, steamed or baked pumpkin, sweet carrots, zucchini (regular or zucchini) and honey.

As morning porridge, for example, you can use rice (preferably brown or brown), millet, oatmeal (cereals or whole grain flakes that require long cooking), barley, wheat, rye or spelled porridge in water or vegetable milk.It is better not to use regular milk, because it does not go well with other foods, especially cereals. But if you really want to, it is better to mix it with water (in a ratio of at least 1: 1), but you should not add sour fruits and bananas to such porridge. You can add a generous serving of unrefined vegetable oil or ghee to the finished porridge (if you tolerate casein and lactose, you can just high-quality butter).

Fresh fruits (banana, any citrus, apple, pear, grape and others).You can make a salad from this (but no more than 2-3 fruits) and season it with lemon juice with a drop of honey, or you can just eat some kind of fruit.

Cottage cheese with sour cream, fermented baked milk or yogurt. You can add a little soaked dried fruits, nuts, honey.

Granola (made by yourself or bought from a health food store, too much sugar is added to regular store cereals) with fresh juice. You can also use fermented baked milk or yogurt – it is better to warm them in a container with hot water and add nutmeg and cardamom to the finished dish.

Regular slice of whole grain bread (can be toasted), for example with a slice of tomato, cheese and lettuce. You can also use curd cheese or a little butter, make avocado pâté and urbech (raw paste made from seeds or nuts).

Smoothies and cocktails made from berries, herbs, fruits in vegetable milk or with water.

Detox program at home


Porridge with dried fruits (dried apricots, raisins, prunes), nuts (walnuts, cashews) or seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame).
Pre-soak nuts and seeds for 3-4 hours (or overnight so that they are ready for breakfast by morning).

Porridge with fresh fruits (bananas, apples, pears, etc.), you can add coconut.

Porridge with raw, steamed or baked pumpkin, sweet carrots, zucchini (regular or zucchini) and honey.

As morning porridge, for example, you can use rice (preferably brown or brown), millet, oatmeal (cereals or whole grain flakes that require long cooking), barley, wheat, rye or spelled porridge in water or vegetable milk.It is better not to use regular milk, because it does not go well with other foods, especially cereals. But if you really want to, it is better to mix it with water (in a ratio of at least 1: 1), but you should not add sour fruits and bananas to such porridge. You can add a generous serving of unrefined vegetable oil or ghee to the finished porridge (if you tolerate casein and lactose, you can just high-quality butter).

Fresh fruits (banana, any citrus, apple, pear, grape and others).You can make a salad from this (but no more than 2-3 fruits) and season it with lemon juice with a drop of honey, or you can just eat some kind of fruit.

Cottage cheese with sour cream, fermented baked milk or yogurt. You can add a little soaked dried fruits, nuts, honey.

Granola (made by yourself or bought from a health food store, too much sugar is added to regular store cereals) with fresh juice. You can also use fermented baked milk or yogurt – it is better to warm them in a container with hot water and add nutmeg and cardamom to the finished dish.

Regular slice of whole grain bread (can be toasted), for example with a slice of tomato, cheese and lettuce. You can also use curd cheese or a little butter, make avocado pâté and urbech (raw paste made from seeds or nuts).

Smoothies and cocktails made from berries, herbs, fruits in vegetable milk or with water.

Nine principles of detox diets you should know about • INMYROOM FOOD

One of the most popular words of the new millennium is “detox”.I bet you have at least read, heard, seen, and perhaps even
tried to arrange a detox diet for themselves at home. Let’s figure it out
more details, what’s what.

In the modern world, especially if you are a resident
megalopolis, it is impossible to stay away from the influence of the external environment.
Poisons harmful to the body, called toxins, lie in wait for us everywhere.
Toxins are the main culprits for poor immunity, most
diseases, dull complexion and drooping gait.Sometimes our body is not in
able to cope with the attack of harmful substances on his own, and then he will be helped
detox comes.

Detox is
a kind of vacation for your body. Its main purpose is
cleansing the body of toxins and toxins. Along the way, extra pounds go away.

The detox diet is at the forefront of the fight against such
problems like bowel disruption, stomach discomfort, worsening
sleep, fatigue, decreased performance, swelling, dull problem skin,
brittle nails and hair, excess weight.

There are many different detox programs today,
each of which adopts its own methods of cleansing the body – tea
detox diet, green diet, juice detox. Absolutely all types are based on a number of unshakable rules. They are essential to follow if you want to get the most out of your detox program and provide you with energy and
cheerfulness for several months in advance.


Detox requires prior preparation.Some
nutritionists even came up with a special name for this stage – pretox, which
denotes the pre-detox stage. Preparation does not only take place physically,
by limiting their usual diet, but also morally. Last
aspect implies that you must psychologically tune in to
refusal of favorite unhealthy foods and drinks. Nutritionists believe that the more time you spend
give your body and mind to cope with the hardships ahead,
the easier the body will tolerate detox and the less likely you
break loose.

The first step in the preparatory phase is to give up coffee.
Gradually replace coffee with green tea, which contains three times less
caffeine. Information specially for those who cannot start the morning without a fragrant
espresso: green tea gives as much energy and strength as coffee, but
acts more delicately.

The next rule is to increase the daily portion of vegetables and
fruits up to four and three, respectively.
It doesn’t matter if they are fresh or
frozen, the main condition is that they must be of different colors.Rainbow in your
plate will strengthen health on all fronts: increase immunity and improve condition
skin. Lay on green fruits (kiwi, apple) and leafy vegetables, and
cabbage and avocado. Orange (carrot, pumpkin, orange, sea buckthorn) and yellow
(turnip, pepper, melon, pineapple) you can safely mix smoothies to your taste. Of the red
make salads, and add berries to desserts or use pure

Should be reduced
the amount of dairy products consumed: cottage cheese, yoghurts, and so on.
The thing is
that it is difficult for the body to digest and assimilate dairy products, therefore nutritionists advise
replace cow’s milk with milk from soy, rice, quinoa, almonds.

Sport is another step towards preparing the body for detoxification.
Experts advise choosing calm sports. Instead of a gym
step aerobics, dancing and martial arts, it is better to do yoga, walking, Pilates,
swimming. Simple exercises do not overload muscles and joints, but contribute to them

9 principles
proper detox

Once you have successfully prepared your body for detox, there are simple rules to follow to help you get the most
vigor and energy from a similar diet.

1. Choose the right time

Detox diet should be started when you have
with sufficient strength to resist numerous temptations. You’ll have to
show great steadfastness in the struggle for your health and beauty, because cleansing
the body requires significant restrictions on food.This is done for a reason, but
to reduce the burden on the digestive organs and enable them to cleanse themselves.

Do not expose your body to
additional stress. Give up the idea of ​​a detox diet if you
passing exams, you have a responsible event at work, problems in your personal
life. The ideal time to detox is vacation. Rest and fresh air only
will enhance the already impressive effect.

2. Choose the optimal duration of the detox for yourself

The detox program usually lasts 3-10 days.Detox itself by
itself represents a great stress for the body. That is why such diets are not
must be long lasting. However, the duration of the detox program can
vary depending on the desired result. So if your goal is
to cleanse the body of harmful substances, it is enough to adhere to a diet for 3 days. If the goal is to restore the protective functions of the body, then 5 days. And in 10 days, there will be a complete renewal and purification of the blood, which will be an excellent prevention
various diseases.

3.Eat small and frequent

Reduce portions, but increase to 5-6 portions per day. Such a simple yet effective rule will help
improve metabolism and normalize blood sugar levels. Moreover, it is
an excellent antidote to high-calorie snacks. You can take food for work or study
with you in special containers. Let it be vegetables, fruits, nuts and
healthy snacks.

You will not feel hungry, and the digestive tract
will constantly work, removing toxins from the body.During meals
create an atmosphere of calm and tranquility. Take your time and well
chew each bite.

4. Make changes to your usual diet

Eliminate everything from your diet during the detox diet.
fatty, fried, flour. Yes Yes exactly. Do you want to cleanse
your body? To do this, he needs to be given the opportunity to rest, and digestion
fatty, fried and flour foods only give an additional load. In addition, during the detox diet, you should forget about
refined foods (such as white bread and polished rice), sugar,
potatoes, butter, coffee, alcohol, nicotine.This is a vacation for
your body. Start to limit yourself gradually, and in order to dignified
cope with deprivation, follow simple rules: visualize the effect and
understand why you need a detox. Slim body, shiny hair, clean
skin, vigor and energy – a wonderful stimulus, isn’t it?

In your diet, give preference to raw vegetables and fruits. IN
they are very high in fiber, which helps the gastrointestinal tract to get out of
hibernation and work to eliminate toxins. Contained in vegetables and fruits
antioxidants will only enhance the effect.Feel free to choose seasonal products – fresh,
they are most beneficial to the body.

From 8 am to noon, you can eat unlimited food
quantities. At this time, give preference to fruit. From noon to 20
eat vegetables for hours. They can be stewed, baked, eaten raw
form or prepare salads from them. Eating after 20 hours is not recommended. Of course, you shouldn’t be limited to just vegetables and
fruit. All grains, grains, nuts,
herbal drinks, wheat germ, eggs, green shoots.If the detox diet
lasts more than 7 days, then nutritionists are allowed to include one of the protein
dishes: fish, poultry, goat cheese.

5. Cook with
olive oil

Olive oil has a unique composition. This is real
a pantry of useful components that are perfectly absorbed by the human
the body. Olive oil is rich in polyphenols, which are powerful
antioxidant effect, improve digestion and cleanse the body. The best
olive oil is ExtraVirgin.Add it to
vegetables, season salads, water the fish.

6. Discard
salt and spices

Swelling does not occur from the fact that we drink a lot of liquid, but from
excess salt in the body. Salt, in turn, prevents the body from excreting
excess fluid. In addition, excess salt can cause serious damage.
health: provoke the appearance of heart and kidney diseases, shortness of breath, excess
weight, the development of hypertension. Read Supermarket Labels: Salt
can even be added to cottage cheese and bread.And the trendy soy sauce is only half
consists of soybeans, the remaining half of its composition is salt.

7. Drink more water

Your body needs water. The less water you drink,
the slower the metabolic processes take place and the more difficult it is to remove toxins and
toxins. At least 1.5 liters of water a day will help speed up detoxification and
metabolism. In addition to water, you can drink green tea and water with lemon.

Also, drink a glass of warm water every morning on an empty stomach.
with a tablespoon of lemon juice so that the stomach and intestines work after

8. Get enough sleep and walk

It is sleep and physical activity that are helpers for
achieving the most effective result. To the average person
7-8 hours a day is enough for the body to rest. Concerning
physical activity, doctors advise walking every day for at least 30-40 minutes. In the summer there are many opportunities to keep yourself in shape,
which are unavailable during the cold season, be it a bike, badminton or a walk with the dog.Fresh air helps every cell to breathe, and
metabolic processes are much more active.

9. Pamper yourself

Detox is not only limitation and deprivation. The first
turn, this is rest. Give yourself a relaxing warm bath, self-massage,
visit the sauna. Try to use natural cosmetics and limit
personal hygiene items containing too many unnatural
components. And of course, avoid stressful situations and nervous
overvoltage.Your skin is also worthy of rest and cleansing.

Contraindications: to whom detox is undesirable

Before starting a detox program, it is better to consult with
a doctor. Detox is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women, with special
caution should be approached for people with high acidity of gastric juice,
with disorders of the digestive, endocrine or cardiovascular
systems with diabetes, heart and kidney diseases.

Exiting the detox

Remember that exiting the detox diet should be as smooth and gradual as entering it.After the end of the diet, gradually add low-fat protein foods, a small amount of salt and seasonings to the diet, then increase the amount of carbohydrate foods and smoothly return to your usual diet.

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Detox is one of the trendiest beauty trends. Cosmetics manufacturers make detoxifying creams, masks and cleansers, and they certainly do. But, as you know, beauty begins from the inside, and therefore a detox diet should be the first step in cleansing the body.

Detox diet: for body and mind

What is a detox diet? This is a time-limited dietary change aimed at removing waste products and toxins from the body. Such a diet relieves the digestive system, liver and kidneys, allowing them to cope with the processing and elimination of toxic substances naturally. The result is the normalization of digestion and, as a result, an improvement in the condition of the skin, as well as strengthening of the body’s defenses, excellent health, getting rid of the manifestations of allergies and increasing efficiency.Weight loss is just a side effect of this diet. It improves metabolism and kidney function, as a result of which excess fluid leaves, swelling disappears, and food is absorbed more efficiently. But still, the main goal of a detox diet is to get rid of harmful substances that, accumulating day after day, poison the body and prevent it from working fully.

The detox diet is not a new invention. The basic principles of such a diet were developed at the end of the 19th century by the Austrian nutritionist Felix Mayer.He developed a whole system for cleansing the body – in addition to proper nutrition, it included massage, bathing in thermal springs (Dr. Mayer lived and worked in the famous spa of Karlovy Vary) and exercise. The system was very popular.

Needless to say that it is still relevant these days? Felix Mayer’s patients did not know anything about semi-finished products stuffed with preservatives, they ate mainly natural products, lived in the quiet of country estates, and not in the center of a polluted metropolis.For this reason, our contemporaries need a detox diet even more than Victorian aristocrats.

If you are taking any medication, be sure to talk with your doctor about a detox diet. Some drugs are incompatible with this diet.

Almost every city dweller needs detoxification, but it is especially necessary for those who smoke or drink alcohol, overweight people, those who usually do not adhere to the principles of proper nutrition, regularly allowing themselves too fatty or salty foods.

Key Rules of a Successful Detox Diet

How and when to detox so that it brings as many benefits as possible without harming the body? Here are the most basic rules for a detox diet at home:

  • It is better to prepare for a detox diet in advance so that the entry into it is smooth and does not shock the body. A couple of weeks (or better, more) before starting the diet, start reducing the amount of fried, starchy foods, spicy and salty foods, give up alcohol and coffee.Stick to a diet – dinner should be 3 hours before bedtime. A week before starting your diet, cut back on meat and fish by replacing them with vegetables, beans, cereals, and dairy products. Desserts can be replaced with fresh fruit detox smoothies with added probiotics to support bowel function.
  • When starting your diet, start every morning with a glass of not too cold water and a slice of lemon – this will help the digestive system “wake up” and speed up the process of removing toxins.
  • Do not plan a detox diet during periods of intense exercise.A session, time pressure at work, or the hustle and bustle of preparing for a vacation or a wedding is not the best time for such an event. Detox involves not only dietary restrictions, but also good rest. Choose quiet days and try to get yourself 8 hours of sleep.
  • Combine diet with other measures. For example, with a visit to the spa. Treatments such as massages, body wraps, and a detox sauna session will be most effective. In addition, they will enhance the dietary outcome. Do not give up and moderate physical activity – walk, swim in the pool, ride a bike.
  • Remember that a detox diet is not the same as fasting. You don’t have to suffer and feel uncomfortable. Make a meal plan and detox menu and stick to it. The optimal eating schedule is at least 5-6 times a day, but the portions should be small. Fold your palms in a boat – the resulting volume will be the maximum volume of each of your portions.
  • Don’t forget about water. Drinking a lot during the detox diet will help your kidneys work. You should drink 2 liters of fluid daily.In addition to water, you can drink herbal teas, detox juices, cocktails and smoothies.
  • Start small. There are detox diets of varying lengths, but if you’re not used to limiting yourself, don’t set the bar too high. Start cleansing with a 3 Day Detox Diet. The next one may be longer – 7 days. The 10-day detox is already quite a challenge for those who often purify the body.
  • Don’t overdo it. A detox diet should not be done more than once every 4 weeks.
  • Talk to your therapist before starting a detox diet. Some diseases of the internal organs, as well as acute inflammation and infections, can be a contraindication for such a diet. Do not detoxify during pregnancy and lactation, or if your blood sugar is low.

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So, what foods should a correct detox diet be based on? Cleansing the body involves a large part of the consumption of plant foods, which is why a detox diet is often referred to as a vegan diet.Here’s what you can eat with little or no restrictions:

  • Broccoli. This vegetable is packed with folate, vitamin C, and fiber.
  • Beetroot. It helps restore the body’s iron stores and helps the liver function.
  • Grapes. A real storehouse of trace elements – it contains potassium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and magnesium. Pectins in grapes remove heavy metals, and enzymes improve the absorption of nutrients from food and accelerate digestion.
  • Asparagus.It contains coumarin – a substance that improves the activity of blood vessels and the heart. It is a source of vitamin B6, which normalizes blood sugar levels. In addition, asparagus has a mild diuretic effect.
  • Citrus. Provide the body with vitamin C, and the digestive tract – the fiber it needs.
  • Sweet pepper. It is extremely rich in vitamins C and A, improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas.
  • Bananas. Energize and provide an adequate supply of potassium and magnesium.
  • Apples. They contain a rather rare vitamin P, iron and a large amount of easily digestible fructose. In addition, they, like grapes, contain pectins, which help to get rid of heavy metals.
  • Artichokes. They have choleretic properties, improve metabolic processes and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Grenades. Rich in vitamins C, P and E, they improve blood circulation.
  • Cucumber. It has a mild diuretic effect.
  • Seaweed.It is a source of iodine, which our nervous system needs.
  • Dried fruits. They contain all the same vitamins and minerals as fresh fruits, but in a higher concentration. Sugary dried fruits can help reduce dessert cravings while dieting. But they are very high in calories, so you shouldn’t get carried away with them.
  • Small quantities of cereals. They quickly saturate, and the feeling of fullness after a plate of porridge lasts for a long time. Almost all cereals contain B vitamins.
  • Seedlings. Sprouted oats, wheat and soybeans contain a huge amount of vitamins and microelements, this is a real dietary supplement – not just a pharmacy, but a natural one.
  • Detox juices, smoothies and herbal teas. All of these fruits and vegetables can be made into fresh juices and smoothies if you don’t like chewing on them. Morning coffee can be replaced with a ginger or chicory drink, and evening tea with a decoction of valerian or thyme.

All of these products are extremely effective in cleansing the body.You can add other vegetables and fruits as desired. During a long (7 days or more) detox diet, you can also eat one boiled egg or steam omelet, a small portion of cottage cheese or lean fish, grilled or steamed once a day. The dishes should be seasoned with olive or sesame oil, lemon juice.

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For a detox diet to be effective, it is necessary not only to add the above foods to the diet, but also to eliminate all harmful ones.The ban includes sugar and any sweets, salted, fried and smoked, ready-made sauces, alcohol, coffee, cocoa, sugary carbonated drinks, any flour products – from cookies to bread, as well as animal fats.

Detox Recipes: Healthy and Tasty!

Detox recipes can be fun and delicious. The main thing is to use a little imagination.

  • Detox juice made from pepper and lime. Freshly squeezed sweet pepper juice goes well with sour lime juice. It is a light refreshing drink rich in B vitamins and vitamin C.This juice not only cleanses the body, but also relieves nervous tension.
  • Banana apple detox smoothie. Put one banana and one peeled and chopped apple into a blender, add a few ice cubes and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Whisk until smooth for a hearty and delicious detox smoothie. They can replace one of the meals.
  • Apple and Ginger Detox Smoothie. Grind the diced apple in a blender, add the juice of half a lime and finely grated fresh ginger.This cocktail is energizing.
  • Grilled zucchini. In a bowl, combine 50 g of olive oil and chopped herbs – oregano, basil and rosemary. Cut the zucchini into 1–1.5 cm thick slices, stir in the butter and let sit for 20 minutes. Place the herb-scented zucchini on the grill (a grill pan will do) and grill until soft without adding oil.
  • Japanese detox soup. Pour a liter of boiling water over a package (50 g) of dried seaweed and a pinch of grated ginger, add two tablespoons of miso paste and the juice of half a lime.
  • Detox Salad. Combine a cup of finely chopped red cabbage, half a cup of boiled chicken breast, chopped into strips, grated apple, cucumber and carrot. Add a few pinches of crushed almonds and season the salad with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice.

Interesting fact
Detox diets are very popular in Hollywood – Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway regularly resort to them. The singer Beyoncé is also a fan of detox.

There are options! Popular detox diets

There are several detox diet options.

According to the duration, detox diets are distinguished, calculated for 1 day, 3 days, 7 and 10 days. The longer the diet, the more pronounced its effect. A one-day detox diet is very easily tolerated, such a fasting day can be arranged weekly to maintain the body’s work, it practically does not require preparation. A one-day detox can be done the next day after a hearty meal.A detox diet, which lasts 3 days, already allows you to remove a significant part of toxins and get rid of edema. The 7- and 10-day diets are not only designed to cleanse, but also to accelerate regeneration.

Detox diet can be completely “liquid” – in this case it is based on detox smoothies, juices and herbal teas. This type of diet is good for the stomach and intestines.

In recent years, a “raw” detox diet is gaining popularity, in which you can eat any fruits and vegetables, provided that they have not been heat-treated.

Some people prefer mono detox diets, during which only one food is allowed – for example, apples or carrots – but without any restrictions. Mono-diets have a significant disadvantage – with such a diet, the body receives a lot of some vitamins and minerals, but lacks substances that are not contained in the selected product. In addition, the monotonous diet quickly becomes boring.

Detox for day and three: menu options

1-day detox

Breakfast: apple, celery and lemon juice smoothie.

Lunch: vegetable soup made from carrots, zucchini, celery, tomatoes and cabbage. For flavor, you can add a couple of garlic cloves, parsley and black pepper.

Afternoon snack: banana, strawberry and apple smoothie.

First supper: grain bread with grilled zucchini and bell peppers, a glass of chamomile broth.

Second supper: apple baked with raisins and prunes.

3-day detox

Day one

Breakfast: whole grapefruit.

Lunch: boiled brown rice, seasoned with any boiled vegetables.

Snack: Smoothie made from half a banana, kiwi and a sour apple.

First Dinner: Fruit salad of kiwi, apple, grapes and pineapple. Use lemon juice as a dressing.

Second supper: boiled egg, a glass of thyme tea.

Second day

Breakfast: unsweetened yogurt with cereal and dried apricots.

Lunch: lentil soup.

Afternoon snack: two medium-sized oranges.

First Dinner: A salad of different types of leafy vegetables with cucumbers, carrots and a dressing of olive oil and dill.

Second supper: a glass of pomegranate juice.

Third day

Breakfast: freshly squeezed apple juice.

Lunch: vegetable soup.

Afternoon snack: unsweetened cottage cheese with prunes.

First supper: oatmeal.

Second supper: salad of boiled beets and fresh cabbage.

The most important thing in a detox diet is a systematic approach. Of course, after sitting on it for three days, you will already notice a difference in well-being, but if you return to your previous lifestyle after the diet, the effect will not last long. Cleansing the body should be done regularly. Better one detox day, but monthly, than a 7-day fast for beauty and health, but once a year.

Five rules of detox What to eat, how to drink, how many days?

Do you feel a lack of energy, nothing pleases and you want to wrap yourself in a blanket and lie down until spring? You urgently need a detox! It will help get rid of toxins, establish and nourish the body, give vigor and lightness.As a nice bonus, you can get glowing skin and lose a few pounds.

How does it work? By sticking to a special balanced menu for several days or weeks, you give your body the opportunity not to waste efforts on food that does not provide any nutritional value. The process of cleansing cells and tissues from toxins is launched and the body has resources for recovery.

Detox is a kind of “magic cleaning”, during which broken / unnecessary cells are utilized, and new ones receive energy resources and nutrients for growth and development.

It is necessary after long holidays, during periods of vitamin deficiency (with good nutraceutical support), when the seasons change, as well as at any time when there is prolonged fatigue, excess weight, problems with tone and mood. Let’s figure out how to detox correctly – what to eat, how to drink, how many days.

What detox options are there, and why are we opposed?

Several organs are responsible for the utilization of toxic substances in our body, but the greatest burden falls on the liver, because it is with food that we most of all load the body with toxins – thickeners, stabilizers, dyes, starches, sugar, etc.This is why eating whole foods is the best thing you can do for yourself.

There are several popular but imperfect detox strategies.

Fruit detox

The tempting idea of ​​replacing meals with a kilogram of tangerines or a plate of cherries is initially doomed to failure: such a diet will not allow you to properly relieve the liver and reduce weight.

Due to a lack of protein, you will be constantly haunted by a feeling of hunger, forcing you to eat more and more often.Fructose does not induce an insulin response and the release of the hormone leptin (the hormone of satiety), so when we eat fruit, the body does not receive a signal of satiety.

That is why we can easily eat a bowl of ripe apricots or several apples at once and still want to eat.

Fruits contain a large amount of fructose, for the breakdown of which the liver is responsible (its available maximum is 10-25 g per day) – neither the brain nor the muscles can process it, therefore, “all excess” will go into fat.

This does not mean that fruits should be completely excluded from the diet, especially seasonal and local fruits that ripen not in a container, but on a branch or garden bed.

Ksenia Chernaya, nutritionist @ wellness.genetics

It is optimal to eat one or two fruits a day, but not a plate or a kilogram – two apples, a pear and a kiwi, an orange and a pear. Sweet fruits are best eaten under the cover of protein or fat to slow the absorption of fructose and lower blood glucose levels.You can add quinoa (a healthy, gluten-free cereal) to your fruit salad recipe, some greens like spinach or basil, pumpkin seeds, or flax seeds.

Juice detox

Fruit juice detox works in the same way as fruit juice detox, but due to the lack of fiber in the juices, the feeling of hunger can become even more obsessive.

In the process of juice detox (juicing), we get pure fructose, which provokes an immediate insulin response and sharp jumps in blood sugar.

Freshly squeezed juices in stylish bottles or from a juicer are undoubtedly useful, but not as a main and long-term food, it is better to include them in the diet as an addition to the detox program.

Make sure that the composition of juices and shots must contain greens and vegetables (at least 50%) and give preference to cold pressing, which retains the maximum of useful substances. Greens rich in chlorophyll and magnesium in combination with vitamins from fresh fruits will perfectly saturate cells with useful substances and microelements.

Recipe for liver detox juice from nutritionist Ksenia Chernaya, @ welness.genetics

  • Fresh beets – 1 pc.
  • Celery stalk – 6 pcs.
  • Cilantro – 1 bundle
  • Lemon – 1/2 pc.
  • Ginger – 1/2 pc.

Pass everything through a juicer and drink immediately.

The idea to cleanse the body with juices was invented by the raw foodist Jay Kordich, who was the first to talk about the benefits of such nutrition and formed a new direction – “juicing”.In the 90s. he was incredibly popular. In the moments of his appearances on television, sales of juicers skyrocketed, and fruits were bought in kilograms.

Correct pairing options

for green detox juices:

  • Spinach, apple, celery, lemon, coconut water.
  • Kiwi, fennel, basil, apple, green pepper, lime.
  • Cucumber, parsley, kale, green apple, lime.
  • Whitgrass, mint, basil, spinach, kale, lemon water.
  • Celery, spinach, basil, green apple.
  • Cilantro, green pear, green apple, kale, lemon.

Detox Smoothie

A good option for detoxifying fruits is to make fresh smoothies from them. They are easily perceived by the body, but are not absorbed instantly, like freshly squeezed juices, since they contain pulp (the main thing is to include herbs, berries and the right fats in the recipe in the form of nuts, coconut oil or avocados).

Smoothies can be supplemented with superfoods to increase nutritional value. Anything that does not cause rejection will do – bee pollen, sprouts, chlorophyll, chia or hemp seeds, which are rich in omega-3s and magnesium.

The ideal smoothie recipe is calculated from the ratio: 30% – fruits, 40% – herbs, 10% – berries, 10% – fats and 5% – water, juice, vegetable milk, 5% – additives, superfoods.

Use frozen berries (blueberries, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple), banana, frozen zucchini or fresh avocado for green smoothies as a base for a detox smoothie: they will give a thick and creamy consistency.

But in any case, staying on a detox smoothie is worth no longer than two or three days. A good option is to use a rich smoothie as a substitute for one meal of the day, such as dinner or breakfast.

Green smoothie recipe from Olga Malysheva, creator of the nutrition blog @ salatshop

  • Celery – 2 sticks
  • Fresh spinach – 1 handful
  • Lemon juice – 1 \ 3 pcs.
  • Cucumber – 1 pc.
  • Water – 1 tbsp.

Place all vegetables in a blender, add lemon juice and gradually add water and beat until thick.

Monoproduct detox

Monoproduct detox is another imperfect option that will not allow you to receive the necessary trace elements and vitamins in the required amount every day. Adhering to an apple or celery diet costs only 1-2 days and must be paired with vitamin support.

With this method of cleansing, the body loses, first of all, fiber, so on this diet we often feel bad. And the sharp exclusion of foods containing glucose (sugar) can provoke emotional stress and, as a result, food disruptions.


Autophagy or detox with the help of hunger is the most difficult variant of cleansing, which cannot be done without the supervision of a doctor.In the process of autophagy, the body gets rid of unnecessary cells, renewing existing healthy ones. But if the detoxification processes in the body are disrupted, the toxic load will greatly increase. This is a rather serious shake-up that can result in an exacerbation of various diseases.

Intermittent fasting is considered quite safe, when food intake occurs within 8 hours, and in the next 16 hours a person drinks any liquid without calories.

A short period of lack of food triggers “magic cleaning” – the processes of utilization and renewal of cells, but does not harm the mineral and vitamin balance.However, this option is not suitable for everyone (it is better to discuss it with your doctor).

Ksenia Chernaya, nutritionist @ wellness.genetics

The essence of the autophagy method consists in dividing the day into two time intervals – 16 hours of complete refusal of food, and 8 hours – “food window”. For example, if breakfast was at 10 am, then the last meal will be at 6 pm. The rest of the time you can drink herbal teas, mineral water. Such intermittent fasting improves memory and cognitive abilities, stimulates the renewal of brain neurons, slows down aging, and gives strength and energy.

Detox Dos and Don’ts?

Our body is designed very intelligently, which is why we have three phases of detoxification, and each of them is responsible for its own “stage of work” – changes in the structure of toxins by the liver enzymes, attaching a water-soluble molecule to them and excretion through detoxification systems. This is another and main reason why you cannot abruptly and for a long time switch exclusively to juices, smoothies or hunger, and you need to drink a lot of clean and correct liquid – detox is impossible without water.

In order to direct the body’s resources to detoxification, it is necessary to gradually switch to a clean diet with whole foods for a certain time and follow a few simple rules.

Five Detox Rules – What To Do:

  • Getting enough sleep – the most active work of lymph and liver in our body occurs from 10 pm to 1 am.
  • Observe the drinking regime – it is impossible to remove toxins without water (clean water, herbal teas, vegetable and berry lemonades are allowed).
  • Exclude processed, prepared and animal products.
  • Observe the intervals between meals (juices / smoothies on days of complete unloading).
  • Train in a comfortable mode.

You should not start detox if you are not mentally ready for it, as any change in your habitual diet leads to protest from the body, and you may feel unhappy.

It is important to enter the detox correctly – to eliminate industrial products and sugar gradually, replacing them with more nutritious and healthy vegetables, salads, berries, fruits.

In comprehensive wellness programs, detox lasts 21 days. This is how much time was considered necessary for cleansing the body by the Austrian nutritionist Felix Meyer, who was the first in the late 19th century to develop a detox diet system. In addition to a special menu, it included spa, massage, comfortable workouts and work with a psychologist.

If you want to invigorate the body and get a pleasant lightness, detox can be carried out for three to seven or even one day, a little more effort will be required for a program of 10-15 days, but this period has a chance to use deep cleansing at the cellular level.

The optimal amount of water is calculated from the value of approximately 30 ml of liquid per 1 kg of body weight. But everything is individual – if you feel like and can drink more during the detox, use this opportunity. On the contrary, an acute reluctance to drink can cause a strong toxic load.

Detox completely excludes milk and dairy products, sugar and sweet syrups, gluten-containing products (bread, buns, cookies), any meat delicacies, confectionery and fats of unknown composition, all packaged juices of industrial production, since they contain a huge amount of sugar, ready-made sauces and semi-finished products, sweet fruits – grapes, melons, watermelons, animal products, as well as coffee, tea and cocoa.

At first it may seem that there is almost nothing to eat on detox, but this is not so. The basis of the diet will be non-starchy vegetables, unsweetened fruits and berries, fresh juices and smoothies, herbal teas, herbs that perfectly alkalize the body, some nuts and dried fruits.

There are quite a few approved detox products. Include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and any cruciferous vegetables, celery root, parsnips, sweet potatoes, green beans, edamame beans, pumpkin, kacabki, zucchini in the diet.

Any variants of vegetable milk and products from it, various cereals and pseudo-grains – quinoa, teff, green buckwheat, spelled, amaranth, black, brown rice, chickpea paste, corn, spelled are allowed.

Use tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, radishes, avocados, herbs, seeds in salads.

It is imperative to add unrefined and raw-pressed oils, berries and a small amount of dried fruits, nuts (almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, cashews, Brazilian, etc.) to the menu.), drink herbal teas, mineral water, decoctions and infusions of herbs and berries.

There are several ways to go to detox:

  • On Your Own – You will need to create a menu, purchase fresh, organic produce and prepare meals daily.
  • Order a detox menu with ready-made meals, in which the calorie content, the combination of products, vitamins and minerals are harmoniously calculated.
  • To join the program or marfon – you will have to cook on your own, but according to certain recipes, observing the rules and conditions of the marathon.
  • Scheduling a detox retreat is the easiest option, without having to worry about the menu, nutritional value and course program.

Choosing a program and type of detox should be guided by the state of your own health, and of course, the tasks. How many days you are willing to endure – one or two or several weeks, complete a full course or occasionally, for example, once a month to do detox days, depends on your desire and willpower.

Detox Recipes from Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress and businesswoman Givnett Paltrow has been a true icon of a healthy lifestyle for many years.On her website, she shares programs for improving the body and healthy nutrition.

Several hundred thousand people go through the annual January detox with the actress. The site has a specially developed program that includes sports exercises, detox with a steam bath and sauna, a delicious balanced menu without refined sugar, white flour, alcohol, and even recommended beauty treatments.

Miss Paltrow’s detox takes place several times a year. And judging by how beautiful she looks and she says she feels, it works great.

The detox plan on the site includes a shopping list of products that are necessary for cooking, recipes and recommendations: such a good option for self-passage.

Detox: rejuvenation and cleansing of the body in 10 days

Do not think of the procedure of cleansing the body as an execution. Esmarch’s circles or convulsive spasms of an empty stomach, of course, have not yet been canceled.But it is better to take a more pleasant path and rid the body of accumulated toxins with the help of the correct nutrition system, for example, the recently popular detox.

WomanJournal.ru offers you a real detox program for 10 days. During this period, the body will be cleansed of “debris”, the metabolism will accelerate.

In addition, it is important to remember that detox promotes nutrition and cell renewal. It is not for nothing that such therapy in many clinics is also called rejuvenating.

Detox Diet: 4 food groups

The detox diet is based on the division of all foods into four groups:

  1. Refined and containing fats and synthetics. They clog the body.

  2. Food that has been heavily cooked. They do not have any harmful or beneficial effects on the body.

  3. Raw vegetables and fruits, nuts, fermented milk products. They have a positive effect on the cells of the body.

  4. Plant seeds, germinated cereals, fresh juices from raw vegetables and fruits. Concentrate vital energy and energize the body.

An important point: during detox it is necessary to exclude from the diet the consumption of products of the 1st and 2nd groups.

Detox program

Day 1–2 . In the morning on an empty stomach, drink a glass of clean non-carbonated water at room temperature. It will be great if you prepare “live water” in advance – thawed or enriched with silver ions.Add the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey to the glass.

Eat freshly squeezed vegetable or fruit juices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the day, you can drink herbal tea with honey without restrictions and eat fresh fruits in limited quantities.
3rd – 8th day . After waking up – again water with lemon and honey. Then build your daily diet in accordance with groups 3 and 4.