Scientists are continuously looking at the relationship between diet and high incidence of chronic diseases in most modern societies. But one thing is for sure, the type of foods and drinks we consume every day contribute highly to the amount of toxic materials and substances we ingest.
Many studies have shown that detoxification is one of the most powerful treatments of any type of diseases related to diet and nutrient deficiency. Although detoxification would seem ideal, not everyone may be suitable to undergo such a program. Prior to subjecting yourself to a detox program, have your physician take a physical exam on you to assess if you’re not suffering from any chronic diseases or other health problems.
In a detox diet menu program, the primary concern is the type of food and drinks you consume within a certain period, usually lasting from 2 to 4 weeks. The main objective, of course, is to cleanse your body of waste/toxic substances and start renewal at the cell level.
To begin with your detox diet menu, drink a full 8-ounce glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juices with 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds upon waking up in the morning. For the first couple of days, you can eat fresh fruits 15 to 30 minutes prior to eating whole grains for breakfast. The whole grains may be any of brown rice, rice cereals, rice pasta, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, etc. Another alternative is to eat a smoothie made with any fruit, rice milk and rice protein powder.
For mid-morning snack, sip 1-2 cups of vegetable broth left over after steaming your meals, any fresh fruit juice (apple, lemon), celery sticks and humus.
For your lunchtime detox diet menu, you could treat yourself to a vegetable soup consisting of vegetable stock and your choice of vegetables, bowl or two of steamed vegetables making sure you include a variety of roots, greens, and stem, as well as applesauce. And always remember to chew them well.
Have a fresh fruit for mid-afternoon snack while your detox diet menu for dinner may be similar to your lunch meal only that you can experiment on eating other varieties of vegetables. In addition, you can prepare curried lentils on quinoa, vegetable salad made of cucumber, lettuce and other greens, red peppers, salad dressing (garlic, lemon juice and olive oil). Having a variety of fruits and vegetables help you get adequate amounts of nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E known to effectively ward of free radicals and many types of toxins.