This menu is another really useful guide if you’re considering attempting a general detox.
My herbal plan similarly follows this in the pre-cleanse phase for the first 2 weeks (with additional doses of psyllium fibre ‘shots’ twice per day). The two weeks following this, my regime is quite more diligent and precisely monitored. I’m on Day 8 and well 1/2way through the pre-cleanse! In a few days i can start to add liquid clay to my twice daily shots. YuM!
A Detox Menu
Knowing what foods are good for you and which ones to avoid during your detox is all well and good, but if you don’t know how to put them together into a coherent meal plan for just one day, then you’re not going to have much chance of lasting throughout your whole detox programme. So at Videojug we’ve come up with a few ideas of how to construct a healthy 24 hour meal plan.
The first thing you should do each morning upon waking is have an immune system boosting glass of warm water with half a lemon squeezed into it. Not only is it packed with Vitamin C but it also is believed to lower cholesterol.
Wheat products are to be avoided during your detox, this will rule out regular cereals and toast as breakfast options. However, you can easily make your own Muesli with a combination of rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts and dried fruit. Remember to use Soya or Goats milk, as this is more easily digested and triggers less mucus production than Cows milk.
Salads make an excellent healthy lunch and can be taken to work easily. Try to use darker leaf salads as these are generally more nutritious, with Romaine and Watercress having 2-4 times more calcium and twice the amount of potassium than iceberg lettuce. Just remember to use organic ingredients wherever possible and to wash them all thoroughly.
There are lots of options when it comes to what you can have for an evening meal. Risotto’s made with wholegrain rice; vegetable and bean casserole’s; and Lentil curries are all delicious options that take very little preparation. Using fresh spices and seasoning will also help the detoxification process, with things like basil and ginger aiding the digestive process, whilst garlic helps to lower blood cholesterol. Fish meals can also be incredibly nutritious and a superb source of protein with Sole, Salmon and Tuna all lending themselves to a variety of dishes.
All sorts of nutritious produce can be eaten as snacks throughout the day. Celery and carrot sticks can be combined with a homemade hummus or guacamole dip, nuts and dried fruits are full of fibre, protein and vitamins, and fresh fruit is both filling and nutritious!