Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How to Plan a Detox Diet Menu

A detox diet consists of natural, organic and unprocessed food. The goal of the diet is to remove toxins from the body by providing fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. The most challenging part of planning a detox diet menu is providing enough variety and flavor so that you're willing to stick to the plan.



    Drink lots of filtered or spring water. Start each day with 2 cups. You can also drink herbal teas or leftover vegetable water with sea salt.


    Purchase a variety of fresh fruits, like oranges, pineapples, grapes, bananas, peaches and pears. Mix them up into a fruit salad, or put together a platter for breakfast or for snacks. Sprinkle the fruit with nuts, oats or wheat germ.


    Eat whole grains, like shredded wheat, oats, meusli, brown rice, buckwheat or millet for breakfast. Flavor with a few tablespoons of fruit juice or a butter and canola oil mixture. Experiment with different flavorings to find what you like.


    Consume fresh vegetables for lunch and dinner. Eat broccoli, carrots, beets, yams and dark greens. Vary the vegetables.


    Experiment with vegetable preparation. They can be steamed, used in a soup or stir-fried with olive, flaxseed or canola oil. Season with herbs, onions, sunflower and sesame seeds. Add a small portion of protein, like organic chicken, salmon, sardines and other fish.


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