Detox diets has become popular in recent years and many of which can help us regain vitality, and improve our overall health. You would know when you need a detox, especially when you encounter regular symptoms of abdominal pain, difficulties in intestinal transit, feeling heavy, poor digestion, migraines etc.
It is important to recognize these signs and pay attention to them since, surely, our body is asking us for a change in diet and lifestyle. Changing our diet only means adding foods that offer us great nutritional value, thanks to their vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients. So what are these foods, and what’s a good example menu to get started.
14 Day Detox Diet
So that you can have a wide variety of dishes and make the choices that best suit your tastes, we are going to propose a series of dishes with detox foods. It’s important that you complement the menu with a nutritious breakfast of your choice, and incorporate detox foods whenever you get hanger pangs.
Lentil salad with brown rice
Broccoli with potato
Omelette with mushrooms
Cold carrot soup
Grilled monkfish with zucchini
Salad with tomato, avocado, arugula and flax seeds
Grilled salmon with brown rice
French omelette with zucchini
Grilled tuna with mushrooms
Tomato cucumber and avocado salad
Radish, lettuce, arugula and tomato salad
Potato with peas
2 pineapple slices
Tomato salad with brown rice and zucchini
Spinach with prawns
Julienne vegetable soup
Grilled mushrooms sauteed with garlic
Grilled chicken with sliced tomato
Chickpea salad with tomato, avocado, arugula and chia seeds
Soy yogurt 0%
Potato and pumpkin omelette
Slice of melon
1 slice of steamed salmon
Scrambled egg with asparagus and garlic
Bowl of strawberries
Salad of escarole and pomegranate
Grilled chicken breast with brown rice
Bowl of vegetable soup
Lettuce, tuna, arugula and tomato salad
Through this diet, the aim is to offer relief to the liver, which is usually the organ most overloaded by a poor diet or bad eating habits. This diet promotes good liver function, helping us to purify our body.
Good practices to help your detox
Beyond everything, it is important to get an adequate rest, and include proteins and vitamins in your daily diet. You should also avoid the following foods: gluten, wheat, dairy products and sugar.
On the other hand, you need to increase your intake of raw fruits and vegetables, brown rice, dried fruits, and olive oil. Fill your refrigerator with healthy foods, and then hunt for recipes that are delicious too.
Vegetables and fruits: consume raw whenever possible. Purifying properties are especially attributed to red and green vegetables, such as celery, onion, tomato, artichoke, arugula, lettuce, cauliflower and broccoli; as well as carrots and seaweed. The most cleansing fruits are grapefruit and lemon.
Detox Juices: these are a great source of nutrients, allowing us to take the combination of vegetables that we most want after meals.
Tofu, made with soybeans, is similar to fresh cheese and is more beneficial and cleansing than any dairy. It is also easy to incorporate into any dish, such as salads, with rice, meat or vegetables.
Regarding liquids, it is not recommended to consume coffee, milk, soda, alcohol, soft and energy drinks during your detox regimen.
Green tea, natural smoothies and homemade juices are highly recommended as a substitute.
Lastly, it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, to drink adequate amounts of fluids, especially water (3 liters of water per day).
With the 14-day detox menu, your health will drastically improve into a better diet and lifestyle. Even better, you can accomplish this without giving up on delicious recipes that you’ll be making for years to come.