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We clearly need as many anti-oxidants as we can get! One of best place to find them is in fresh fruit and vegetables and that is why these foods are vital for detoxification. Many nutrients are destroyed by cooking and that is why raw food is much more effective as a source of health and forms core of a healthy diet plan.
Raw food and fresh juices have remarkable cleansing and regenerating effect on entire system, as they retain all their nutrients, which might get destroyed while processing and cooking.
Juices, both fruit and vegetable are essential part of whole process. Besides they are easily assimilated by body and contain all nutrients present in raw fruits and vegetables.
You can also choose from a wide range of delicious soups and salads. Try to incorporate these eating habits into your daily diet. You can eat as much as you want of salad and soup meals. Remember to snack on as much fruit as you want during day, as well as having at least two fresh juices daily, herb teas and of course, lots of water.
The detox diet helps to cleanse your system! The plan begins with a juice fast, which eliminates toxins at a very low level, and then continues with a highly nutritious food that promotes cellular renewal.
The diet might last for 2-4 weeks. By fourth week you will be on your way to establish a healthy diet for future. Below is an example of what a detox diet, might look like to begin with:-
The first two days:-
Breakfast: Natural yogurt with seeds. Apple and carrot juice.
Mid Morning: Apple
Lunch: As much salad as you like made from any of following raw ingredients-cucumber, peppers, radishes, sprung onion, any kind of salad leaves.
Mid afternoon: Apple
Supper: As much as fruit salad you like made from fresh fruits with orange or apple juice as sweetener.
You might drink plenty of water and herb tea throughout day.
NOTE: Do not begin on a detox diet without prior permission of your doctors if you are suffering from any health symptoms or condition.
Article by Dr. U. Mahlothra (Nutritionist) and updated on 20th December, 2001