Detox & What to Eat After Detoxing
For help recalibrating your eating and getting back on course, consider including the following detox foods in your diet.
Whole Non-GMO “Ancient Grains” & Complex Carbs (not white)
Everyone has their go-to carbs (often pasta and bread), but this is a good time to experiment and try other sources of whole grains and complex carbs, such as:
Health Oils (Fats)
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (for heating or frying) & EV Olive Oil (Not to use for frying or cooking).
If you're cooking with oil, try to use high-quality, unrefined oils, such as:
Unpasteurized Dairy and Dairy Substitutes
Eating Pasteurized Dairy (HEAT- ALTERED & from cows fed GMO grains (with loads of “Dead Bacteria” is a bit like eating a PB&J sandwich on MOLDY BREAD.
In general, it's a good idea to use your thirst to guide how much you drink, although some people have conditions that may require them to drink more or less. Limit alcohol (to tased only). Limit Coffee intake substituted “Yerba Mate” for ENERGY, mental clarity-focus, swapping in herbal, green, or white tea.
Converted from “Chex Mix" (now heavily GMO) to Non-GMO Gluten-free Snack Mix
Chex Mix Recipe - “Converted” to Non-GMO Ancient Grains & Raw Nuts (not roasted) & Whole Seeds (not ground)
Fresh and dried herbs and spices can make any meal more flavorful, without adding sugar or white salt. Chop some fresh herbs such as basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, or thyme.
Spices include allspice, anise, caraway seeds, cardamom, celery seeds, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, saffron, tamarind, or turmeric.
Detox diets differ on the question of whether to include animal protein. If you're going to eat it, consider the following options:
Free Range & not Trucked to Market or Fed GMO Grain
A Word From Verywell
It’s not about depriving yourself, skipping meals, or going on an overly restrictive juice cleanse. The ultimate goal is to make these healthful and tasty foods a part of your everyday routine, and to make positive lifestyle changes that will last even after the detox diet is over.
Use it as a time to experiment with new recipes and cooking methods. You may discover, for instance, that spaghetti squash isn't much harder to prepare than white pasta, roasted cauliflower can be a satisfying snack if seasoned with herbs and sea salt, or that there are delicious milk alternatives like almond or macadamia nut milk.