Forget Junk Food – Eat Right With a Detox Diet September 5, 2011 By: revoe 0 Forget Junk Food – Eat Right With a Detox Diet Article by Frank Shepard Many people subscribe to the thinking that they can go out and eat junk or drink tons of alcohol, and live any way they want and they can always fall back on a “rescue” device like detox diets, to purge their decadent habits. But this is somewhat foolhardy thinking, as the stress of all that back and forth bingeing and purging ultimately does more harm than the purging phase can well make up for. It is always a good rule of thumb to stay with a particular dieting path once chosen. Will power must win out over the temptation of processed foods and excessive eating and drinking habits. If recipes for detox diet are to have anything other than a limited affect on your body the toxins entering your body need to slow down to have a maximum efficiency. If I Can’t Eat Junk Food, What Should I Eat On My Detox Diet? Traditional detox diets call for a strict regimen of high-fiber vegetables, such as lima beans and Brussels sprouts, along with large amounts of filtered water. This means creating delicious recipes for detox diets requires a healthy dose of creativity. The reason most people lack the vital nutrients they need for natural detoxification is simply because most of these nutrients are found in foods that are not appealing to the palate. If you don’t like to eat fiber rich vegetables like Brussels sprouts normally, it may become difficult to stick to a detox diet. Fortunately, there are countless new recipes for detox diets, which combine the healthy and nutrient laden foods needed for detoxification with more appetizing ingredients. Other acceptable and suggested components of these recipes include: nuts, fish, brown rice, whole grains, and anything that acts as an alimentary flush of the system. No processed foods are allowed, and meat is generally discouraged. Other toxins to avoid include sweets, chocolate, alcohol, and caffeine. Be aware that some detox diet recipes call for certain teas and coffee but these beverages do not include caffeine. Decaffeinated herbal teas are always an acceptable part of detox diet recipes. These drinks are effective not only for purposes of detoxification, but for relaxation as well. Do Not Forget About Smoothies Another great way to enjoy a home detox recipe is by making smoothies. A breakfast smoothie is a tasty way to get protein and nutrients (and any other super foods or additives you want to put in) at the start of your day. This is also a good liquid alternative to solid or cooked foods, which can and will impede the detoxification process. This is not to say you cannot have a small amount of cooked and solid foods on most detox diets, though the ideal detox diet includes mostly raw fruits and vegetables as the bulk of edible content. About the Author Frank Shepard is a prominent voice and writer about natural, healthy options of body detox and detox diets. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share Share on Digg Share Tag: Detox Diet Food Forget Junk Right Previous post Summer Master Cleanse Detox Diet Next post Benefits Of A Master Cleanse Detox Diet Related articles Read more > Lemonade Diet Plan Read more > Cleanse Lemonade Diet Read more > The healthy fasting diet Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.