Detox Diet Plan
You ask, we listen to requests for a simple detox plan online . We’ve compiled top tips and ingredients to inspire. Starting each morning with two large glasses of pure water is a great start. Hydration is key to flush out toxins! Drinking room temperature water or matcha tea in the morning kickstarts our metabolism and helps our body perform at its best. Cinnamon improves the insulin secretion, stabilises the blood sugar levels and increase the glucose metabolism. These all boost a healthy weight loss plan.
Simple Healthy Meals
What to include:
Soups – for more recipes like this request our 10min meal packages
Low sugar Juices packed with raw green salad leaves that DON’T interfere with your health goals
non processed snacks like oat cakes or ryvita crakers
simple fats like avocado or heavy metal-free, plant based shakes
Miso soup, sauerkraut and other gut friendly fermented foods
What to exclude:
Processed foods including packaged noodle soups, potato chips, biscuits, cakes
Processed foods including baked good made with refined flour
Processed food including cured meats and cheeses
Processed dairy and wheat
Fizzy drinks and squash including those made with sugar substitutes
The body’s own detox system. Our natural detox diet plan. We tend to forget that our body is equipped with a detoxification system of its own, including the following:
The skin. Toxins are not eliminated in perspiration. Our dynamic skin is our body’s largest organ, responding to internal & external factors. It provides a barrier against harmful substances, from bacteria and viruses to heavy metals and chemical toxins.
The respiratory system. Fine hairs inside the nose trap dirt and other large particles that may be inhaled. Smaller particles that make it to the lungs are expelled from the airways in mucus.
The immune system. This exquisitely orchestrated network of cells and molecules is designed to recognise foreign substances and eliminate them from the body. Components of the immune system are at work in blood plasma, in lymph and even in the small spaces between cells.
The intestines. Peyer’s patches — lymph nodes in the small intestine — screen out parasites and other foreign substances before nutrients are absorbed into the blood from the colon.
The liver. As the body’s principal filter, the liver produces a family of proteins called metallothioneins. These are also found in the kidneys. Metallothioneins metabolise dietary nutrients like copper and zinc but also neutralise harmful metals like lead, cadmium and mercury to prepare for their elimination from the body. Liver cells also produce groups of enzymes that regulate the metabolism of drugs. This is an important part of the body’s defense against harmful chemicals and other toxins.
The kidneys. Our kidneys efficiently filter out waste substances and move them out of the body. So we need to optimise their function throughout our detox diet plan. Cupping massage can help with this
Dandelion (Herba Taraxaei) Dandelion, often known to the general public as a pesky weed. However, it’s been know for centuries in natural medicine for its many benefits. It helps the stomach and liver functions, and has an effect on reducing swelling and sores. Dandelion is credited with an anti-inflammatory action and decreasing the size of abscesses. We can add dandelion and the following roots to our detox diet plan.
Dandelion contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants and phytonutrients, that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.
Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion. It stimulates appetite and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It can increase the release of stomach acid and bile to aid digestion, especially of fats.
This weed-like superfood is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine production. In French it is called pissenlit, which translates roughly to wet the bed. This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system too. Dandelion also replaces some of the potassium lost in the process.
Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance. It also increases the release of bile.