Removal of toxic substances from a living organism

Detoxfication is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism which is mainly carried out by the liver.
Detoxing can do more than make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow – it can boost energy levels, improve digestion and help shift a few unwanted kilos too.

Foods to avoid
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Milk products (except ½ cup unsweetened curd)
  • Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners
  • Coffee
  • Grains: wheat (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta), barley, oats, and rice
  • Dried fruit
Foods to enjoy
  • Fruit: any and all fresh fruit (no juices, salt or chaat masala to be added)
  • Vegetables: any and all fresh vegetables
  • Lemon water with greens like mint (no salt)
  • Fish: fresh, lean red meat, chicken (without the skin baked or tandoor). Limit to two serves per week.
  • Legumes: dried or sprouts such as kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils
  • Egg white
  • Nuts: raw unsalted almonds, walnuts
  • Seeds: raw unsalted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • Green tea, coffee green beans, weak black tea (decaffeinated)
  • Water: three to four liters per day

Note: Don’t detox if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, elderly, have high blood pressure, are underweight or against your health practitioner’s recommendation.