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.
- Milk products (except ½ cup unsweetened curd)
- Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners
- Grains: wheat (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta), barley, oats, and rice
- Dried fruit
- 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.