Fruit Cleanse - Diets
During an intense, full body cleanse, the goal with your diet is simple: it's to minimize the workload on your digestive organs while supplying your body with enough energy to carry out its everyday activities. Cleansing is performed primarily by your body's self-regulated cleansing mechanisms, not by the nutrients in the foods that you eat.
Vegetables, fruits, and their juices are excellent food choices for an intense, full body cleanse for the following reasons:
For most people, vegetables and fruits are extremely easy to digest.
Vegetables and fruits are naturally rich in water; staying hydrated is an essential requirement for an intense, full body cleanse.
For the vast majority of people, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and all cooked animal foods are harder to digest than vegetables and fruits. So for an intense period of cleansing, it's best to avoid everything but vegetables, fruits, their juices, and water.
How to Prepare for an Intense, Full Body Cleanse
Before beginning, it's ideal to take a week or at least a few days to taper your intake of the following:
- Sugar and other sweeteners
- All animal foods, including dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, chicken, beef, pork, and all other flesh meats
These foods put significant strain on your digestive organs, and avoiding them "cold turkey" can sometimes create withdrawal symptoms that are too powerful for some people to tolerate.
It's fine to eat grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds right up until the day before you begin your intense period of detox - these foods are rich in fiber, and their remains should move through your digestive tract without too much difficulty during your intense cleanse.
If you don't wish to spend up to a week to taper your intake of the foods listed above, it's fine to begin right away; just be aware that you may experience highly uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal, like strong headaches, lightheadedness, and nausea.
Other than tapering the foods-to-avoid during your cleanse, all that remains during the preparatory phase is to make sure that your kitchen is well stocked with vegetables and fruits that you enjoy.
Here is a list of vegetables and fruits that can be used for a highly effective cleanse:
- Dark green, leafy lettuce (romaine, red leaf, green leaf)
- Red beets (one or two will last a week)
- Bell peppers
- Yukon gold or new potatoes
- Sweet potatoes or yams
- Acorn or butternut squash
- Oranges and grapefruit
- Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, goji berries, and any other berries that you enjoy
- Any other fruits or vegetables that you enjoy raw or juiced
Clearly, it's best to choose fruits and vegetables that are in season. Organic varieties are best, but my experience has been that non-organic produce can also be used to experience an intense period of detox.
Regarding liquids: Have on hand plenty of water that you feel comfortable drinking. When weighed against all of the moment-to-moment dietary and lifestyle factors that affect your health, so long as your water isn't intentionally poisoned, even municipal tap water can be used to experience a highly effective cleanse.
It's fine to drink warm or hot water.
It's also fine to use sparkling mineral water as you desire, although you should mainly drink "still" water during your cleanse.
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FRUIT is healthy. It's cleansing2006-08-11 07:22:39 by mam-o-gram
The poster did not ask for a diet. She said she feels bloated. She needs to cleanse. Fruit is cleansing. Fruit is NOT evil. Fruit has sugear yes but that doesn't mean it should be avoided unless the person eating it has serious problems with sugar.
Honestly where do people get these ideas that fruit is bad? My God. People in this country don't eat enough fruit. If they did, they wouldn't be so full of shit.
Re: Fruit Diet is it a good idea2005-08-23 13:51:45 by innerd
If you are going to cleanse your insides (ie. digestive tract), the best way to do so is lay off anything except for fruits and veggies. Preferrably, for two weeks. Note, that means no processed sugar, no dairy, no meat, no wheat. All of these items are hard on your system to digest, so giving your body a break from processing these for 2 wks. really can boost your metabolism, clean out your intestines and clean up your skin. Also, the easiest way for your body is to take in liquids, so if you can drink juices that is good too (like Odwalla or anything natural, w/out sugar or honey). Drink some water w/ lemon juice in the am, it helps everything out of your body too
Cleanse/diet2008-01-14 10:49:20 by pleasedontsolicit
You eat as much soup as you can, plus fruit on day one, veggies day two, both day three plus a baked potato. Otherwise, no potato any other days. Day 4 is bananas and skim milk and I can't remember the rest. It's a seven day diet. I lost ten pounds the last time I did it and I have about 15 to lose this time.
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