If your 2016 resolutions include starting healthier habits, a detoxification program may well be part of your plan. To achieve the greatest success there are certain foods you should avoid during any detox program. Below are the foods to avoid and some healthier alternatives.
Refined sugar, including sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and dextrose containing products.
Stevia and Agave are healthier options. Fruits and fresh fruit juices are preferred.
Instead of snacking on chips, candy and cookies, try to snack on nuts and seeds as a healthier source. Alkalinizing suggestions include sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds and cashews.
Instead of ready-made dressings, apple cider vinegar and olive oil with lemon are healthier choices.
Refined flour products
Avoid doughnuts, cakes and cookies, white rice and pasta. Wheat and other gluten containing grains in general are hard to digest and should be minimized. Grasses like Quinoa and amaranth and brown rice are healthier options.
Red meat and dairy products
Milk, butter and other dairy products should be kept to a minimum. For many people, cow dairy is difficult to digest and can impede the process of detoxification.
Red meat can be fattening and add to the toxic load. Better protein sources include fish, beans and legumes.
Caffeine & Alcohol
Coffee, both regular and decaffeinated, black tea, sodas and other drinks containing caffeine should be avoided. Green tea, ginger tea and herbal teas are good substitutes for coffee.
It is essential that you stay well hydrated during the complete detox process. Drinking pure water all day long is recommended. Squeezing lemon or lime is a simple alkalinizing addition.
High amounts of table salt
Sea salt is healthier choice.