Did you know that there is no purpose served by your detox diet if it is not life long?
Several people think detox diet is a regimen to be followed for a month or two. This is wrong thinking. Detox diet should be an eating practice followed everyday for a life time.
Are you shocked at the prospect of eating lettuce and grated carrots for the rest of your life?
“Advertising is a ten billion dollar a year misunderstanding with public”-Chester L. Posey
The misunderstanding about detox diet recipes is a result of the various quick fix techniques employed by more dieting plans advocated by weight loss industry which spends millions on advertisement.
The True Blue Detox Diet Recipe
Let me clarify on what a detox diet (mistakenly called raw food diet) should consist of. You will find that it is way more tasty and filling than any restricted raw food diet you are up to.
- You can take this as a free daily diet plan, you are welcome.
- Start your morning with a big glass of fresh fruit juice (any fruit would do)
- Keep eating fruits every time you feel hungry till noon
- Have what you feel like for lunch but with a plate of vegetable salad
- Don’t take any fruits before, after or during a meal
- Its best to skip eating fruits for the rest of day
- Have what you like for dinner but with a huge plate of vegetable salad
That’s it! This is your detox diet.
Do you find anything repulsive about it. Does the thought of having juicy fruits daily in the morning feel like bore? As far as I know, everyone just loves fruit.
Transition to raw diet only in the morning
That’s all that you need to change. Make sure you have raw fruits, fruit juices or a fruit salad in the morning. Don’t mix vegetables and fruits, there is a reason why I say this. Don’t mix cooked food and fruits ever, that’s extremely bad for digestion of fruits.
Transition to a raw food diet has never been so easy especially since you need to do it only in the morning and you get to eat your fill of juicy fruits. Its not a raw food diet at all just healthy food. Talk about double advantage on a detox diet.
Just remember the following important points:
- Take only fruits till noon
- Never mix fruits with vegetables
- Don’t eat fruits before, after and during a meal
- Eat fruit only after 2 hours of a vegetarian meal or 5 hours after a non-vegetarian meal
Compare this with what normal raw food diets consist of. Most people I have know take raw fruits and vegetable together, which is a mistake.
What you did not know about fruits
Fruits don’t need to be digested.
Yeah, that’s a fact. Fruits go to the stomach and from there they more to the intestines within 10-20 minutes at a maximum. The only exception would be bananas and dry fruits which usually take around 45 minutes to an hour.
A detox diet recipe consisting of a vegetable and fruit mixed salad is all wrong because vegetable need to be digested for 2 hours while fruits require no digestion. Mixing them would cause the fruit to stay in the stomach with the vegetable for 2 hours and get fermented.
When you take fruits you should allow a period of 20 minutes before taking any other cooked food or vegetable.
When you have cooked food you should allow a period of 2 hours (if its vegetarian food) or 5 hours (if its non vegetarian food) before taking fruits. If you take fruits with cooked food it will stay in the stomach while the cooked food is digested. Any fruit will start going stale in a hour’s time.
Can you imagine what happens to the fruit that stayed in your stomach for 5 hours?
It will be completely fermented. This fermentation is similar to alcohol and does damage to your liver. To top it all there is no nutritional value left in the fruit after fermentation as it is considered to be a toxin and is immediately discard.
Hassle free, daily diet plans
If you are in a hurry to reach office it might be difficult to munch on fruit salad, instead just have a huge glass of thick fruit juice like a banana, apple or mixed fruit.
Banana takes around 45 minutes to be digested and hence will stay in your stomach longer, so you will not feel hungry. In the office make sure you have fruit juices during your coffee break, almost all cafeteria serve fresh fruit.
Just make sure you don’t add any sugar or milk to the fruit juice. It should be pure and natural fruit juice.