Food & DrinkFebruary 23, 2012 at 5:43 am

Detox: Rules and Restrictions

Fruits
- fresh or frozen fruits
- unsweetened, natural juice
- dried fruit – unsweetened, in limited amounts, such as cranberries, dates, raisins, goji berries

Vegetables
- Vegetables thought to be particularly good detox foods include broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, and dark leafy greens such as kale, collard greens, and swiss chard
- sea vegetables, including kelp, nori sheets, wakame
- corn – avoid corn as it is acid-forming

Grains and Starches
- rice, especially brown rice
- quinoa
- buckwheat
- millet
- amaranth
- wild rice
- oats

Beans and Legumes
- split yellow and green peas
- lentils
- adzuki beans

Nuts and Seeds
- almonds
- cashews
- walnuts
- sunflower seeds
- pumpkin seeds
- sesame seeds
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds, hemp nuts
- coconut, especially young coconuts
- tahini

Oils
- cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil
- hemp oil
- flax oil
- chia oil
- almond oil
- avocado oil
- coconut oil

Beverages
“milks” made from allowed foods, such as rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk
- coconut milk – except canned coconut milk
- water
- herbal teas
- green tea
- lemon water
- unsweetened juice made from allowed fruits and vegetables

Sweeteners
- brown rice syrup
- erythritol
- stevia
- real maple syrup
- raw honey
- black strap molasses

Condiments
- apple cider vinegar
- Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- miso – small amounts
- black olives
- lemons and limes
- fresh and dried herbs and spices
- cacao powder and cacao nibs
- carob powder
- sea salt
- mustard

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