The Vegan Detox Diet

The Vegan Detox Diet

Following a vegan detox diet, such as Master Cleanse, is recommended both for eliminating the toxins from your body and for losing the extra pounds. Animal products may include in their composition such contaminants as pesticides, insecticides, and even heavy metals. Colon cleansing will help you to filter these toxins.

The Premise: A typical vegan detox diet is based on fruits, fruit juices, and tea. These foods are rich in antioxidants, which will help fight free radicals. Fruits also contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The latter is particularly helpful for improving digestion and cleaning the colon.

The Diet: It is best to spread the meals throughout the entire day. Even though a vegan detox diet is commonly based on fruits and vegetables, you are free to add other detox diet recipes that you may like. The following menu is a good example of a vegan detox diet.

Breakfast

  • Fresh fruit salad
  • 1/2 papaya, seeded and sliced
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 1/2 cup raspberries or strawberries
  • 6 grapes
  • 6 Tbsp. unsweetened fruit juice
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup (optional)

Mid-morning

  • 1 cup nettle tea

Lunch

  • 1/4 melon
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • 1 cup pineapple, chunked
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 6 grapes
  • 6 Tbsp. unsweetened fruit juice

Mid-afternoon

  • 1 cup thyme tea

Dinner

  • 1/2 papaya
  • 1 mango

After-dinner

  • 1 cup chamomile tea

What to get excited over: Detoxification is only one of the health benefits brought by such a diet. The vitamins and minerals contained by these foods will improve your immune system, while the antioxidants will boost your energy levels and protect your cells from free radicals. Fiber will push out the waste from the colon, along with sodium and other toxins.

Things to consider: Meat-eaters may experience problems when starting a vegan detox diet, so consulting a doctor is recommendable. Vitamin intake needs to be monitored, as vegans may sometimes miss nutrients. Also, the Master Cleanse diet needs to be followed for a minimum of 10 days.

Verdict: After consuming unhealthy food for a long period of time, a junk food detox diet will prove beneficial. While Master Cleanse should not be followed for more than 45 days, other vegan detox diets can become a steady part of your life.

4 Comments

  1. Mary

    Can you please inform me about the following? It’s been one week that I have been trying the vegan lifestyle – no dairy, eggs, meat, fish or poultry. While the body is making adjustments to this new way of eating, does it cause foul smelling touts or gases? Thanks so much.
    M.

  2. Crystal

    Mary,
    Oh yes it does! Its just the body adjusting. Once you have done this for awhile the gasous side effects will subside.

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