The amount of research is growing that helps support the idea of using a detox diet to eliminate toxins and unhealthy substances from your body. It’s becoming clear that key dietary changes, and specific foods and supplements, can help to reduce the amount of toxins you’re ingesting, and optimize your body’s natural detoxing processes. If you want to feel revitalized and re-energized, try this full day’s worth of delicious, powerful detox meals.
If you’re curious about the research, be sure you check out our previous articles! We have recently posted articles with the latest research into the benefits of detoxing and if you missed them, catch them here: What are the benefits of detoxing to immune system health? and Detox Diet 101: Science-Backed Methods to Support Full Body Detoxing.
1. Breakfast: Greek Yogurt Smoothie
Don’t let a time crunch keep you from starting your day on the right foot! This detox meal takes just seconds to prepare, is exceptionally high in protein (so you can avoid those snack cravings that often hit you in the middle of the morning!), and more importantly, it’s very rich in probiotics. These friendly, healthy bacteria boost your gut health, while the fiber in the fruit and oats enhance your digestion for better toxin elimination.
1 cup whole frozen strawberries
1 medium ripe banana
¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (or a vegan alternative)
2 tablespoons oatmeal
1 tablespoon nut butter of your choice
A handful of ice cubes
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Lunch: Broccoli Stir Fry
Broccoli, onions and garlic are all very rich in sulfur compounds. Not only does sulfur help your body to eliminate heavy, toxic metals such as cadmium, but sulfur also helps your body to produce glutathione, an antioxidant that helps optimize the natural detoxing process. Finally, the ginger adds exotic layers of flavor while also helping you to reduce inflammation in your body.
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 cup soup stock (chicken stock, beef stock, or you can use vegetable stock if you’re plant-based)
1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
Olive oil or the plant oil of your choice
1 pound broccoli florets, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 sweet onion, diced
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
In a frying pan, toast the sesame seeds for a few minutes until fragrant and golden-brown.
In a mixing bowl, combine the sesame oil, soup stock and soy sauce.
In a second frying pan, saute the onions in olive oil (or your favorite plant oil) for five minutes or until translucent, then add the broccoli, garlic and ginger. Stir constantly until the broccoli is tender.
Pour in the stir fry sauce and enjoy with a pinch of toasted sesame seeds on top!
3. Dinner: Roasted Kale and Squash
When you are exposed to harmful substances that damage your cells, whether it’s air pollution or an unhealthy diet, free radicals are released in your body. Eating a diet that’s very high in antioxidants is the best way to zap these free radicals, neutralize their effects, protect against cellular damage and ensure your body is best equipped to handle toxin exposure. And kale is one of the most nutritious, antioxidant-rich greens on earth.
Olive oil or the oil of your choice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
1 zucchini, diced
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
2 cups kale, chopped and packed densely
2 cups parsley, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is heating, mix the spices together with a splash of olive oil, then toss in the zucchini and squash. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
Layer the marinated veggies on a baking sheet in a single layer, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, mix/flip, then return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the squash has softened.
While the veggies are baking, prepare the quinoa by combining 1 cup of the grains with 2 cups of water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes
To plate this dinner, mix the roasted veggies with the cooked quinoa, then toss with all the other ingredients and enjoy hot.
Support Your Detox Diet
Each of these delicious recipes contain active compounds that support your natural detox processes, and take the burden off of your system so your body can support other important processes, such as as your immune system. But diet is just the start. If you want to further support your immune system beyond your dietary choices, BioPro-Plus 500 offers immune- and detox-enhancing ingredients like thymic proteins, zinc and silver. This bio-identical protein supplement helps your body to better identify disease, a function that for most of us deteriorates with age in order to help you rid it from your body. Read more about this 100% natural immune supplement by clicking here.
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