Detox Diet Plan

Detox diet planDetoxification claims to rids the body of “toxins” and using a detox diet plan is a way to achieve this. Detoxing usually includes one or more methods of: dieting, fasting, consuming exclusively, or avoiding specific foods (most commonly fats, carbs, fruit, vegetables, juices, herbs or water).

Due to the healthy low calorie foods consumed and the resultant better functioning of the digestive system (though the latter may only be apparent over the long term) weight loss is an inevitable result.

There are a number of detox diets available, detox diet being a generic term.

Detox Foods 

So the question you are asking is what can I eat on a detox diet? Food is taken from the following groups in any amount and at any time for most detox diets. Most of these foods can be delivered to you direct from


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


  • particularly good detox foods are broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, and dark leafy greens such as kale
  • sea vegetables such as kelp, nori sheets and wakame

Grains and Starches

  • rice and brown rice in particular
  • quinoa
  • buckwheat
  • millet
  • wild rice
  • oats
  • whole grains are preferred

Beans and Legumes

  • split yellow and green peas
  • lentils
  • adzuki beans

Detoxing products

Nuts and Seeds

  • almonds
  • cashews
  • walnuts
  • seeds: pumpkin, sesame, chia, hemp
  • hemp nuts
  • coconut
  • tahini
  • certain nut and butters
  • peanuts and peanut butter – usually not recommended

Nuts and seeds should be unsalted. Oils

  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • hemp oil
  • flax oil
  • almond oil
  • coconut oil
  • safflower, sesame, and sunflower oils are limited


  • “milks” from allowed foods: rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk
  • coconut milk but no canned coconut milk
  • water
  • herbal teas
  • green tea
  • lemon water
  • unsweetened juice from allowed fruits and vegetables
  • mineral or seltzer water – in limited amounts


  • brown rice syrup
  • stevia
  • maple syrup
  • raw honey
  • black strap molasses

natural detoxCondiments

  • apple cider vinegar
  • miso
  • black olives
  • lemons and limes
  • fresh and dried herbs and spices
  • cacao powder and nibs
  • carob powder
  • sea salt
  • mustard

Animal Protein Detox diets differ on the question of whether to include animal protein. If included they may be:

  • organic turkey or chicken
  • wild, cold-water fish such as salmon
  • lamb
  • wild game such as venison

How much weight can I lose with on a detox diet?

Average is 10 pounds in 7 days. The Martha Vineyard version promotes 21 pounds in 21 days-see below

How does a detox diet plan work?

A detox diet is a short-term diet: usually 3 to 21 days focusing on removing toxins from the body. Detox diets allows our bodies to focus on self-healing with the aims of overall obtaining benefits to health including to raise energy levels, support digestive health, clear headaches, remove bloating, improve concentration and mood and prevent premature aging and disease. Due to the low calorie foods typically consumed  side effect is weight loss.

Our review of detox diet plans

Healthy diet plan option but for the short term only as prolonged use can lead to deficiencies in nutrition. Can be uncomfortable fro the initial few days as your body cleanses itself but afterwards the energy level raise an weight loss makes for a feel good factor.

Detoxing pros

  • Rapid initial weight loss
  • Unlimited food to eat in most diet plan variations

Detox cons

  • Limited choice of food groups most usually fruit and vegetables are the detox diet basis
  • Limited use only

Detox Diet Aids

Popular products for aiding detox plans include Acai Berry, Raspberry Ketone and Detox Plus Colon Cleanse.

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