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4 Foods to Avoid During Detox

Everyday, we get busier and it gets harder to keep track of our food intake.

To get your eating habits back on track, you will want to start with a detox to cleanse your body of harmful toxins. You can start with cutting back on refined sugar, meat and other animal products, alcohol, etc.

You can also get on a juice cleanse to kick start the detoxification process.

It's important to know which category of food to avoid during the detoxing stage in other to balance your body's natural health.

You can improve your health with this following food when its time to detox.

4 Foods to Avoid During Detox

1. Red Meats and Toxic Proteins

Red meats are saturated with a lot of fats, which causes heart diseases. According to this Science Daily articlehigh saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, new findings also suggests that a subgroup of the South and North American population may be at heightened risk for a different reason -- a food allergen.

Fast foods and cured lunch meats are very dangerous to your health because nitrites and nitrates , used for preservation of food and colour, are usually found in red meat.

It's best for you to roast or cook your own homemade organic poultry and lean on grass-fed red meats in replacement of quick lunches, deli meats or after school snacks.

You can also try protein-rich vegetarian spreads like hummus, avocados slices and natural seed and nut butter options, as your bread toppings.

2. Hydrogenated Oils, Trans Fats

An indisputable fact is that before 1920, coronary heart disease was rare in North America. 

“Clogged arteries were a medical rarity,” according to Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions. 

Today, heart disease is the #1 killer. Clogged arteries are common heart disease in some parts of the world like North America. 

In North America, part of the reason is the dramatic increase in our consumption of processed vegetable oils in the form of margarine, shortening, and refined oils, they contain hydrogenated oils and trans fats and are these are unknown ingredients that place a heavy toxic burden on the body.

It's best to infuse plant-based chain fatty acid into your meals. They are healthy for the heart and the blood. Coconut oil is also recommended because it is healthy for the heart and the blood.

3. Peanuts

Peanuts are legume crop that appears to be an ideal solution to those wishing to pursue a plant-based diet because they are rich in protein. But there is a dangerous catch.

They are often contaminated with a fungus-produced toxin called aflatoxin (AF). AF has been known as one of the major causes of liver cancer.

The fungus places an enormous burden on all systems in the body. 

Furthermore, nut fragments and those nuts that don’t make the grade for eating of the hand, are most often used for making peanut butter. Rancid nuts and oil initiate an inflammatory process, often led to disease. 

These are the main reasons peanuts are not recommended for a detoxification regimen.

Toasting chickpeas as a crunchy peanut alternative are best recommended also include seed butter, sunflower seed, to your diet timetable.

4. Refined And Alternative Sugars

Consumption of refined sugars can lead to a lot of conditions, like anorexia, heart disease, Type II and III diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, cancer, shortened lifespan, depression, behavioural problems, bone loss and dental decay

Sugars and carbohydrates provide energy, however, refined sugar and carbohydrates are life-threatening because they contain no bodybuilding qualities

Consumption of these refined and alternative sugars can make the body have the challenge to process them. The body is now faced with the only alternative of using up its own vitamins, minerals and enzymes, stealing it from your organs and the skeletal system.

This makes them weak. Vitamin B and micronutrient are often present in plant-based foods. These nutrients are removed during the refining process, but the body cannot break down carbohydrates without it.

It reduces the body's intake of sugar and adds all the burden on your organs of blood sugar handling- the pancreas, adrenals and liver. This is why it's necessary to avoid refined, process and alternative sugars


Focusing on home-cooked meals with vegetables, fruit, lean protein, unrefined whole grains, and healthy fats such as avocados, olive oil, and nuts allows you to get back on the right track, and hopefully continue to make these healthful foods part of your everyday routine.

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