Foods To Avoid
Grains: This includes wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, white rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, and sprouted grains.
Sugar: No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, etc. You must read labels because food manufacturers will sneak sugar into products with names you may not recognize such as brown rice syrup or evaporated cane juice. Also, products that claim to be sugar-free often still contain articial sugars which can have a negative eect on the body in the short-term and the long-term.
Alcohol: No beer, wine, hard alcohol, etc. Not even for cooking!
Tobacco: Eliminate any tobacco products from your day-to-day routine.
Caffeine: No caffeine, but you can and should have tea! I suggest green tea but try out different herbal teas too. Tea can be a great alternative for habitual coffee drinkers.
Legumes: This includes beans of all kinds including black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, peas, chickpeas, and lentils. Beans are starchy and can signicantly raise blood sugar. Also, no peanuts or peanut butter, but almond butter is acceptable. Finally, no forms of soy are included in the detox program which includes soy protein, soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soy lecithin.
Dairy: This includes cow, goat, or sheep milk products such as cheese, kerfir, yogurt, ice cream, butter, cream cheese, half & half, and sour cream. The exception is ghee (claried butter).
Food Additives: Avoid foods that contain carrageenan, MSG, nitrites, or sulfites.
Protein Powder: Brown rice or veggie protein powders are the only acceptable types of protein powder on the Detox. Most protein powders are made with whey (which is dairy) or soy (which is a common cause of food allergies). Also, most have some form of sweetener. Brown rice protein and veggie protein powder are the only acceptable protein powders to consume during this detox.