Lists of foods you can eat and foods you must avoid on the detox diet

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Lists of foods you can eat:

Fresh Fruits – all kinds of fresh fruits except for grapefruit.

Fresh Vegetables – all fresh vegetables except for corn. The best detox veggies are broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, red and green vegetables.

Rice – brown or basmati rice, rice cakes, rice crackers and rice pasta.

Other Grains – quinoa, amaranth, millet, and buckwheat can be used instead of rice.

Beans – kidney beans, pinto beans, mung beans, chickpeas and adzuki beans.

Nuts and Seeds – unsalted nuts, seeds and nut butters, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and walnuts. Peanuts are not recommended.

Fish – you can eat poached, broiled or steamed fish in moderation.

Oil – extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO – the one used in Rachael Ray recipes)

Condiments – vegetable salt, sea salt, vinegar, naturally fermented soy sauce, all kinds of herbs or spices you have at hand in the kitchen, small amounts of honey.

Beverages – herbal teas with no caffeine, Green Tea, water, lemon water, natural fruit and vegetable juices, rice milk.

List of foods you must avoid

Sugar – table sugar and any mixtures containing sucrose, dextrose, corn syrup, brown sugar, turbinado. Artificial sweeteners are not recommended.

Dairy Products – milk, eggs, butter. Cheese in small amounts is allowed.

Wheat and products containing wheat

Gluten-containing grains – barley, oats, rye, spelt, kamut.


Caffeine – coffee, black tea, and other caffeine-containing drinks. Green tea, however, is allowed and should be enjoyed by regular coffee-drinkers.

You should also avoid – yeast, alcohol, food additives, chocolate, high-fat foods.

What is common for most detox diet plans is that you should drink lots of water – at least 8 glasses daily. Water is important for cleaning out your body from toxins and waste, so drink it whenever you feel thirst.

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