1/ EFFECTIVELY GOING ON A DETOX DIET
You've just completed a period of unusually rich meals? Nothing could be better than a detox diet to get your body back on the right path. The purpose of this diet is not to lose weight, but to purify the body. The principle is based on eliminating accumulated waste and toxins by eating a higher proportion of very easily digestible food with cleansing properties.
During this diet, your food is slightly low on calories and avoids certain types of food that create waste, such as fatty meats and cooked meats, cheeses, spicy dishes with sauces, pastries and cakes, stimulating drinks and alcohol.
Menus containing the following are preferable:
- cooked vegetables or vegetable soups, which are easy to digest and low in calories. Artichokes, celery, cress and fennel have particularly good cleansing properties.
- fruits are easy to digest and have the added feature of helping to combat fatigue thanks to their high levels of vitamin C
- Water helps to cleanse the body.
- Detox herbal teas: some of them are made with plants that have cleansing virtues such as green tea, blackcurrant and queen-of-the-meadow, etc.