The words detox diet get used so often, so commonly in our everyday lives but, how well do you understand the term “detox diet” and what it entails? Detox diets are enjoying a lot of popularity. But before you sign up for a detox diet, let us explain it a bit more to you. Then we’ll create a 7-day detox diet for you that you can follow easily! 

What is Detoxification?

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Detoxing or detoxification is a process of removing unwanted toxins, harmful components from within the body, which includes a detox diet. In a way, we do consume toxins regularly in the form of eating junk food, keeping a faulty lifestyle, smoking and consuming alcohol, processed foods and sugars and being exposed to external factors like pollutants and smoke. While we can’t control some factors, we can definitely change for the better by improvising on others. Thus we create a “detox diet”. 

Ideally, the body is made in such a way that it regularly detoxifies itself with the biggest filter- liver working hard at it, day and night. Investing in various detox drinks and juices is not only a fad but pointless too. If you truly want to clear your system, the only way to do that is by easing liver’s work and that is by correcting your lifestyle, diet and habits. To OZiva, we describe that as a “detox diet”

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Some Benefits of a Detox Diet 

People mostly recommend a detox diet plan because you might be exposed to toxic chemicals as part of your current diet, such as pollutants, heavy metals and synthetic compounds. There are many ways to do a detox diet, ranging from complete starvation to simple food modifications by including foods that detox the body. 

Some benefits you might have read up about a detox diet plan: 

  1. A detox diet gives your organs a rest 
  2. Stimulates the liver to get rid of more toxins 
  3. Improve blood circulation through the body 
  4. Promote more waste and toxin elimination

 

Some studies have also come out that a detox diet can help with health problems such as obesity, bloating and fatigue. However, you might not want to believe these until more conclusive studies come out. But there are many healthy ways to try out a detox diet. We have the perfect detox diet plan below. 

Here is a take on a sample 7 day detox diet plan that you can follow with as your detox regime:

Detox Diet Meal Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Early morning Lemon water, warm and without sugar Lemon water, warm and without sugar Lemon water, warm and without sugar Lemon water, warm and without sugar Lemon water, warm and without sugar Lemon water, warm and without sugar Lemon water, warm and without sugar
Pre workout 1 banana/ Chickoo 1 bowl of mixed fruits 1 banana/ 3-4 dates 1 bowl of mixed fruits 1 banana/ Chickoo 1 bowl of mixed fruits 1 banana/ 3-4 dates
Post workout 1 glass protein shake 1 glass protein shake 1 glass protein shake 1 glass protein shake 1 glass protein shake 1 glass protein shake 1 glass protein shake
Breakfast Oats porridge/ Muesli with fruit 1 bowl upma/ daliya 1 veg. omelette/ egg omelette with 2 toasts 2 rava dosa or idli + chutney, sambar Oats idli or daliya with fruit Moong dal cheela with fruit 2 Peanut butter sandwiches
Mid morning Chaach Coconut water Fruit (1) A small bowl of sprouts 1-2 cups Green tea Coconut water Chaach
Lunch 2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad 1 bowl brown rice+ 1 bowl veg/ non veg + 1 bowl dal, salad 2 rotis+ 1 bowl veg+ 1 bowl dal+ 1 bowl curd 1 bowl rice+ 1 roti+ 1 bowl veg/ non veg+ salad 2 rotis+ 1 bowl veg+ 1 bowl dal+ 1 bowl curd+ salad 1 big bowl of lentil soup + salad/ curd 1 big bowl of khichdi with salad/ curd
Evening Handful of mixed nuts Handful seng-chana Coconut water 1 fruit 1 fruit Handful of nuts Sukha home-made bhel
Dinner Big bowl of greek salad 1 big bowl of lentil soup/ chicken soup with salad 2-3 Grilled paneer/ Chicken/ Fish skewers with salad 2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad 1 bowl khichdi with curd 2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad 2 Rotis + 1 bowl veg + 1bowl dal + Salad

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Takeaway notes to follow during your detox diet:
  • Make sure to drink >2 liters of water a day
  • Avoid processed/ refined sugars and related foods during the detox diet
  • Sleep for at least 7 hours a day
  • Make it a point to include high protein foods like beans, paneer, curd, milk, nuts, pulses and legumes, lean meat and eggs in your detox diet.
  • Include wholesome, whole grain foods as stapes in the detox diet. 

Add OZIVA Protein & Herbs Shake to Your Diet if your diet is lacking in proteins.

If you want a detailed nutrition consultation, drop us a mail at nutrition@oziva.in or call us on 9769298556 and our experts will help you with your fitness goal

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