What Foods Should I Avoid on a Detox Diet?

What Foods Should I Avoid on a Detox Diet?

Exclude These Foods

A detox diet is a focused, short-term diet to promote the elimination of unwanted chemicals and environmental and dietary toxins from the body. Although detox diets vary, here is a list of foods often avoided.
Dairy Products and Eggs
Eggs and all dairy products are avoided, including:
  • milk
  • cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • sour cream
  • yogurt and kefir
  • butter
  • ice cream and frozen yogurt

Wheat and products containing wheat, such as pasta and bread.
  • refined sugar
  • any white sugar
  • any brown sugar
  • high-fructose corn syrup
  • evaporated cane juice
  • artificial sweeteners

All gluten-containing grains, including wheat, barley, rye, spelt, triticale, kamut, couscous, bran, and farina
  • tofu
  • soy milk
  • soy yogurt
  • soy sauce
  • soy protein powder
  • tempeh

Coffee and Caffeinated Beverages
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft drinks      

Animal Products
  • beef
  • pork
  • veal
  • sausages and hot dogs
  • deli meats and cold cuts
  • shellfish

  • ketchup
  • relish
  • soy sauce
  • teriyaki sauce
  • non-dairy creamers
  • barbeque or steak sauce
  • salad dressings not made with allowed ingredients
  • mayonnaise
  • spreads not made with the allowed ingredients
  • similar condiments

Other Foods to Avoid
  • yeast
  • alcohol
  • food additives and preservatives
  • high-fat foods
  • corn
  • shortening
  • margarine
  • canned coconut milk

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