While there is no scientific evidence to show that the body needs to be ‘detoxed’, a period of detoxing is a great way to remind us of all the bad food habits that have crept into our lives – and how much better we feel when we eat well!
Susie Burrell shares her 5-day detox plan.
A detox can be a wonderful way to recharge your system and focus on healthy eating habits and as one of Australia’s leading dietitians shows us, all it takes is a little planning.
Susie’s sample detox plan.
Heat the olive oil with onion in a large saucepan. Add the leek and gently cook over a low heat until soft, then add the stock, water, tomatoes, carrot, pumpkin and celery.
A detox is not appropriate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, elderly, have high blood pressure, are underweight and always seek advice from your dietitian or GP if you are taking any medications or have any other health conditions prior to undertaking any specific dietary regime. If you are concerned about your health, book an appointment with your GP who will advise a correct treatment plan.
A detox can also refer to a short period in which your diet is based primarily around unprocessed, natural foods, such as fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and wholegrains, as well as small amounts of nutrient dense, lean proteins like tuna and salmon.