Detox Food: Dairy

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 in Health & Wellness

Detoxification: The removal of poisons or toxins from the body.

You can include a small amount (6 oz per day) of low-fat cottage cheese or plain low-fat yogurt within this plan; a little butter is okay too.

Dairy

Limit the amount of milk your drink and cream cheese or sour cream you consume. You can include a small amount (6 oz per day) of low-fat cottage cheese or plain low-fat yogurt within this plan; a little butter is okay too. Every other day you could also eat some low-fat cheese (no more than 3 oz per day), and a small quantity of feta cheese can be sprinkled on your salad as well.

When consuming milk, drink organic.

An excellent breakfast could include:

• 1⁄2 to 1 cup of organic low-fat cottage cheese or organic low-fat plain yogurt

• 1 teaspoon of flax oil

• 1⁄2 cup of organic fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc.), or 1⁄2 cup of fresh or frozen peaches or similar fruit, or 1⁄2 teaspoon of honey (if you can’t stand the taste) If the fruit is frozen, you might want to add a bit of water before you blend the mixture. This gives you some quality protein and excellent omega 3 fats.

Allergies and Food Sensitivities Some people are sensitive to sulfur-based vegetables like broccoli. Others are allergic to peanuts. Avoid any foods you are sensitive to. If you are experiencing bloating or gas, you need to consume only vegetables that give you no reaction. If you seem to get bloating with all vegetables, you should take an enzyme supplement or go directly to the Adrenal/Ovary plan and eat fewer gas-producing vegetables.

Salad Dressings

If you use dressing on your salad, go light on the quantity; apply it sparingly (just enough to flavor the salad) and, if at all possible, use low-sugar, natural and organic. Try to buy dressing that contains no added sugar or food colorings. Just read the labels and avoid high-fructose corn syrup, dextrose and sugar cane. Raw honey in very small amounts is an acceptable substitute. Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), also known as modified food starch, must be avoided. The health food store is your best bet. Several recommendations are Giant’s Nature’s Promise, Annie’s Naturals, 365 Organic and Organic Ville. As a simple alternative, mix balsamic vinegar and olive oil, or even apple cider vinegar and olive oil, as a dressing.

Tip: Turmeric spice is also recommended for sprinkling on your vegetables. Studies have shown that the combination of this spice with cruciferous vegetables had significant tumor-fighting effects on certain cancers. Sprinkle it on salad (kale leaves), or take cut cauliflower and either steam it or slightly cook it in coconut oil until yellow, then add turmeric on top.