Archive for July, 2015

The Abs Diet

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The_Abs_DietGoing through diet after diet, sooner or later everybody ends up thinking that there’s nothing more to learn. Frankly, it doesn’t take long to get exhaustive hands on experience with just about all the major dieting concepts and to learn in which way each of them is supposed to influence the body. And once you’re familiar with all the pros and cons of dieting, it’s only fair to think that nothing could surprise you anymore. Well, this is where the Abs Diet comes in with a rather strange take on the old concept of losing weight through exercises. And, no, there are no magic pills to swallow.

Best-Ab-Exercises-WomenThe basic idea is much simpler than that. It goes something like this: the body has to expend energy in order to keep the muscles and internal organs alive and in shape. This means that every addition to the muscle mass will force the body to spend more energy. Therefore, instead of lowering the daily food intake in order to lose weight, this diet focuses on increasing the “energy bill” above the normal level. The extra muscle mass is supposed to absorb all the calories that would otherwise be stored as fat and also force the body to burn existing fat in order to keep up with the effort.

nat_and_virginiaEvery 1 pound of muscle added to the body costs the body 50 calories per day on top of everything else. It’s pretty easy to see that 10 pounds of muscle are going to keep busy 500 calories of your daily intake every single day. This is enough to make you lose 1 pound per week, which is not bad at all. It’s interesting to notice that the diet is based on achieving a snowball effect: the more you exercise, the more muscle you put on; the more muscle you put on, the faster you lose weight, which allows you to exercise harder and lose even more weight. Once you get the snowball rolling it will turn into an avalanche on its own.

heresthedish-217The food users are allowed to eat consists of 12 nutrient-rich power foods. These are supposed to provide all the minerals, vitamins and fiber your body needs to stay healthy over the six weeks of dieting. The 12 foods are: beans and peas, spinach and a couple of other green vegetables, almonds, instant hot oat cereal, wholegrain breads and cereals, berries, eggs, low-fat dairy products, lean meats (such as turkey), peanut butter, olive oil and protein powder. All other foods are to be shunned during the diet.

0901-abs-diet-2Sticking to this diet might seem a little hard, especially for as long as six weeks. However, the mandatory exercises should make a big difference. Not only that you lose weight, but you also get to show off a nice set of abs and a far better toned body than before. One extra thing on your side is that part of the fat will be replaced by muscle, so even if it seems that you’re not losing much weight, you’re actually shifting weight from fat to muscle. Nevertheless, you can expect to get rid of up to 12 pounds in the first two weeks of dieting. 

Stress Your Life

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Stress ManWe’ve long known that middle-aged men are much more likely than women to have high blood pressure–about 36 percent of men versus 23 percent of women between the ages of 45 and 54. And, since high blood pressure can lead to stroke, it’s not surprising that many more men die over from these “brain attacks”. The explanation for this difference between the sexes has been lifestyle. Men are more likely to smoke, be overweight, drink alcohol, and avoid exercise–all risk factors for high blood pressure. Undoubtedly, poor health habits account for much of the difference.

Traffic Jam Anxiety

angry-driverIn this day and age, the average person spends a significantly large amount of time in his car. And with the ever-increasing number of cars on the road, we spend an even larger amount of time stuck in traffic jams. However, you can follow these tips to spend less time stressing out while stranded in the middle of a highway. By getting up 15 minutes earlier in the morning every day, you can reduce the pressure by avoiding the morning rush hour. Another tip is to stick to the right lane on the freeway. The minute or two gained by aggressive driving isn’t worth the stress.

Work Place Worries

money-worries_2_largeNow that you have arrived at work early and in a relaxed mood, take the time to review long-term plans because stress lies in the moment-by-moment pressures. If you feel the stress piling up during your workday, breathe in and out four times very slowly to clear your mind. During lunchtime, it is important to get away from the office and exercise. Make it a goal to walk around during your break or even follow a simple and short workout routine. Exercise release endorphins into your blood stream, which are pleasure inducing chemicals that are also discharged during sex.

Be Positive

Be PositiveStress is also related to the past. Keep in mind that mistakes happen, and the only thing that you can change about the past is your attitude towards it. Another thing that can keep your stress level low is to keep smiling. Even a superficial smile is a great start towards a happy day according to research. Having regular sex is also helpful in keeping happy.

shIndulgeIt is also important to set some time aside to indulge yourself. Whether it be taking a nap, or allowing yourself an occasional piece of cake, spending time on yourself can make you feel great and happy.

However, it is crucial not to eat for relief all the time. Eating is a relief for stress, and stress can be a result of over-eating. So, be very careful not to start this vicious cycle. While taking the time out for yourself can be beneficial, doing things for others can also improve your life. Volunteering for others pushes your own troubles away, and can give you a greater perspective on life. Finally, and most importantly, setting time aside for your friends and family can be a great way to feel great. There is no better thing than being with loved ones and enjoying activities with them. Also, keep all the things in your life in perspective.


Try to follow all these tips for better mental and physical health. This is a great guide for a happier, healthier, and longer life.

Spicy Foods

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Spicy-Food1Ah, spicy food. Is there anything better than a spicy meal, especially when it’s homemade? There is no one around to tell you that it’s too hot, no overly-cautious cook afraid to add too much piquant, and no one to watch as you sweat bullets and gulp down your molten concoction just the way you like it.

 chili_peppersBut can spicy food damage our sense of taste? When do we know we’ve had too much of it? And do quesos akatenango chili peppers really cause hallucinations that send you on a quest to find your soul-mate (for all The Simpsons fans)?One can experience stomach problems and other conditions if a meal is a bit too zesty. Furthermore, constantly eating hot food can have permanent negative effects on the body. Here’s what you need to know about the negative impact spicy food can have. Now that you know which foods can cause you harm, here is why they shouldn’t be overused.

Geographic tongue

Eating_potent_thingsEating potent things can cause a condition known as geographic tongue (genign migratory glossitis). It is believed that geographic tongue is caused by an allergic reaction to certain comestibles. Whether or not it’s caused by allergies isn’t clear, but spicy food is usually the culprit. The condition appears quite rapidly and produces irritation by forming strange patterns on the tongue. After an onset, one can have a weakened sense of taste for up to one month. It disappears with time and isn’t dangerous, but it can be quite irritating.


spicy_food2An overabundance of spicy food can cause Gastritis. Gastritis is an inflammation in the stomach lining. It is usually triggered by infections, but spicy foods like chili peppers are also believed to reduce the stomach’s protective barrier. Chronic gastritis can produce ulcers by allowing the stomach’s own acids to eat away at the lining. Ulcers can heal with time, just like any other lesion, but one must eat milder meals.

Acid reflux

nice_Italian_mealIn some people, spicy food can trigger acid reflux disease, which isn’t bad per se, but it can be bothersome. Restaurant cuisine often seems to elicit this condition — all that burping men experience after a nice Italian meal at their favorite bistro isn’t a result of bad manners, it’s the body not being able to handle all that strange, spicy cuisine.

Chronic acid reflux disease can also lead to esophageal cancer, but only in rare cases. Cutting down on peppery cooking is a good first step to reducing this risk. Acid reflux, especially at night, can also erode teeth.

Bad breath

breads_flavored_with_onion_and_garlic_2Garlic and onions are among the worst-smelling things a guy can eat, and they also happen to cause bad breath. Granted, bad breath isn’t much of a nuisance, but it can sometimes spell disaster, especially on a nice first date. So avoid spicy cuisine on those nights.


bad_for_sleepHere’s one most men probably didn’t know: spicy food is bad for sleep. The cause is quite simple. The body needs to slow down before it can snooze and spicy food raises body temperature (that’s why we sweat after a consuming fiery food). If one happens to consume something zesty before going to bed, it can disrupt slumber.

The first cycle of sleep is particularly sensitive to hot food. Damage to taste buds Finally, constantly eating hot food can permanently reduce the sensation of taste. I often hear people assure others that they will get used to the burning of chili peppers. It’s true, people do feel less scorching after years of spicy abuse, but not because the body got “used” to the sensation in question.

Over time, taste buds wear out, making this reduced sensation nothing more than wear and tear of chronic abuse. It’s no different from people getting “used” to loud music in clubs in both cases the body suffers permanent deterioration.



Some Fat Facts

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

beauty-fatThere are basic facts you should know about fats. There are mainly two classes of fats; saturated fat, and unsaturated. The unsaturated ones are the polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats. Some fats are dangerous, while some are not. When fats come combined with proteins in the body, they form a complex called Lipoproteins. We will look at these later in a broader view to see why some are desirable and some are not, but first, let’s look at the major kinds of fats.

polls_dove_adSaturated fat- Fatty acids are made up of several chains of carbon atoms, it is said to be saturated because the carbon atoms have no free bonds to link with other atoms. Normally a carbon atom has 2 free bonds that are ready to attach with other atoms to form a compound. When these free bonds are used up entirely, usually by another carbon atom or a hydrogen atom, the fat becomes saturated. That is because there is no room for any more attachment.

Good-Fats-Vs-Bad-FatsThese are the bad type of fat and the one we must avoid in trying to stay healthy. The body has a tough time processing saturated fats, because of the number of bonds it needs to break down in the process. Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels, which increases the chances of a heart attack. For a healthy dieting plan, saturated fats must be reduced significantly from the diet.  Examples of sources of saturated fat are all forms of fat in animal flesh (meat), palm oil, and coconut oil etc.

Polyunsaturated_fatPolyunsaturated fat- Polyunsaturated fat comes in two types: omega 6 and omega 3. It is ‘poly’ because there are more than one unsaturated bonds in the compound. It is Omega-6 because the first unsaturated bond exists at the 6th carbon atom. Same is applicable to omega3. Omega 6 type comes mainly from vegetables, and omega 3 come from oily fish.

This type of fat is actually the healthy type and helps to reduce the level of cholesterol! So a small consumption is important for health. Remember, ‘small’.

Monounsaturated_fatMonounsaturated fat- They have only one carbon atom carrying unsaturated bonds. They are derived mainly from vegetable and are found in olive oil and almond oil. They also have the ability to help reduce cholesterol levels.

lipoproteinLipoproteins: They are fat-protein complexes and play important role in the development of heart attacks. They are two classes of these lipoproteins.

High Density Lipoproteins- These lipoproteins reduce the chance of a heart disease.

Low Density Lipoproteins- Increases the likelihood of heart diseases. If the level of LDL is higher than that of HDL, the likelihood of a heart disease, stroke diabetes etc. is increased and vice versa.

Fats produces very high levels of energy and the daily intake shouldn’t exceed 30% of your total calories. In other words, for an average daily intake of 2,000 calories, only about 600 should be fat derived. This of course is if you are not trying to loss weight, but if you are; your daily fat consumption should not be enough to produce 600 calories.

low-fat-dietsEvery 1g of fat gives out 9 calories. That leaves you with about 66.7g of fat per day. But for weight loss, it should go lower than that.

This can be achieved by cutting down on all fatty foods and eating more of vegetables and fruits, a little of pure carbohydrates. With little or no fat at all, you will soon be getting used to the low fat diet.


Set your children on the path to a healthier and happier lifestyle this Mother’s day

Monday, July 27th, 2015

preschool-child-nutrition-SmallTaking care of your health and body is always important, and this Mother’s Day should be no different. For one day of the year you are given free reign to be spoilt, get pampered and most importantly celebrate with your family being a mother. An occasion we all love and look forward to.

Children's dietary futureYet your role as a mother is not simply defined by this one day alone. Your commitment and love for them is year long. From showing them right from wrong, to teaching them about the world, every action you perform is for them and for them alone.

food-during-pregnancyBut did you know that even the way you eat can influence your children’s health decisions in the future? It’s true. From as early as pregnancy, the foods you eat can have a strong influence on the way your children’s diet develops in the future, as the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust discovered in their recent study.

childhood-obesity3Drawing further on this thesis, the Welcome Trust believe that even the smallest changes in our external environment and eating habits can be passed on directly through our DNA to our children. A theory that places a whole new light on recent data that suggests by 2050 nine in ten children will be obese.

It all ties down to the actions we perform today.

children’s-eating-habitBut don’t worry if you mis-behaved during your pregnancy and ate fatty foods. We all did. What matters most is the fact that you can still have a positive influence upon your children’s eating habits, beginning with the choices you make this Mother’s day.

Let us explain.

familyeatingaroundadinnertableNo matter your children’s age, there are things you can do today that can set precedent for them as they grow up and have families of their own. You can make the change, and the fascinating part is, is that all it takes is small subtle changes to help them in the right direction.

Turn your Mother’s day around

Plan-Great-Family-Bike-RidesImagine for a moment a fun-filled day filled with action, activity and enjoyment for the entire family. Bike rides, long walks, picnicking in the park… you can turn this Mother’s day into one to remember as you fill your families day with delicious low in saturated food and fun, fun, fun.

And the best part is they won’t even realise that you have removed the traditional meal out/ takeaway with a healthier option.

Instead they will be having too much fun making your Mother’s day one to remember.

And the benefits can affect you all. You, your partner, your children… all of you can begin feeling the benefits of natural weight loss and a healthier body.


So make this Mother’s day one to remember. Carefree, fun and most important, the day you know that you are setting your children in the right direction.


Set the par this Mother’s day by ensuring your children’s dietary future is secure

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

children’s dietary futureAs mothers we all seek to offer our children the best possible future. We aspire to give them everything they could ever need in order to set them in the right direction when they grow up. But what if we were to tell you that you can begin offering your children a healthier route to a happier body from the moment you conceive them? Would you be interested in learning more?

pregnancy-healthy-eatingWell, according to the Medical Research Council the way we eat during pregnancy can have a detrimental influence upon our children’s eating habits in the future.

eat_during_pregnancyUnder their thesis, they believe external environmental elements such as our diet can affect how our genes are passed onto our children. Depending on the type of external element, for example a carbohydrate based diet, could in turn cause particular genes to end up being capped.

And once capped, it is harder to activate within the body when needed – weight loss being a prime example of this scenario being put into action.

foods-to-avoid-while-pregnantIn a study performed by the Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Research Centre they found that when a particular mechanism within our muscles is capped it can have dramatic affect upon our ability to lose weight.

Now whilst this theory is still under testing and is yet to be clinically proven in terms of knowing how much this could possibly influence a child’s eating habits, it does put what we eat as a parent into a whole new perspective.

pregnancy-dietEverything we do, every action we make in some shape and form is passed onto our children. From conception to beyond our diet choices could be having a subconscious impact upon our children.

So what do you do? Begin making the changes – today.

Scientists may believe that this is all down to genetics, but you CAN still have a positive influence over your children’s eating habits – beginning with what you do this Mother’s Day.

healthy eatingYou can make this momentous day into one that is truly worth celebrating by ensuring that you set a clear precedent for your children. From exercising regularly to cutting down on their saturated fat content, you can begin making the right changes that will continue to guide them as adults and parents themselves.

So whether you already have children or are planning to have some more in the future, make this Mother’s day one to remember – as the day you took that first step to setting them on the right path.


Why exercise is important

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

benefiexercise_is_importantIf you are yet to know that exercise is important for good health, you are already living a high risk lifestyle. It’s true! If you don’t know, it only means you have been doing all the wrong things all these years and your case must be looked into urgently.  Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs may fail to function properly.   What you don’t now is that, you can even afford to eat all the wrong foods if your are exercising regularly. That means, lack of exercise may be killing you more than the cigarette you are smoking.

The importance of exercise will take a full book to highlight. Let’s take a look at a few especially those you must know. You probably need to know these before you get up and start working out.

Regular-exerciseDisease Prevention- As mentioned above, exercises may just be the reason why a lot of us who smoke and drink excessively are still alive today.  Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It cut downs significantly, the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. It also promotes longevity.

Regular_exercise2Improves Stamina and Physical Endurance- When you exercise the body builds up strength gradually and with every additional day of doing so, you become stronger and much more able to thrive under pressure. Your anaerobic levels improve and if you are running it is common to find out that you will still be rearing to go while others who have not been exercising like you need to stop and take a breath.

bicyclingAerobic exercise involves continuous and rhythmic physical motion, such as walking and bicycling. How does it affect the heart? The heart develops and become accustomed to handling higher metabolic demands of the body and so even when you exercise for unusually longer periods, you do not get tired because the heart can still cope with the higher demand.

Muscles Strength- Exercising with weights causes muscles hypertrophy. That is, the muscles grow larger and become stronger. This improves your strength and even makes your grip a lot more firm. Your posture can be improved, and your muscles become more firm and toned.

Stretching_exercisesFlexibility- As you exercise it makes a lot of sense to practice a variety of exercises as different forms of exercise serve different purposes. Stretching exercises are also important because it helps to circulate lubricants in the joints adequately. Stretching also ensures that the continuous joint movement gives no room for joint stiffness this way you stay flexible and reduce you  chances of getting  a fracture occurring.

AlgarveWeight Loss- As you must have heard before, you can not loss weight without exercises. It is improper to try to loss weight on diet alone. Exercise is responsible for burning your body fat to help you loss the it. Exercise is also a key to weight control because it burns calories. If you burn off more calories than you take in, you lose weight.  Taking in less amount of calorie alone will not help you loss weight you need to exercise to assist the weight loss process.


What is the best diet plan?

Friday, July 24th, 2015

What-is-the-best-diet-planGenerally when we talk about a diet that is good for health, what quickly comes to mind is a balanced diet. But a weight loss diet shouldn’t have to be balanced but healthy. So a healthy diet is more desirable for a person looking to loss drop some pounds.

fattyfoodsThe best diet plan for weight loss consists of plenty of proteins, small amounts of carbohydrates and an insignificant amount of fat. Some people prefer to abstain from fatty foods entirely when trying to loss weight.  It should also contain a rich amount of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to ensure good health and vitality.

balanced_dietThere is usually a conflict whether a balanced diet is good for people trying to loss weight or not. The thing is, balanced diet consists of every form of food and a significant amount in order to supply the body with all the needed nutrients. But some of these are harmful when taken in large quantities and so should be regulated especially in Heart disease patients, which bring us to the need to eat a healthy diet rather than a balanced one. A healthy diet considers your peculiar condition and so your meals are tailored just for you.

What then constitute a healthy Diet for Weight Loss?

It is easy to understand that any meal that can supply the body with its essential need with little or no negative effect on our lipid profile should be ideal. You need to keep cholesterol out of your foods.

fruits-and-vegetablesFRUITS AND VEGETABLES- Fruits and vegetables contain a very little, if any, amount of cholesterol. They are usually low in fat, calories and salt. These fruits are also very good and rich sources of anti-oxidants like vitamins A, C and E.


BREADS_CEREALS_AND_POTATOSGrains all belong to this category and are mainly carbohydrate rich food sources and ideal as a source of energy when loosing weight. It is easier to burn off unlike fat. Many of them are rich in vitamins especially the B-vitamins. Examples include rice, cereals, corn, beans etc. The amount of cereals and others should not be too much and at the same time do not be over zealous about losing weight so that you do not create hypoglycemia for yourself-this is very important.


MILK_AND_DAIRY_PRODUCTSMany people think that because you are on diet so you shouldn’t eat the things you like anymore. This myth is held especially when it concerns diary products. That is not true because dieting has become more advance, with the availability of non fat milk, low sugar milk and ice cream. Foods in this group provide the body with high-quality protein and are our main sources of calcium. There are also the major sources of vitamin D, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin and phosphorous and so we can not afford to avoid them due to the fact that we are trying to loss weight.



MEAT_and_FISH Oh yes! You can eat meat but it has to be white. You can eat chicken and of course fish. These are some form food you can eat without stuffing yourself with cholesterol but do not add fat like butter or vegetable oil to it in excess while cooking as that defeats the purpose.

What Are The Top 10 Diets?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Atkins Diet

Atkins_Diet2The Atkins diet is the most admired of the top 10 diets. This low-carbohydrate diet encourages the elimination of carbohydrates from your diet. The diet really works and you can munch as much as fats and proteins you want. However, before starting this diet, study a bit to know the suitability of this diet for your body.

South Beach Diet

south-beach-dietThis diet is one of the most successful of the top 10 diets to lose weight. It is not a low-fat or low-carb diet. Instead, it focuses on consuming the correct amount of fats and carbs. The diet depends on the glycemic index. It limits the intake of carbs in the initial two weeks and then re-introduces those carbs with a low glycemic index. You need to eat three healthy meals daily, along with some snacks, provided they are healthy enough.

Cabbage Soup Diet

cabbage-soupIt is also one of the effective of the top 10 diets. The diet contains insignificant amount of calories. You will observe instant weight loss, if you stick to cabbage soup diet for a week. The more soup you consume, more pounds you drop.

Grapefruit Diet

Grapefruit-DietThis is the finest weight loss diet for obese people. The advantages of this diet arrive from the addition of grapefruit to a low-calorie and low-fat diet.

SlimFast Diet

slim-fast-dietThis is also one of the superior of the top 10 diets. The diet restores your breakfast and lunch meals, with two SlimFast shakes, and puts ahead for a usual meal for dinner. These low calorie shakes will help you to lose weight.

Other Superior Diets:

Subway Diet

subway-diet-spokesman-jared-is-worth-an-absolute-fortuneIt is also a well-known diet of the top 10 diets. The low fat content in the Subway sandwiches assist you to lose weight.

The Beverly Hills Diet

Beverly-Hills-Diet-This diet reaps the benefits of the natural chemical reaction of foods when consumed to lose weight. The diet is quite strict, as protein needs to go with proteins and carbohydrates with carbohydrates only. The diet is exceptionally restrictive, but motivates rapid weight loss.

3-Day Diet


3-Day-DietThis is also one of best of top 10 diets. The diet can be ideal to lose weight, if you can follow a three-day meal plan without wandering from it.

Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Apple_Cider_Vinegar_DietThis is one of the sensitive diets of the top 10 diets. Hence, you need to follow it carefully. It is a low-calorie diet, which stimulates quick weight loss.

Negative Calorie Diet

Negative-Calorie-DietThis is one of the ultimate types of diet among the top 10 diets to reduce weight. It includes addition of healthy vegetables to your diet as much as possible.

What Are Best Ways To Undertake Detox Diet

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

detox-dietsBefore considering ways to “detox”, let us first understand what toxins are. Without getting involved into scientific terminologies we could look upon anything that is capable of causing a disease on contacting or on being absorbed by body tissues, or simply put anything that is poisonous to our biological functioning, is a toxin.

From this point of view our body also produces a lot of waste matter which can be termed as toxin; fortunately our biological system is so programmed that it gets rid of these toxins as a normal function.

detox-diet2A detox diet, then, is a dietary system that involves introduction or elimination of certain items of food or drink for the purpose of assisting the body to “purify” itself, or cleanse itself, of toxins, the poisonous substance(s). Detoxing is believed to improve health, resistance to diseases, energy, and aid in natural weight loss.

However, many dieticians and doctors regard “detoxing” as no more effective than drinking a glass of water and as such regard detoxing as a fad.

Alcohol_is_totally_eliminatedUsually \”Detox\” diets suggest that majority of your food intake should be restricted to fruits and vegetables, and water. Alcohol is totally eliminated.  There are many variants of detox diet plans including juice fasting, water fasting, lemonade diet, etc. There are many advocates of these various detox diets and plans. However, most of them are a little harsh for a common man.

The following 7 day detox plan follows the basic tenets of detox but is safer, more flexible and hence sensible and will ensure sufficient nutrients to the body while still aiding to lose weight.

Your diet may include:

fruitFruits: Apples, bananas, pears, oranges, etc. either fresh, frozen or dried, or canned in natural fruit juice;

Fruit juice: Homemade fresh fruit juices or smoothies – not sweetened;

group-of-fruits-and-vegetablesVegetables: Almost any vegetable such as carrots, turnip, sprouts, cabbage, onions, peppers, sweet corn, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, salad, etc. – fresh or frozen.

Beans and lentils: Any beans such as haricot, cannelloni, red kidney, black eye, red lentils, green lentils, etc fresh, or dried or canned in water;

Potatoes – all types

Brown rice and rice noodles

Fresh fish: Any fresh fish cod, salmon, lobster, plaice, mackerel, crab, trout, haddock, tuna, Dover sole, red mullet, prawns, etc;

Mixed_NutsUnsalted nuts: Brazil, cashew, hazel nuts, peanuts, almonds, pecans, pine nuts, macadamia, walnuts, pistachio, etc;

Live natural yoghurt;

Garlic, ginger and fresh herbs;


Water: Tap or mineral water at least 2 liters a day;

Herbal or fruit teas

Avoid the following:

Chicken, turkey, Red meat, and meat products such as burgers, sausages, etc;

Milk and milk products such as cheese, cream and butter;


Bread, etc. that contains wheat;

Salted snacks, salted nuts;

Sweets, jam, chocolate, sugar;


Coffee, tea;

Fizzy drinks and squashes;

Processed foods, Sauces, salad dressing, pickles, mayonnaise;

The detox diet suggested here is easy to follow, and will permit enjoyable meals without violating the requirements of detoxing.