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Raw Food Detox

Raw Food Detox: How to Start

A raw food detox diet is a way to detoxify the body. If you do it well, it removes toxins or other contaminants that are stored in our body fat and cells. Detoxing improves health, energy, immune system, memory and digestion.


Warning

Most people are low in minerals such as: calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphor, sodium, iron. In order to detoxify, you need alkaline minerals. An important role of calcium is to aid in detoxification. It is an alkaline mineral and will “catch” the toxic acids that your body releases.

If the acids can’t be “bound” because your body lacks (alkaline) minerals, the chance is high that you will feel seriously ill during your detox, that your body refuses to release the toxins (you won’t be able to lose weight, since acids and toxins are often stored in your body fat), or that your body re-absorbs the released toxins again.

Alkalize

Therefore, it’s crucial that – before or during your detox – you get plenty of alkaline water, green vegetable juice and alkalizing super foods.

You may also replenish your minerals by adding a tablespoon of spirulina, blue green algae (i.e. from the “E3 Live” brand) or wheat grass powder in your alkaline drinking water. These have highly available amino acids and minerals. And they alkalize you.

Once you’ve re-mineralized your raw food detox will be much more effective and easier for your system to handle.

Tip

You may also want to get activated zeolites or bentonite clay. The zeolites especially, are incredibly effective in attaching themselves to toxins, making them harmless and guiding them out of your body. The tiny zeolites neutralize the most toxic elements from our body such as arsenic, mercury.

Clay is much cheaper and is fine too but usually not strong enough. These zeolites will help you get rid of the toxins in an easy, safe and effective way.  Highly recommended for use during the detox. Zeolites come in a tiny bottle and are pretty expensive, but I highly recommend them when you detox.

Also, I can’t stress enough, make sure that you drink enough alkaline water during the process and that you get enough rest.

Raw Food Detox Recipes

On this website you’ll find many raw food recipes that you can use during your detox. Go to the Raw Recipe page.

Enjoy the detox and be amazed at the results!

Alkaline and Food

Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables has decreased giving rise to the Western acid-producing diet. Something or the other has to be done to control it otherwise the results will be too disastrous for us to imagine.

Now what is an alkaline diet?

What happens- When we eat, our food gets digested, absorbed, and metabolized, and then it releases either an acid or an alkaline base (bicarbonate) into our blood.

Alkaline levels in our body

Our blood is somewhat alkaline, consisting of a normal pH level between 7.35 and 7.45. An acidic diet disrupts this balance and encourages the loss of essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium, as the body tries to restore balance and this imbalance makes you prone to numerous chronic diseases.

If you have noticed the following symptoms in you, then alkaline diet is strongly recommended for you:

1. Lack of energy
2. Excessive mucous production
3. Nasal congestion
4. Frequent colds and flu
5. Anxiety, nervousness, irritability
6. Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts
7. Headache

Acidic Foods

1. Meats and oils
2. Jams
3. Butter
4. Cookies
5. Frozen foods
6. Ice creams
7. Cranberries
8. Wheat
And almost 90% of our food intake is acidic by nature.

Alkaline Foods

Alkaline diets prevent the formation of calcium kidney stones, osteoporosis, and age-related muscle wasting.

1. Almonds
2. Yogurt
3. Raw milk
4. Almond milk
5. Wheat grass
6. Germ grass
7. Honey
8. Herbal tea
9. All fruits except Cranberries
10. Melons and Cherries – highly alkaline
11. Lemon- Though sour in taste yet not acidifying- Lemonade made with stevia and sea salt is highly alkaline and very refreshing
12. Quinoa, Amaranth, Millet, Buckwheat (grains)- All other grains are highly acidic in nature and should not be taken.

Fruits and vegetables if eaten raw also provide a dual purpose of not only energy but also fiber. The heart, the brain, the blood cells, the liver, the kidney all require a body ph of 7.4 for a smooth and optimal functioning. Only an alkaline foods diet can insure that this natural alkaline body ph is restored. An alkaline foods diet is completely opposite to what most of us eat today.

Alkalizing Protein
Almonds
Chestnuts
Millet
Tempeh (fermented)
Tofu (fermented)
Whey Protein Powder

Alkaline Sweeteners
Stevia

Alkaline Spices & Seasonings
Chili Pepper
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Herbs (all)
Miso
Mustard
Sea Salt
Tamari

Alkaline Other
Alkaline Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bee Pollen
Fresh Fruit Juice
Green Juices
Lecithin Granules
Mineral Water
Molasses, blackstrap
Probiotic Cultures
Kefir Water Crystals/Kefir
Soured Dairy Products
Veggie Juices

Alkaline Minerals
Calcium: pH 12
Cesium: pH 14
Magnesium: pH 9
Potassium: pH 14
Sodium: pH 1

The Greener The Vegetable, The More Alkaline

So when looking for alkaline vegetables, go for the greens like broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, wheat grass, lettuce, and so on are high alkaline foods and are highly beneficial to the body.

Vegetables like mushrooms, onions, peas, pepper bells, parsley, radish, cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes with their peels and garlic though not green vegetables are all the same alkaline foods.

But please stay miles away from the highly-acidic foods like animal flesh, processed food, eggplants, fats and even lentils. These acidic foods are really fatal for the body.

Wheat is an acidic food but wheat grass is alkaline.

Similarly raw spinach is alkaline by nature but if you cook it, it gets highly acidic. Milk is also alkaline but only if it is raw. All processed forms of dairy are acidic and are to be avoided.

Alkaline foods prevents diseases

Many chronic aliments like cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, coronary diseases, migraines, dental problems, depressions, sinusitis, and many such seemingly common illnesses are the result of acidic foods diet that we are used to. Now, do you realize why we suffer from such problems throughout our lives.

Needless to say that when we follow an alkaline foods diet our bodies get alkalized and the acidic levels gets balanced out thus repelling all germs and strengthening the immune system.

For those who are inclined to non vegetarian diet meats are a clear no. For those looking for some protein there is chicken breast, which is alkaline and can be eaten for good health. Other meats are all acidic and should form no more the 20 % of ones diet.

WARNING-
Remember never to eat just alkaline foods, a bit of acid is also required for a balanced diet. the only thing is to keep your acidic food intake very limited.

Alkaline diet is recommended in different variations for different bodies. First go for a reliable source and purchase a pH balance kit. Measure your alkaline content and then go for the alkaline diet accordingly.