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.
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.
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.
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!