Detox Guide

Considering all of the harmful hormones and antibiotics found in commercial meats as well as the herbicides and pesticides found on fruits and veggies; not to mention the heavy metals like mercury and lead found in fish caught in polluted waters and the less than savory slaughterhouse conditions – cleansing the body is of paramount importance! Here at the Mealsaps Community we take pride in handcrafting organic cleanses that help to purge the body of toxins and restore its vitality. While detoxing, it is imperative to follow a diet that helps the herbs work their magic. These guidelines and recipes will assist you in your cleansing journey.

Foods To Avoid

  • Animal products. No meat, dairy or eggs
  • Artificial flavors, preservatives and coloring
  • Gluten (wheat)
  • Processed foods (anything from a box, such as chips, cookies, crackers, popcorn etc)
  • Sugar (agave, honey, syrup etc. fruits should be avoided until 4th day of cleanse)
  • Starch (bread, grains, nuts, lentils, starchy vegetables like carrots or potatoes, pasta)
  • Soy    

Detox Symptoms

  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Sneezing
  • Congesting
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Intense Cravings
  • Anal itching
  • Mucus in stool
  • Headaches
    (The severity of detox symptoms depends on your toxicity levels)

Starch Free Vegetables

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Basil
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chia seeds
  • Chicory
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumber
  • Coconut vinegar
  • Collard greens
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Escarole
  • Fenugreek sprouts
  • Hemp seeds
  • Kale
  • Kelp noodle
  • Leeks
  • Majoram
  • Mexican squash
  • Mint
  • Mustard greens
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Pickles
  • Pumpkin seed
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Red Onion
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sauerkraut
  • Seaweed (Nori sheets, sea lettuce etc)
  • Shallots
  • Shiso leaf
  • Swiss Chard
  • Thyme
  • Turnip
  • Zucchini

Low Starch Foods

  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Bell peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Ginger
  • Jicama
  • Kimchee
  • Kohlrabi
  • Millet
  • Mushroom
  • Pea pods
  • Quinoa
  • Spicy peppers
  • Tomato
  • Turmeric
  • Rutabaga