Time to Cleanse


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 the utmost 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
Congestion
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
Marjoram
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