Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

The Best:
Alkaline Forming:

All fresh fruits
All fresh salad greens
All sprouts
All vegetables (raw or cooked)
Almonds & Sunflower Seeds, soaked*
Apple cider vinegar
Berries, fresh
Corn on the cob, fresh*
Dates
Dried fruits, unsulphured*
Fresh or dried seasoning herbs
Fresh raw fruit juice
Fresh raw vegetable juice
Garlic
Goat whey* (raw)
Grapefruit
Green foods (algae, spirulina, chlorella)
Herbal Teas (caffeine free)
Honey (raw)
Lemons*
Lima Beans*
Maple syrup, organic
Melons
Millet*
Molasses
Potatoes*
Quinoa*
Raisins
Raw, organic olive or flaxseed oils
Sauerkraut (unsalted)
Sea vegetables (well rinsed)
Vegetable broth
Vegetable soups
Wheat grass juice*

* Eat no more than 3 times per week as these foods significantly slow the cleansing process. If you experience cleansing reactions, you may wish to consume more of these foods, or if you wish to speed up the cleansing process (not recommended for inexperienced cleansers), we recommend eating less of these foods.

The Worst:
Acid Forming:

Alcohol**
Barley
Black or white pepper
Bread, baked
Cake
Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables
Cereals, all
Chocolate
Coffee
Dairy
Eggs
Foods cooked with oil Grains, except quinoa and millet
Legumes
Meat, fish, birds, shellfish
Oatmeal
Pasta
Popcorn
Preservatives
Processed foods +
Salt
Soda crackers
Soft drinks
Sugar, white and processed
Sweeteners, artificial
Tea, unless caffeine free
Vinegar, distilled
Wheat, all forms

**Alcoholic beverages are highly acid forming, destroy friendly bacteria in the digestive system and hinder the cleansing process. Herbal extracts may be used while cleansing however. the best way to dissolve any alcohol, is to let it evaporate in warm or hot water.

+ Processed, packaged and frozen foods lack enzymes and minerals, making it difficult for your body to get the nutrients it needs.

MELONS AND CITRUS
have a high, naturally occurring water and sugar content. They are quickly digested and may begin to ferment as they move through the digestive system. It is recommended to either eat them alone, or with other fruit from the same family.

PROTEINS AND FATS
Protein can be found in all foods, including fruits and vegetables, particularly squash, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower and sprouts. Avocados, coconuts, olive and flaxseed oils all contain adequate amounts of essential fatty acids (avoid foods cooked in oil, or fried foods while cleansing). By eating a variety of foods, it is easy to consume the needed 20-30 grams of protein per day.

TIPS

  1. Anyone who has sensitivities to sugar and/or yeast, should only consume vegetables, non-sweet foods and non-sweet vegetable juices while cleansing.
  2. It is important to drink an adequate amount of water while cleansing. We recommend distilled or spring water for drinking, and approximately 5 ounces of water for every 10 pounds of body weight (doubling in warm weather.)
  3. Snacking on raw fruits or vegetables is allowed. Snacking does slow the cleansing process, but if you do choose to, try to consume the snack approximately 20 minutes before or after an herb set.

 

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