What is an Anti-Inflammatory Cleanse?
In essence, an anti-inflammatory cleanse involves removing all foods from your diet that cause inflammation — many of which are not necessarily thought of as unhealthy. It’s important to understand that some inflammation in the body isn’t a bad thing. Inflammation is a necessary defence mechanism of the body, removing damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens, but this can cause serious problems — including exacerbating existing health conditions — if it turns chronic.
Avoid all processed foods.
Remember, this detox is meant to help remove harmful toxins and elements from your body. All processed foods are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates and are toxic to your body. Eat only real food that comes from the ground or an animal.
Cut out all sugar.
Sugar is inflammatory and addictive. Eliminating all forms of sugar will help your body reenergize and help to reduce cravings. Beware of hidden sweetneers foods such as peanut butter, bread, salad dressing and yogurt.
Steer clear of foods that stress your liver.
The liver is the body’s natural detox system, so everyone needs to take extra care of this critical organ. In addition to processed foods and sugar (which you will already be cutting out), other foods that can stress the liver and which should be removed from your diet for the short term are sodium and alcohol. Also beware of other potentially inflammatory foods such as gluten, corn, soy, and dairy. It’s your chance to clean out your body, so try eliminating as many of these foods as you can during this food detox.
What to expect….
Two days a week, we will deliver (Monday and Friday) all the food you need for your day ( Monday delivery contains meals for Monday through Thursday. Friday delivery contain meals for Friday through Sunday) for the duration of the program.
A typical day may look like this…
Start your day with warm lemon water, which helps stimulate and clean out the liver, boost your vitamin C levels, and prepare your body for digestion by stimulating the release of enzymes.
Breakfast: Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie: spinach, raw cacao, frozen organic cherries, chia seeds, coconut milk
Snack: green tea and walnuts
Lunch: Large salad with avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olive oil, balsamic dressing, and tomato soup
Dinner: wild caught lemon herb salmon sweet potatoes and aspergus
Dessert: dark chocolale chia pudding with raspberries