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Detox & Hormone Imbalance: 8 Types of Food You MUST Ditch!

For some people, the world of detox is like a paradoxical world. It’s so easy to get lost while looking for nutrition fruits detox pcos dietinformation on the net. There are tons of detox processes out there. If you want an easy one to follow, hit here.
If not, these are general rules to follow for an effective detox.
Here are eight food types that HAVE to go to allow your body to detox naturally:

Detox Diet Tip #1: GLUTEN

Pasta (gluten-free is okay), bread, cereal, baked goods made with white flour and white sugar, whole wheat products. Gluten acts as a glue or a thick paste in your intestines which slows down your transit. There is an association between poor functioning bowel, leaky gut syndrome, hormone imbalance, and developing auto-immune diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel syndrome (IBS). So, gluten’s gotta go!

 

Detox Diet Tip #2: DAIRY 

detoxThat includes milk, cheese, yogurt, cream and all other dairy products. We’re talking about the non-bio kinds of dairy. They’re full of unnecessary hormones and antibiotics that contribute to the poor gut health and the rapid progression of what we call superbugs. Superbugs are essentially bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics.

Even if you are eating bio dairy products, you still have natural-occurring hormones, which may interfere with your endocrine system. On top of that, there are some proteins in dairy products that a lot of us cannot digest. Most people have some form of lactose intolerance, meaning it’s hard for our body to digest and break that the lactose protein found in animal products. So while trying to find the best diet and foods to eat for detox or hormonal control, you should consider cutting down on dairy products.

 

 

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Detox Diet Tip #3: REFINED SUGAR 

All processed sugars have to go when you’re thinking about a detoxing your organism. They’re contributing to our hormonal imbalance and transform into fats that build up in our body. The tricky thing is that refined sugar is almost in every food nowadays, so it’s virtually impossible to eradicate refined sugar from your diet unless you go raw vegan. But you can slowly, and

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carefully try to eliminate as much synthetic sugar as possible. It’s a very tedious process, but it’ll be worth it in the end as you’ll feel more energized, and that energy will be sustainable. So fewer highs and lows. And you’ll be proud of yourself for ditching refined sugar. Unprocessed raw honey, cinnamon, and maple syrup are good options if you want to sweet thing up. Organic coconut sugar isn’t bad either.

 

 

Detox Diet Tip #4: PROCESSED FOODS 

detoxCanned and boxed foods can sometimes be the devil, for their content and the actual can. You should try to compare the amount of sugar present in a box of peaches and fresh ones. Same with salted canned food. Sure, it may help preserve the food in the can, but all that added sugar/salt goes in your body afterward. As if this wasn’t enough, some canned food linings have the potential of disrupting your hormonal balance too, because they contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The term is self-explanatory. So when possible, choose fresh food instead of canned.

 

 

Detox Diet Tip #5: ALCOHOL 

The liver is one of the most important organs for detox. Lots of people detox their liver so it can do its detox alcoholjob better. Alcohol, on the other side, does the exact opposite: it poisons your liver, even in small quantities. See, our body does not store liquor the same way it stores sugar or fat. Since it doesn’t know what to do with it, your liver starts breaking down almost immediately. The by-product of that breaking down is called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is a poison. Hence this poison can damage your liver in ways that sometimes are irreversible.

So as much as you can, avoid alcohol while detoxing. Give your liver a fair chance to detox!

 

 

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Detox Diet Tip #6: CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in coffee and certain teas. Most folks know that caffeine has an excitatory effect on our body. But very few know about the inflammatory effect caffeine has on us. Inflammation is the root of most diseases, especially the digestive ones. Try to wean off coffee gradually, to not have those headaches from withdrawal.

Detox Diet Tip #7: HIGH-FAT FOODS

In this category, we include anything from chips to deep-fried foods. Deep fried food is a no-go when following a detox diet. You’ve probably realized that every time you eat a greasy meal you feel full and sluggish. Well, this is precisely what you want to avoid while detoxing. Eating high-fat food during your detox process will cancel its beneficiary effects.

It is my personal opinion that high-fat foods should be ditched out from our diet, detox or not. I know it’s not easy because it’s comfort food, and it tastes good, and it feels good, while you eat it. But the aftermath is always the worst: bloating, indigestion, cramps, and so on. So if you’re not ready to give it up altogether, try to go gradually.

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Detox Diet Tip #8: RED MEAT

Red meat slows down your transit. It takes our body typically 24 to 72 hours to fully digest red meat. Just this fact explains why you want to keep off red meat while detoxing. If you can’t go without it while detoxing, try choosing grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free meat.
These are the eight types of food you should try to ditch to make detoxing easier and more efficient. Would you be interested in detoxing? Tell me what you think about it!
Peace, Love, and Health
Didi

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6 thoughts on “Detox & Hormone Imbalance: 8 Types of Food You MUST Ditch!”

  • Hi there, great article on what and how to detox. As a health and fitness junkie, I picked up a few things I didn’t even know! I’m vegan so most of the items on the list I don’t have to worry about, except coffee! (and wine!). Those two i drink in moderation every now and then but I use sweetner on my cup of joe. Would splenda or those artificial sweetners contain gluten? Thanks again

    • Hey Robby!

      Glad this article was of help to you 🙂

      As for sweeteners, although most of them do not contain gluten, they can still trigger the SAME reactions as gluten does, especially to people with gluten sensitivity/intolerance (also known as Celiac disease). We’re talking about bloating, belly pain, diarrhea, to name a few symptoms. So as a word of precaution, I’d be careful on the sweeteners and would avoid them on a detox diet.

      I usually like to use cinnamon to sweet things up: it’s natural and actually healthy! If not you could go for something like raw, organic honey too. Try it with your cup of joe and let me know what you think!

      Stay blessed, 

      Didi

  • Hey Didi,

    Thanks a lot. You have taught me a lot valuable lessons in this article and I really appreciate it.

    I know that some foods such as refined sugar, canned foods, alcohol and even read meat are not good for the body at all. But I didn’t know the implications of eating these types of food.

    For instance, I never knew that read meat takes about 24 to 72 hours to get digested fully. And I think this alone is a very dangerous sign telling all that we need to stay far away from red meet.,

    I also din’t know that taking in caffeine can cause inflammation in the body, which is also very dangerous. Thanks you so much for sharing this information with me. I will now be very careful about the food I eat.

  • Thanks for this wealth of tips on how to aid detoxification by avoiding certain foods. It really helps, except that I got confused with the “gluten” part. And also, the “caffeine” part. What got me confused is that, some health advocates recommend substitution of gluten instead of meat products, as gluten can taste like meat but better because it’s plant-based. Now, with regard to caffeine, there were researches that I read saying actually has an anti-inflammatory effect as opposed to what you said here, that it has an inflammatory effect. I drink coffee primarily for prevention of certain cancers, and I learned that also from reading articles about coffee that it indeed prevent contracting of cancer. How do you explain that?

    • Hi Gomer, 

      These are legitimate questions you’ve asked. I’ll try to answer to the best of my capabilities. 

      Gluten: 

      Yes, gluten can be used as an alternative to meat. It does provide an interesting consistency, and can satisfy our wanting to feel full, similarly to how meat does it. But just like soy is an alternative options to those who want to stop drinking cow’s milk, using gluten instead of dairy it not without consequences. 

      Like I mentioned above, wheat gluten acts as a glue and contributes to the development of intestinal issues such as Celiac’s disease, diverticulosis and diverticulitis, just to name a few. It might be an option for those wanting to stop eating meat, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it is a good, or the best option out there. In other words, there’s always 2 sides to the story…

      Caffeine: 

      The subject of caffeine, just like wine, has always been controverted too. There are both risks and benefits to drinking coffee. The caffeine in coffee increases catecholamines. These are involved in your “fight or flight” response when in the presence of a stressful situation. This stress response will trigger both an increase in cortisol and insulin, which have inflammatory effects on our body. That’s what I’m referring to when saying that caffeine has an inflammatory effect on our body. Now this applies a lot more to people who have insulin resistance (like the women suffering from PCOS who visit this blog) and those suffering from diabetes type 2. But with the epidemic of obesity and “diabesity” in this part of the world, I believe we can’t be over cautious. 

      This article’s goal is to provide guidance or someone who’d like to detox, yet to go gradually (and not having to go for a fast). When detoxing, some types of food have to go: gluten and caffeine are two of those. I cannot say that one or the other is entirely bad. But when thinking about detox, usually anything that can trigger an addiction (such as sugar and coffee) has to go, to allow our organism to regenerate itself and find nutrients to replenish itself. 

      Should you want more info, or research articles concerning that, please send me a personal message at didi@prosperousandhealthy.com and I’ll be glad to share my resources with you..

      Stay blessed,

      Didi

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