Best Foods to Eat After a Cleanse
After a body detox diet your body will be sensitive to any foods with unnatural ingredients such as dense breads, processed fare, or foods with too much sugar or salt. You will also want to continue to avoid most dairy products and go easy on the caffeine. After a cleanse, once your body has rid itself of toxins and waste, you enter a sort of “maintenance period” in which you are still encouraging the blood pH to stay balanced, and encouraging helpful bacteria to live and increase in your stomach, lower intestine and colon.
What you eat now will decide whether you maintain your good results and continue to become healthy, or slip back into old patterns. Therefore, you should proceed cautiously, reverently acknowledging that you have taken a huge step toward a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. This doesn’t mean that you must stick strictly with the cleanse diet, however.
After your initial cleanse, you can start eating more whole grains and some starches. You can also include occasional red meat, as long as you don’t eat it too often, and don’t eat it with a starchy food, like potatoes. You can eat more cooked food too, since your digestive system is balanced again and capable of breaking it down and digesting it.
It is always best to avoid eggs, sugar, caffeine, and dairy. Toxic foods should be on your list of foods to stay away from as often as possible, although on occasions where they become unavoidable for some reason, eating them should be followed by a day of eating raw, cleansing foods. You will find that maintenance and health becomes all about balance and moderation.
Stick with eating as many raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds as possible. These foods should be part of what you eat everyday to keep yourself healthy. Kale, spinach, and other leafy greens, as well as green juice and fresh fruits should remain the main staples of your diet; these healthy foods are replacing caffeine, sugar, dairy, and refined white flour and ensuring that you get a good dose of the necessary daily vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Even after a cleanse, you want to remain aware of the nutrients your body needs in order to function every day. This means you should choose foods that supply a variety of health benefits, like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, nuts, seeds, and legumes. In this stage that comes after cleansing, you are learning new, daily eating habits that are going to last you a lifetime.