The Right and Wrong Way to Detox

Read this before you jump on the cleansing bandwagon.

by Stacey Colino
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Photograph: YinYang

Breakfast
   
¾ cup fat-free cottage cheese, mixed with ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
   
1 cup water with 1 ounce lemon juice
   
1 cup green tea

   
Midmorning snack
   
¾ cup cherries

   
Lunch
   
Steamed asparagus (at least 8 stalks)

4 ounces firm tofu, topped with 1 ounce lemon juice and 1 teaspoon fresh sage
     
18 pistachios
     
1 cup water with 1 ounce lemon juice
   
   
Midafternoon snack
   
1 cup artichoke hearts, topped with 1 ounce lemon juice
   
1 cup green tea
   
   
Dinner
   
Large red-leaf-lettuce salad with 1 sliced plum tomato, ½ cup sliced cucumber and ½ cup diced green bell peppers, dressed with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil and the vinegar of your choice
   
Steamed Brussels sprouts (as much as you want)
   
3 ounces grilled tilapia, topped with 1 teaspoon dill
   
1 cup water with 1 ounce lemon juice
   
1 cup blackberries

 

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