1. Health

Detox Foods to Exclude

Avoid These Foods on a Detox Diet

By

Updated April 03, 2014

Foods to avoid on a detox diet

Foods to avoid on a detox diet

Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

A detox diet is a focused, short-term diet to promote the elimination of unwanted chemicals and environmental and dietary toxins from the body. Although detox diets vary, here is a list of foods often avoided.

Dairy Products and Eggs

Eggs and all dairy products are avoided, including:

  • milk
  • cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • sour cream
  • yogurt and kefir
  • butter
  • ice cream and frozen yogurt

Wheat

Wheat and products containing wheat, such as pasta and bread.

Sweeteners

  • refined sugar
  • any white sugar
  • any brown sugar
  • high-fructose corn syrup
  • evaporated cane juice
  • artificial sweeteners

Gluten

All gluten-containing grains, including wheat, barley, rye, spelt, triticale, kamut, couscous, bran, and farina

Soy

  • tofu
  • soy milk
  • soy yogurt
  • soy sauce
  • soy protein powder
  • tempeh

Coffee and Caffeinated Beverages

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft drinks

This list of foods to avoid is continued on the next page...

Related Video
Common Mistakes in Low Carb Dieting
How to Prepare for a Low-Carb Diet
  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Alternative Medicine
  4. Diets
  5. Detox Diet
  6. Detox Foods to Exclude

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.