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Foods to Include on a Detox

Detox Foods to Eat


Updated June 21, 2014

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This detox diet food list is continued from the previous page.


  • "milks" made from allowed foods, such as rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk
  • coconut milk - except canned coconut milk
  • water
  • herbal teas
  • green tea
  • lemon water
  • unsweetened juice made from allowed fruits and vegetables
  • mineral or seltzer water - in limited amounts


  • brown rice syrup
  • erythritol
  • stevia
  • real maple syrup
  • raw honey
  • black strap molasses


  • apple cider vinegar
  • Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • miso - small amounts
  • black olives
  • lemons and limes
  • fresh and dried herbs and spices
  • cacao powder and cacao nibs
  • carob powder
  • sea salt
  • mustard
  • wheat-free tamari - in limited amounts

Animal Protein

Detox diets differ on the question of whether to include animal protein. If it is included, allowed foods may include: 

  • organic turkey
  • organic chicken, preferably pastured
  • wild, cold-water fish, such as Alaskan salmon
  • lamb
  • wild game, such as venison, buffalo, ostrich

Daily Detox Do's

  • Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day
  • Take the time to chew food well.

SEE ALSO: Detox Diet Quiz | Foods to Avoid | 4 Herbal Teas for a Detox Diet | Dandelion Tea | Best Detox Foods to Try

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