Week 1&2: A healthy body begins with living right, eating good foods and eliminating toxins from our body.
Our vegetarian detoxification template is loaded with green vegetables, nuts, fruits, lentils and gluten free carbohydrates to help the body eliminate built up toxins in the liver.
The liver is the main organ focused in our detoxification process. If the liver is not functioning properly, all of the other organs such as the colon, kidneys, heart, brain, lungs, skin and hormonal systems will be less adequate.
This can breakdown the body making it susceptible to many life threatening diseases. Our well designed detoxification program should provide the liver the ability to rid itself of incoming toxins and flush away the stored up fat soluble toxins, leaving you feeling more focused and clearing away the “mental fog” we find we live with on a daily basis.
Week 3: The average American diet consists of 510 mg of dietary cholesterol per day. The Low Cholesterol template provides intake averages less than 120 mg per day for the seven-day period. These menus contain plenty of fiber-rich foods including grains and vegetables which will help in lowering LDL levels (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.
By combining a regular exercise program with these templates one can raise HDL (good cholesterol ) levels and prevent future health problems. The primary source of proteins comes from fish and poultry. Meals are distributed between 5 to 6 meals each day to boost metabolism.
Week 4: These menus follow the guidelines set by the American Heart Association to help reduce your risk of heart disease. They are jam-packed with fruits, vegetables, a variety of whole-grain products, and “good” fats. The menus are rich in foods that contain soluble fibers as well as omega-3 fatty acids such as fatty fish, nuts and flaxseed, which all help to lower cholesterol and protect our heart health. This heart healthy diet is high in B vitamins including B6 and folate, which may help to lower levels of a substance called homocysteine in the blood. High levels of homocysteine are a clear risk factor for heart disease. Other heart healthy substances included in these menus are phytochemicals such as isoflavones found in legumes such as soybeans; lycopene found in produce such as tomatoes; indoles found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, polyphenols present in green or black tea; and beta-carotene found in orange and yellow produce. The foods contained in these menus increase your intake of not only phytochemicals but also antioxidants, which also can help to protect you from certain health problems such as heart disease.