With a day every 7-10 days without animal proteins and with the vegetable ones reduced to a minimum, give a break to the kidneys, which 24 hours a day are engaged in the complex processes of purification of the organism.
Thus, you allow these fundamental excretory organs to rest and, at the same time, to devote themselves more efficiently toelimination of waste, toxins and liquid stagnation.
"The benefits are 360 degrees: all organs will return to work at full capacity thanks to the deep cleaning of each cell, you will keep inflammation under control, you will feel more rested and energetic and the skin will appear clean and relaxed », explains Dr. , nutritionist biologist.
What should you eat on your light day? «To avoid energy drops, you need foods with good nutritional value. To avoid glycemic peaks, choose them that contain fiber and combine them with healthy fats (they have a low glycemic index). Therefore, as well as low protein cereals, such as corn and rice, focuses on quality fats, namely those of olive oil and avocado, e abounds with vegetables, to stock up on vitamins and minerals.
Carrots, beets, peppers and radishes have negligible amounts of protein but many valuable trace elements, especially potassium, phosphorus and iron. Green light also to fruit: in this season, melons, watermelon and peaches ensure the body excellent quantities of water, which further contributes to the purification and elimination of excess fluids.
In the light day you have to totally banish salt, which promotes retention and hinders diuresis ”, concludes the expert.
Here is an example of a full day menu.
1 cup of green tea + 2 rice cakes with a teaspoon of unsweetened jam + 1/2 mashed avocado
1 peach and watermelon smoothie
70 g of corn couscous with sautéed carrots and zucchini and 1 teaspoon of raw extra virgin olive oil + 1/2 mashed avocado
2 slices of melon
70 g of Venere rice with sautéed peppers and 1 teaspoon of raw extra virgin olive oil