FAT PROTEIN CARBS at every meal
While many diets and cleanses report to provide the best benefits by eliminating many types of food – in some cases entire groups of foods (i.e., carbohydrates) – the ReCleanse program is designed to honour the fact that the human body requires a daily supply of healthy food choices in all three of the macro-nutrient categories: fat, protein and carbohydrates. The absence or limitation of any one of these macronutrients can cause metabolic disarray and a decline in health from optimal levels.
Eating the right types of fat is crucial for maintaining health as it helps the body regulate blood sugar and keeps the skin and other tissues lubricated. Using cold-pressed, unrefined oils in food preparation is absolutely necessary as well as making sure to regularly eat foods that are rich in heart-healthy omega-3’s like DHA and EPA. It is best to keep saturated fats to a minimum and focus on healthy oils such as olive,
Protein is the building block of most body tissues and hormones. Ensuring adequate protein intake means the body will have the tools (i.e., amino acids) to rebuild healthy tissue and maintain proper hormone balance. Many people admit they have a hard time getting enough high quality protein. The key to choosing protein sources is, after all, quality. Low quality or low BV protein can contribute to body pH alterations, ammonia accumulation, and toxicity. High biological value (BV) protein sources are easily used by the body to help heal, restore, regenerate and recover cells and tissues. Higher BV protein sources do not leave behind ammonia residues during cellular processing and therefore do not contribute to toxicity.
Even though the recent trend has been to reduce or eliminate carbohydrates altogether, they are necessary for energy production. Limitation of carbohydrate intake actually contributes to body toxicity by promoting a state called ketosis.
Ketone bodies produced with low to zero carbohydrate diets change the pH of the body and contribute to toxicity. Choosing the right carbohydrate sources will add much beneficial fibre to the diet, fuel the brain to keep it alert and awake, and it will fuel the cleansing objective. Quality fibre is critical to the cleansing objective.