Detox Diet
words by Helaina Lungu
Foods To Enjoy
  • PROTEIN – chicken, eggs, kangaroo, tempeh, tofu, turkey, fresh fish
  • BEANS & LEGUMES – alfalfa sprouts, azuki beans, broad beans, bean sprouts, black beans, Borlotti beans, butter beans, chickpeas or garbanzos, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, mung beans, navy beans, pinto beans, split peas
  • NUTS & SEEDS – almonds, Brazil nuts, chia seeds, coconut, hazelnuts, linseed/flaxseeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, pepitas, pine nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts
  • VEGETABLES – enjoy all fresh vegetables, homemade or organic fermented vegetables such as kimchi & sauerkraut
  • FRUIT – enjoy all fresh fruits, fruits dehydrated at home without additives are permitted
  • DAIRY PRODUCTS – goats milk products, organic unsweetened nut milk, organic unsweetened rice milk, organic unsweetened soy milk, plain coconut yoghurt, sheep’s milk products
  • CONDIMENTS – all herbs & spices, garlic, homemade dressings & sauces, homemade dips & spreads, lemon juice,
    organic tamari, salt – sea or Himalayan, stevia & sucralose
  • GRAINS & CEREALS – amaranth, almond meal, brown rice, buckwheat, coconut flour, corn, gluten-free flour, gluten-free natural rice cakes, hazelnut meal, lupin, millet, polenta, quinoa, red rice, wild rice
  • OILS – coconut oil, flaxseed oil, macadamia oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, sesame oil, walnut oil
  • BEVERAGES – herbal tea, green tea (organic preferably), juices made from fresh fruit & vegetables, pure filtered water, unflavoured sparkling mineral water, unflavoured kombucha


Foods To Avoid
  • PROTEIN – all mince, beef, duck, lamb, pork, sausages, veal, shellfish, cured/smoked meats, fish susceptible to higher heavy metal levels, tinned meat & fish
  • BEANS & LEGUMES – flavoured & salted canned beans or those with additives & preservatives
  • NUTS & SEEDS – peanuts (including peanut butter), roasted and/or salted nuts
  • VEGETABLES – avoid canned, dried/dehydrated, frozen and/or pickled vegetables
  • FRUIT – canned fruit due to added sugar & preservatives, crystallized/candied fruit, dried fruit due to high sulphites
  • DAIRY PRODUCTS – avoid all dairy products made from cow’s milk, yoghurt, cheese & ice cream
  • CONDIMENTS – additives (inc. MSG), artificial colours, preservatives, sugar, honey, coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, aspartame, saccharine, commercially made sauces & condiments, spice/herb blends containing added salts, sugars, and artificial ingredients, wasabi
  • GRAINS & CEREALS – avoid all gluten-containing grains including barley, oats, rye, spelt, triticale, wheat
  • OILS – butter, canola oil, duck fat, fried foods, ghee, margarine, peanut oil, vegetable oil
  • BEVERAGES – alcohol, black tea, caffeinated soft drinks, coffee, fruit drinks & cordials, reconstituted fruit juice, soft drink or carbonated beverages
Words by Helaina Lungu

Words by Helaina Lungu

Helaina is a passionate and experienced practitioner who has qualifications in naturopathy, weight loss consulting, and personal training. Her experience includes educating the community and practitioners alike about the benefits of and the latest trends in the natural medicine industry. In the past Helaina has represented some of the biggest natural health brands in Australia, like Bioceuticals and Metagenics, before founding The Botaniq in 2020. Her particular fields of interest include weight management, digestive, and mental health. In her spare time, she loves to listen to music, go for long drives, head to the beach, and go for a walk with her beautiful pug.