Sunny days give us energy and lift our moods, so we’re more active. By July, there’s typically a bounty of fruits and vegetables in gardens and at local farmers’ markets and farm stands. That bounty includes virtually all of Mother Nature’s best aids in detoxing our bodies and infusing our systems with nutrients to achieve optimal health and an optimal weight. No wonder this signature detox menu—emphasizing locally grown produce—has been getting speedy results for decades. “I’ve often seen seven pounds in a week, 10 pounds in a week, 15 pounds in two weeks,” Dr. Haas reports. “If you’re carrying extra pounds, just focus on fresh veggies, and weight loss will be one of the primary wellness benefits.”
This summer-ready version of Dr. Haas’ signature detox diet is designed to be customized with your favorite seasonal fruits and veggies—especially produce from local growers. You can even enjoy sweet fruit like watermelon and cherries and starchy favorites like corn and potatoes! To speed initial results, Dr. Haas calls for only anti-inflammatory fats (olive oil, organic butter) and protein (plant protein, seafood). While using this plan, drink plenty of water and/ or herbal tea—preferably two glasses before each sitting. Sea¬son meals with herbs, spices, vinegar, lemon juice, and mus¬tard as desired. A little stevia is fine, but avoid other sweeteners.
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