Master Kundalini Yoga Y. Bhajan recommended a green diet for detoxification and spiritual elevation. The principle is simple: for 40 days, you can eat as much and whenever you want, but exclusively green foods. Salt and sugar are prohibited. Plant-based oils are allowed in unlimited quantities but not for frying.
Such a diet is a real challenge. However, if you practice it for at least a week, your body, mental state, and attitude towards food will transform. You don't have to commit to 40 days to feel the changes. Starting with 7 or 10 days is sufficient. Even if you make one meal completely "green," your liver will already thank you.
Green foods are rich in vitamins E, K, P, folic acid, and contain chlorophyll - a plant equivalent of blood hemoglobin. Chlorophyll strengthens the immune system and improves digestion. Green foods promote alkalization of the body, uplift mood, and provide a sense of freshness and youthfulness.
The results of such a diet include weight loss, cleansing of the cardiovascular system, liver, and bile ducts, as well as cellular rejuvenation. It's a chance to experience an entirely new psychological state.
Around the fourth day of the diet, food ceases to be an object of desire and a source of pleasure. It becomes a means of obtaining energy and satisfying hunger.
In the initial days of the diet, your body may experience increased fatigue - give it more rest, eat more frequently, and drink more water. However, by the fourth or fifth day, you may feel a surge of energy and enthusiasm for life - this is how the body reacts to the absence of sedative foods in the diet.
Foods You Can Eat:
Vegetables: zucchini, courgette, broccoli, cucumbers, cabbage, leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, green bell peppers, green tomatoes, artichokes, various herbs (dill, parsley, green onions), spinach, celery, asparagus, green peas (non-canned), string beans.
Fruits: green apple, green pear, kiwi, green grapes, avocado, pomelo, lime.
Grains: mung beans (mung dal), green buckwheat, green lentils.
Superfoods: spirulina, chlorella, seaweed, pumpkin seeds.
All spices except salt.
Entry and Exit:
Avoid adding additional stress by abruptly diving into the conditions of a monodiet. Be patient and gentle with yourself: three days before starting the diet, eliminate animal products, coffee, tea, sweets, and refined flour from your diet. Drink more water. This way, the unpleasant sensations associated with detoxification and body readjustment will be milder.
After completing the diet, gradually reintroduce foods into your diet: start with vegetables and fruits of other colors, then include nuts and legumes, and finally, add dairy products last.
If you have chronic illnesses, don't forget to consult your physician before undertaking any dietary changes.