Vegetables and fruits contain a large amount of vitamins and fiber, which the body needs so much. The fat content in them is minimal, therefore such a diet is recommended for people suffering from hypertension and obesity. It should be remembered that there is practically no protein in vegetables and fruits, so you cannot eat only them for a long time.
From time to time, it is beneficial for each person to eat only fruits and vegetables for a while. There are many positive effects of such nutrition: recharge with vitamins, lose weight, allow the liver to rest from toxins and substances such as fats that are heavy for it. But sticking to this way of eating is tricky, especially in cold weather. If you want to take a course of the fruit and vegetable diet, then select the period during which you will follow it. The following options are recommended: one fasting day a week, one week no more than once every 2-3 months or one month every six months.
One fruit and vegetable day will not hurt every person, and it is easy to endure it. The rules are as follows. The menu contains nothing but fruits and vegetables. You can process them in any way: bake, boil, stew, steam, you can not fry and use oil, add sugar. Salt and spices are also very undesirable. If you crave something sweet, eat a few berries or a sweet fruit. Do not get carried away with potatoes, bananas and dried fruits, as they are very high in calories. It is better to refrain from drinking coffee and black tea, but you can drink green, mineral and ordinary purified water. If you repeat such a fasting day once a week, then in a couple of months you can lose a few extra pounds.
Fruit and Vegetable Week can be strict or balanced. The strict option is as follows. The first two days are completely vegetable, then fruit and vegetable days alternate. Bananas, kiwi and grapes are prohibited from fruits, and potatoes from vegetables. You can eat no more than one and a half kg of food per day. The balanced version is easier. Every day you can eat any vegetables and fruits, in addition, it is allowed to eat 100 g of soy tofu cheese per day (to replenish the lack of proteins). In any case, you need to drink at least one and a half or two liters of water daily. You cannot repeat the vegetable diet more than once every 2 or 3 months.
A four-week fruit and vegetable diet allows for the inclusion of extraneous foods, since going without protein for a whole month is unhealthy. You need to eat about 150 g of lean meat per day, for example, boiled chicken or turkey, fish. You can eat boiled eggs. The rest of the menu should consist of fruits and vegetables. Fatty and flour products, sugar are prohibited. The first and third weeks are more stringent. In the second and fourth, it is sometimes allowed to drink coffee with low-fat milk. Occasionally you can eat a little cheese. This diet is recommended to be repeated no more than once every six months. It is impossible to get out of it abruptly; other products should be gradually added.