Red diet, weight loss and detox after Christmas: benefits, what to eat and contraindications

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The red diet, the typical color of Christmas, can also be followed after the holidays to dispose of some of the extra pounds accumulated during lunches and dinners with friends and relatives. Here is what you can eat and the benefits

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La red diet, typical color of Christmas, it can also be followed after the holidays to dispose of some of the extra pounds accumulated during lunches and dinners with friends and relatives. Here is what you can eat and the benefits.





Like all diets, even the red one, it offers a low-calorie diet to lose weight quickly enough and purify yourself after big binges or at other times of the year.

In this case, as the name also underlines, it is a diet that prefers red-colored foods that belong to the plant world.

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Red diet, how it works and benefits

The red diet exploits the antioxidant capacities of red fruit and vegetables (we know that the various shades present in nature correspond to specific properties, in this regard read the rainbow of fruit and vegetables) to promote detox and weight loss.

The substances with antioxidant power present in red foods are in particular anthocyanins and lycopene. But minerals such as potassium and magnesium and vitamins such as C and folic acid are also beneficial for our body.

Not only useful for promoting purification and weight loss, these foods rich in water and nutrients also carry out a prevention activity against cancer and cardiovascular diseases, help the well-being of sight, bones, teeth and more.

The only advice of this diet is to include a large variety of red foods in your diet every day. Practically most of the foods must be part of this category and all the others must be strongly limited (if not eliminated). It goes without saying that such a restrictive diet can be carried on for a few days.

Red diet, what to eat

The typical foods of the red diet to bring to the table every day depending on the season in which you intend to follow it are:


  • tomato
  • blood orange
  • red grapefruit
  • raspberry
  • radish
  • pomegranate
  • red radish
  • red potatoes
  • red onions
  • beetroot
  • red cabbage
  • red chard
  • strawberry
  • watermelon
  • cherry
  • cranberry
  • ribes
  • Red pepper
  • Goji berries

You can also add other foods such as bread and wholemeal pasta but in small portions and in a very marginal way compared to red colored foods.


Red diet, typical menu

A typical red diet day includes 3 meals and two typical snacks:

Breakfast: red orange juice or red fruit salad
Snack: fresh tomato juice
Lunch: radicchio, radish and red onion salad, red potatoes
Snack: Goji berries
Price: red vegetable soup (red cabbage, red chard, beets, etc.) wholemeal bread



Controindicazioni

This is a highly hypocaloric and purifying diet, before doing it even if for a few days, it is always good to hear the opinion of your doctor especially if you suffer from certain diseases or are taking drugs. If you intend to lose weight in a stable and lasting way, it is definitely better to avoid do-it-yourself diets and rely on the advice of a nutritionist.

Read also:

  • Diet of red radicchio
  • 4+1 diet
  • Lemon diet

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