In addition, there is so much evidence that wheat is detrimental to our digestive lining, so for a true "cleanse" diet I would cut it out as well. If you were following veganism like this (or even with wheat) I don't think it is something that could be done long-term. Don't get me wrong, I love vegetables and there are days I don't crave meat, but for muscle repair and brain activity our bodies require certain amino acids that you can only receive from animal protein. In addition, many vegans find themselves supplementing. In my opinion, I feel that if a diet is wholesome, one shouldn't have to be taking any vitamins because they are getting it from their food as we had done since the beginning (this excludes vitamin D because enough of us don't get sun!!).
So if I were to be vegan it would be to ease my digestive tract and colon and my diet would consist of lightly sauteed vegetables in coconut oil (a good saturated fat) and for protein I would make an exception and eat fresh (wild) fish [Fish, especially salmon, have an amazing omega-3 ratio, something that most Westerners find off-balance because we over-use vegetable oils]. But, no other type of meat for the time period because those "organic chicken and meats" really aren't all that organic as we are told sadly. And how long would I do this? Probably about four weeks, then return to eating normal foods including grass-fed meat and pastured chicken when I saw fit. During the "cleansing" time (as I like to call the stage of being vegan) there are multiple healthful foods I would indulge in.
First, avocados make a great snack and are almost completely monounsaturated fat (like olive oil too!). They also contain an array of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin E. Next, I would be sure to include carbs like sweet potato because they are loaded with vitamin A, Riboflavin, and Thiamin. Vegetables are an easy area, but in case you run out of ideas check my veggies recipes in the tab and be sure to switch up a spinach salad one day to purple cabbage another to get all your nutrients. Lastly, as an indulgence don't forget fruit! Berries are delicious, and a banana with almond butter and cinnamon is a delicious snack. Would you try this vegan cleanse? Have you ever been vegan? What was your experience like?