I am not a fan of any particular diet, but twice a year one week before Easter and one week before Christmas I am fasting - I abstain from eating anything that comes from an animal - meat, milk, butter etc. During the rest of the year I eat meat and lots of vegetables, salads and garlic. I eat salad and garlic with every meal except breakfast. Garlic is also good pressed and mixed with mashed avocado with some lemon and salt. You can add the mixture to your salad or spread it on toast (preferably rye bread).
For me - the important rule is to avoid overeating. When I feel I’m full – I stop eating.
I drink mostly water, freshly squeezed juice and perhaps 50 ml alcohol per day.
My day begins with a spoon of honey mixed with cinnamon (good for your heart and joints), then some good coffee and water. I drink a lot of water during the day, perhaps around 2 litres. I drink around 50 ml of alcohol (rakia or grappa) in the evening with salad. Once per month (the 9th of every month) I drink only freshly squeezed fruit juice.
What fruits do I use – whatever I can find at my local shop or market. I prefer apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, kiwifruit, oranges and anything else that catches my eye. I believe that replenishes the missing vitamins and detoxifies my body.
Boosting your immune system
One glass of freshly squeezed juice every day. Do that for six months, then give yourself a break for two months and start again.
The basic ingredients are - carrots, spinach and lemon.
Add apple, orange, pineapple or melon to make it more interesting.
If you feel the spinach is too much you can replace it with celery.
Increase or decrease the number of carrots to your liking.
For your eyes
Back on the topic about the eyes - freshly squeezed juice rich in vitamin A:
Carrots, pumpkin, spinach, melon, oranges, peaches (I would eat cherries not toss them in the juicer, but they are good for your eyes too).
If fresh fruit and vegetables are not easily accessible you can try dried plums or apricots, they are rich in vitamin A.