Light Monday, the menu to purify yourself with persimmons

Have you had a high calorie weekend? To remedy, he uses the power of the gods for a whole day persimmon: they help you to cleanse the intestine of waste and waste substances, a detoxify the liver, to activate the elimination of toxins through diuresis. All without feeling hungry, because these fruits are also an energetic and nutritious food.

Because persimmons help purify

“Persimmons contain many substances with a strong detox activity,” confirms the doctor Sara Ciastellardi, nutritionist and homeopath in Pisa and Livorno. “Indeed, in addition to enzymes, vitamin C, beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A), and some minerals useful for detoxifying the liver and counteracting inflammation, have lots of fibers which act as “scavengers” of the colon, reduce the absorption of cholesterol and serve to rebalance the intestinal microbiome, because they are the nourishment of the beneficial bacterial flora ».

And that’s not all: «These fruits boast a particularly high percentage of water, equal to about 80% of their weight, so they are ideal for stimulating diuresis and lightening the filter work of the kidneys. Finally, being slightly alkaline, they counteract gastric acidity, so they are ok even immediately after a weekend in which you are a bit exaggerated at the table ».

For an even more effective action, it is better to alternate the different varieties of the fruit: «Compared to the common type, the persimmon apple it has lower quantities of sugar and, therefore, a lower impact on blood sugar ”, concludes Ciastellardi, who has developed the menu proposed below.


Upon awakening

1 glass of warm water with the juice of 1/2 lemon


1 apple and persimmon fruit salad (1 apple + 1 persimmon) + 1 slice of toasted wholemeal bread


1 persimmon apple + 2 tablespoons of light ricotta


1 persimmon, lettuce and walnut salad (1/2 persimmon + 100 g of lettuce leaves + 4 walnut kernels) dressed with 1 teaspoon of linseed oil, lemon juice and a few drops of lime


1 persimmon blended with the juice of 1/2 lemon, ginger to taste and mint leaves


1 persimmon, radicchio and pear salad (1/2 persimmon, 100 g radicchio leaves, 1 pear) dressed with 1 teaspoon of linseed oil, lemon juice and a few drops of lime