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What are the guidelines for the 10-day Daniel Plan based on the Bible?

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The guidelines for following a Daniel Plan diet are to consume only fruits, vegetables, leans proteins, healthy grains and water. There are varying degrees of strictness for the Daniel Plan. According to the first chapter of the book of Daniel, Daniel and his friends requested to eat only vegetables and drank only water. However, many nutritionists also recognize the value of proteins, grains and fruits. Daniel Plan diets can range from several days to permanent.

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Breakfast ideas for meals that follow the Daniel Plan include oatmeal, a smoothie, a blueberry muffin, a veggie and protein scramble, a yogurt parfait, an omelet or quinoa. Lunch possibilities include tuna, chicken salad, a Cobb salad, a turkey wrap, a quinoa salad or a bean burrito. Dinner choices include chicken cutlets, halibut, fish tacos, a turkey burger, salmon or steak.

The Daniel Plan diet is designed to remove detrimental toxins from the body, including polluted air and water, chemicals, caffeine, allergies, stress, alcohol, legal and illegal drugs, cigarettes and sugar. Besides basic detoxification, the diet also boosts the body's immune system and can have a positive impact on many diseases and conditions, including depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and many more, states DanielsDiet.com.

The full story behind the Daniel Plan is taken from Daniel 1:12-16. Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar urged his slaves, including Daniel and the other young men from Judah, to indulge in rich food and wine. To set themselves apart, Daniel and his friends requested to be served only vegetables and water and asked to have their appearances compared to the other slaves after 10 days. When Daniel and his friends appeared more healthy, they were allowed to continue their healthy diet.

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