Lean & Fit newsletter Subscribe to get health and fitness news e-mailed to you every Wednesday. "It's made me look at food differently," Scruggs says, adding that she knows now how to use dates as a sweetener, make cashew milk from scratch and cook without using oil. But if you are concerned about protein intake and detox safety in general, contact your doctor before setting out on a detox program, she suggests. To counteract gas, Haas suggests chewing more, especially when it comes to cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli. So is the plan offered by Ebeth Johnson, a chef and healthful eating specialist at the P Street Whole Foods in Washington.