I spontaneously decided to eat only papayas (+ some veggies and passion fruit) for one day to support my body’s detoxification. However, the benefits of a mono island are countless.
What is papaya island/mono island?
The term ‘mono island’ describes a period of time where you only eat one particular fruit. The purpose of this ‘island’ is to give your body a break from digestion. Your body uses this excess energy to heal and detoxify. A mono island is easier to execute than water fasting, due to the unlimited amount of calories you are allowed to eat during the fast. You can either ‘visit’ a mono island for only one or two days or plan on doing a “full detox” for 1 to 4 weeks. Some people do a cleanse like this for up to 3 months.
Only 1 fruit?
Some people argue that eating other fruit or vegetables might interfere with a mono island. But in my opinion, it won’t. I believe that incorporating leafy greens, vegetables, herbs and spices doesn’t only complete your diet nutrient-wise but also supports the detoxification process due to the beneficial components found in different plants. Whether you want to get 100% of your calories from one fruit or decide to go with only 80% is totally up to you. I personally prefer option 2. Either way, if you stick to a fully raw diet during mono island you will be able to benefit from all the items listed below.
There are countless benefits, including:
- Improved digestion
- Detoxification from heavy metals and other pollutants
- Less bloating
- Clearer and smoother skin
- Decreased water retention
- Mental clarity
- Weight loss
- Improved mood
- Greater sense of happiness and well-being
- Deeper connection to yourself and others
- A profound sense of appreciation of gratitude for life and the beings and things around you
- More energy
- An easier transition to a healthier diet
Sounds cool, I wanna do it
And now, lean back and enjoy watching my island holiday: