One major advantage of incorporating raw, whole foods into one’s diet is the detoxification of organs and tissues. When making the switch to a healthy, whole foods diet, some experience irritability, acne, headaches, etc. These are symptoms of the body’s natural way of detoxifying itself by releasing toxins that make us sick and speed the aging process.
Detoxification is actually an indication that the body is healing itself from the inside out. When the body is supplied with food that cleanses the blood, colon, and other organs it releases toxins, fats, unwanted hormones, etc back into the blood stream which is then excreted through the bowels and even the skin. To speed up the detoxification process, try drinking fresh juice.
Using an electronic juicer or juice extractor can give a day’s worth of fruits and vegetables in one glass.
Juicing for health is beneficial not only to the body and organs, but it is easy to digest and heals the digestive system as well. Juicing is a natural appetite suppressant yet are chockfull of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. There are recorded cases of individuals that have experienced speedy recoveries from ailments such as broken bones to depression to sinus trouble to anemia to heart attacks by simply adding fresh juices into their diets as either snacks or compliments before a meal.
The general packaged or store bought juice has been pasteurized and made from concentrate. During the pasteurization process, the juice has been heated so valuable nutrients have been lost. Unfortunately, enzymes are lost as well. Enzymes (protein or amino acids) are the spark of life in plant based food that gives us energy and repair cells. Unless the label reads unpasteurized, e.j. Genesis Today Acai Berry Juice, you can assume that all the benefits of enzymes have been removed from of the juice.
Juice extracted from fresh fruits and vegetables fight infections and bring balance back to the body. These enzyme rich foods prepare the body for rebuilding cells, strengthen the immune system, and boost energy.
Fiber is lost during juice extraction. Yet protein, calcium, vitamin A & C, iron, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, zinc, copper, etc are maintained in the juice. So, be sure to implement fiber rich foods into your diet.
Recipes to try:
Carrot-Orange Juice: (1 serving) Juice four carrots, two oranges (or apples).
Green Juice: (1 serving) 1 kale leaf, few springs of cilantro or parsley, 2 stalks of celery, and
½ a cucumber
Kiwi Surprise: (1 serving) 1 kiwi peeled, 1 ½ cup strawberries