Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Juicing and Detoxing
Your body is designed to detox your cells of toxins as part of it's natural self-regulatory cleansing process.
Juicing is a powerful way to assist and speed up this process by incorporating cleansing ingredients and concentrated nutrition to help your body work better. It's been estimated that people on average have at least 5 to 10 pounds of accumulated toxins in their cells, tissues and organs. These include chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, drug residues, food additives and a long list of toxins from our environment that are attacking us on a daily basis. Fortunately regular juicing can help improve your body's ability to detoxify and repair on the cellular level. Think of juice detoxing as motivation for dropping some unhealthy toxic pounds that are holding you back from looking and feeling your best!
Below are few Great Detox Juice Recipes for both weight loss or cleanse your body of toxins. Use organic ingredients if possible to avoid adding more toxins into your body!!!
Cucumber Greens Delight Detox
1 large cup of spinach
1 large cup of parsley
1 celery stock
1/2 medium lemon (not the peels) ( fruit exception because of it's alkalizing effects on the body and helps with taste. )
Create Your Own Detox Recipes:
Below are a few ingredients you can use as a guide and mix and match to keep things interesting:
Cucumber: a base of choice for most detox recipes since they are water dense which helps eliminate toxic waste as well as having a reputation for dissolving kidney stones, cleansing and rejuvenating the skin.
Celery: Is often reccomended in weight-loss programs and is a natural diuretic and helps to cleanse and flush toxins from the body. Juice the entire celery stick including the chlorophyll rich green leaves.
Lettuce: dark-green lettuce types are nutrient dense and natural body cleansers.
Carrot: This delicious addition to your detox juices will help add sweetness but still let you benefit from the incredible benefits of this amazing vegetable such as digestion stimulant, liver cleanser, and high levels of beta-carotene.
Cabbage: Powerful body-cleansing vegetable recommend often for weight loss, alleviate constapation and improving poor skin.
Beetroot: One of the most powerful cleansing and blood beneficial juices available. Because of it's powerful kidney and blood-cleansing properties start of drinking in moderation or diluted with other juices.
Green Bean: Is also a body cleanser and known to aid in weight loss.
Asparagus: This akaline veggie helps reduce acidity of the blood and cleanses body tissue.
Spinach: Rich in chlorophyll, spinach not only cleanses but also helps with rebuilding your digestive tract as well as stimulating the liver and gall bladder as well with aiding with blood and lymph circulation.
Tomato: Helps reduce acid in body, and is beneficial for stimulating blood circulation, liver cleansing and blood purifying.
Watercress: Considered a powerful intestinal cleanser and toxin neutralizer and is good for the kidneys, bladder, blood circulation, cleansing the skin and said to stimulate fat burning.
Apple: Known for a wide range of health benefits including promoting health colon flora, reducing the colonic bacilli, eliminating body toxins, controlling blood pressure, and blood-sugar levels.