Detox Your Body With Juices

There is no better way to start the day than with a freshly made fruit, vegetable or fruit/vegetable combination. Juices are powerful nutritional supplements that will cleanse and revitalize you.

Watermelon wake-up call

  • 1/4 watermelon, cut into pieces
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • A handful of seedless red/black grapes

Watermelon is an excellent gentle diuretic. It provides potassium that helps regulate blood pressure and is an excellent source of beta-carotene and other antioxidants which mop up the free radicals preventing heart disease, cancer and premature aging. Red and black grapes are a wonderful source of bioflavonoids and cleanse the liver, bowels, kidneys and lymphatic system.

Pineapple pep-you-up

  • 2 slices pineapple
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 apple, seeded

Apples are marvellous cleansers. They detoxify the liver and colon. As a source of pectin apples are useful for removing heavy metals from the body. Apples contain quercetin as well as other antioxidants and therefore help to protect against cancer, heart disease and premature aging.

Pineapples also cleanse the liver and bowels. They aids digestion and combat sinus congestion. Pineapples, as well as apples and cucumber are a source of potassium which helps to regulate blood pressure. Cucumber cleanses the liver, bowels and kidneys and is excellent for reducing water retention.

Berry reviver

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 6 stawberries
  • 1 cup of cherries, pitted
  • 1 lime

This juice is full of antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium. It will help eliminate toxins, boost the immune system and is an excellent tonic for the liver. You will feel refreshed and revitalized.

Energy booster

  • Small handful of parsley
  • Small handful of watercress
  • Handful of spinach
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple, seeded

Watercress, parsley and spinach are excellent sources of folic acid, supply iron which helps to prevent anaemia and they give you a real energy boost. All the organs of elimination are cleansed. Carrots and apples are an excellent addition to any juice both for their therapeutic properties and their taste.

<sources : detox – denise whichello brown>

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