The food we take in everyday contains a certain amount of free radicals and carcinogens, both of which are injurious to our bodies. Processed food products especially those which have been smoked , canned or barbecued, all contain carcinogens. These are chemicals which cause mutations at a cellular level in our body leading, sometimes, to cancer. It is essential that we detoxify our body on a regular basis, cleansing it thoroughly to rid our body of these chemicals. Here are some very effective home made treatments through juices to detox your body.
This juice has way more to it than just detoxifying properties. A study conducted in Japan, among people with moderate to high blood cholesterol levels, showed that the subjects who consumed at least 2 glasses of raw cabbage juice per day for a period of 12 weeks, showed a significant fall in blood cholesterol levels when compared to the subjects who did not drink any cabbage juice. It is also a rich source of Vitamin C and has ulcer healing properties. The raw cabbage juice has long been used as a natural remedy for ulcers in the gut lining and colon problems.
Grapefruit, readily available in the market, is an amazing fruit which is slightly sour. It is rich in Vitamin C and E which are responsible for protecting your skin, gums and teeth. It also detoxifies the liver cleansing the entire organ thoroughly . It is a natural ‘statin’(a drug that can lower blood cholesterol), thus protecting the heart.
Lemon Juice And Honey
One glass of lukewarm water, mixed with juice of half a lemon and 1 tsp of honey, taken in the morning, immediately after breakfast will cleanse your entire system of the wrong type of fat and toxins. They contain Vitamin C, A and E which not only prevent aging but also allow calcium absorption and flush the fat away.
A cup of water mixed with one slice of fresh pineapple and some lemon juice. This is an extremely tasty detox which makes you feel fresh and light. If taken for three days in a row, before every meal, cleanses your body completely.
Ginger Root Juice
Take half a glass of water dissolved in extract of ginger root and juice of half a lime. Not only does this drink taste good but it also keeps you going the whole day, better than a sugar containing beverage. This will flush your extra fats away too if taken every day before breakfast.
These 5 juices to detox your body are not only detox but also nourish your body, keeping you healthy. So do not forget to replenish all your energy stores and cleanse the body with these drinks!