Detox Juice Recipes for a Healthy Body and Improved Energy We currently live in a world where harmful toxins are just about everywhere – in the environment we live in, the products we use, the food we eat and even the air we breathe. Even if we make it a habit to eat healthy and take the necessary precautions to maintain our body’s health, it’s still not enough to get rid of these toxins entirely from our system. The answer to this is detoxification. Different organs in our body such as the liver, kidneys and colon naturally detoxify our system, but with the amount of toxins floating around, these organs can easily get overwhelmed which prevent them from doing their job of cleansing the body. What we can do is to help our body with its natural detoxification process. There are about a thousand simple ways to do so – you can exercise to sweat off toxins, you can choose to use only organic health care products or you can limit the use of your laptop, computer and mobile phones. All these can help you avoid getting more toxic waste into your body, but if you want a method that will help you maintain your system’s healthy, toxin-free state, then juicing your fruits and vegetables is your best option. Juicing allows the body to quickly absorb the nutrients from the produce so that they get to where they’re needed in the body immediately like say, the organs of elimination. Juicing is an easy and efficient way to stay healthy and toxin-free. Here are some of the best detox juice recipes for the major organs of elimination:
Liver The liver is responsible for processing fat and other toxins in the body. It can easily get overloaded by regular consumption of processed foods, constant stress and exposure to pollution. Apples are the ultimate liver detox food. This wonder fruit is packed with pectin, a fiber that cleanses the digestive tract which in turn makes it easier for the liver to handle toxic load. Other liver detox foods include garlic, lemons, limes, cabbage and other green leafy vegetables.
Liver Detox Juice Recipe: Fruity Liver Tonic What you need:
4 apples (seeded) 2 lemons (peeled and cut into 4) 1 lime (peeled, cut into 4)
Kidneys Our kidneys serve as the body’s natural filtration system. They filter our blood and urine by removing toxic waste and metabolism byproducts from them. That’s why it is important to keep the kidneys healthy. Cranberries are extremely good for the kidneys as they provide an acid that effectively removes urea, uric acid and other toxic waste from the organ. Grapes, ginger root, turmeric tea, nettle and dandelion are also kidney-lovers. Kidney Detox Juice Recipe: Cranberry and Lemon Detox Juice What you need:
2 tbsp. all natural cranberry juice 1/2 lemon 1 detox teabag (preferably nettle or dandelion root)
Colon The colon is another important organ of elimination that helps the body get rid of harmful toxins. Green tea effectively cleanses the colon as well as the entire body because of its antioxidant properties. Flaxseed and grains are also good for detoxifying the colon.
Colon Detox Juice Recipe: Green Tea and Honey Detox Juice What you need:
1 teabag organic green tea 1/2 tbsp. raw honey Juice of 1/2 lemon A pinch of cayenne pepper 1 cup hot water
Putting into practice these few tips and making these juice recipes each day, you are well on your way to a healthier, detoxed body. If you enjoyed these delicious juices and want more juice recipes, log on to Amazon and check out the Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss e-book.