A detox juice diet is one way to clean your system of the build-up of poisons we ingest every day. Have you ever wondered why there are so many heavy people in America today? It doesn't come just from under activity and over eating. Toxins in the food you eat every day build up in your body making it not only sluggish but craving foods that make it worse. They actually make you crave more bad foods for your body and it becomes a vicious cycle.
Cleansing your body of the toxins is simply a matter of changing your diet. Thousands of years ago, man ate only fresh fruit and greens with perhaps a few grubs or insects in times of shortage. His diet was simple. He didn't eat baked breads or processed foods. Today, you'll find little on the grocery shelf that isn't packed with preservatives and chemicals both difficult to pronounce and equally difficult for your body to eliminate. A detox juice diet is one way to help clean those toxins out of your system and help it function the way it was intended.
Fruits and vegetables contain small medicine factories to help clean the body of toxins, call them scrubbing bubbles of the health world. These are the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and fiber. All six of these elements help to make your body stronger and are contained in a detox juice diet.
Everyone has heard of the necessity of daily vitamins. A detox juice diet contains more than you'll ever find in any processed food. The juice contains the vitamins in their natural form, not a manmade pill that often passes through your system without breaking down and releasing the vitamins for use.
Antioxidants in the detox juice diet play a special role. Electrons travel in pairs. Atoms with an odd number of electrons steal them from other atoms. Sometimes they come from the cell's outer membrane. The antioxidants protect your body from harmful free radicals, by giving their electron so it doesn't take one from your cell membrane.
If you don't have antioxidants, the cell membrane gives up its own electron, changing the chemical formula and turning the outer coating of the cell from a soft permeable membrane to a hard coating. Nutrients can't break through to feed the cell. Toxins can't get out. Eventually the cell dies or the DNA changes and produces weak cells. Disease, aging and death follow the change in the cells.
Enzymes are the life force of food and are catalysts for every chemical reaction in the body. They play an extremely important role in the digestive process, as well as nutrient delivery and waste removal at the cellular level.
The phytonutrients in the fresh juices of the fruits and vegetables are new arrivals on the scene. Scientists are just now learning how important these micronutrients are. Recent studies show that certain phytonutrients are important in fighting all types of diseases, including cancer.
Minerals are incredibly important co-factors that are the foundation for hundreds if not thousands of bodily functions. Plants draw inorganic minerals from the soil and convert them into their bio-available form that the body recognizes and can utilize. Most store bought minerals are like consuming rocks, totally worthless and just one more thing to be processed out of the body. In nature, within fruits and vegetables, we find minerals in their natural form and in the correct proportions needed by our bodies for healthy living.
The fiber in juice is mostly removed, but what remains is useful, and after returning to solid foods fiber from the fresh fruits and vegetables help to cleanse away toxic material in your colon released by your cleanse. Once cleansed, your body can receive all the benefits that your new healthy diet provides, just as nature intended.
Can a detox juice diet solve all of your physical problems? It probably won't, at least not right away, but what it does do is provide your body with the material to repair the damage created by years of improper diet and poor eating habits. Even small improvements can ultimately lead to large benefits as they snowball into a healthier lifestyle and ultimately a healthier body.
Of course before embarking on any kind of detox diet or diet change you should consult with your personal health care provider.
The contents of this website and my newsletter are gleaned from my experiences and observations, meant only for educational purposes and not intended to replace medical advice, consultations, or treatment of any kind. I recommend you see your professional health care provider if you suspect you have an illness or disease of any kind. I’m not medically trained, and I would never suggest or imply that I know what is best for someone else’s body or overall health, ultimately each of us is the only one who knows what’s best for us.