You've probably already heard of the miracles that a simple detox diet, fruit detox diet or detox juice diet can produce, but never went any further to investigate how you proceed or the exact benefits they offer. The basics of the diet are simple and the benefits far more than you'd expect.
Do you have the problem of seeing your weight increase every time you step on the scales? If you do, you have two solutions; either don't look or try a fruit detox diet. The first doesn't solve the real problem but the second one can stop the climb and even reverse it.
Your body craves nutrients and when you feed it a diet high in refined foods and sugar, it gets blast of energy but limited nutrition. The blast of energy tricks your body and begs it to consume more sugary sweet products. You still don't have the nutrition required for real energy so it gladly accepts the small bursts in place of it. More sugar, more bursts and the never-ending cycle of calories, toxins and sugar begins.
A fruit detox diet helps not only to stop that vicious sugar cycle but to also give you additional nutrients and cleanse your system of built up toxins. Fresh fruit contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, fiber and phytonutrients. The vitamins and minerals are important building blocks for your body. They act as catalysts for some of the most basic functions necessary to sustain a healthy life. Every cell in your body depends heavily on vitamins and minerals to create new cells and sustain the existing ones.
Antioxidants protect your cells from the ravages of free radicals. Free radicals are simply atoms that have an odd number of electrons. Electrons travel in pairs so when the free radical enters your body, it looks for a way to create an even number of electrons. The outer shell of your cells becomes the opportunity for this. That is, unless you have antioxidants in your system. Then, the antioxidant gives its electron instead. Why is this important? Once your cell membrane gives up enough electrons, it becomes a hard impenetrable barrier that doesn't allow the transfer of waste out or nutrients in, and eventually the cell dies or mutates as the DNA begins to change. Cancer is one condition that comes from mutation of the cells. When too many cells die with no replacement, aging takes place.
Enzymes are required for every single reaction in the body. They unlock the nutrients in foods to allow for the chemical reactions that enable you to do everything from digest and metabolize your foods to regulating hormone production. Enzymes contain life force and are only present in raw living foods because they start to deteriorate at temperatures as low as 105 degrees, and are completely dead at around 125 degrees.
The fiber from a fruit detox diet aids the body by helping to cleanse it of the toxins that line the intestinal wall. Build up in the intestines slows the process of absorption of nutrients or stops it completely. No matter how many nutritious foods you consume if you can't absorb the nutrients, they are of no benefit to your body.
Phytonutrients provide an additional support to vitamins. Scientists now realize the importance of these trace elements to good health. Many of them act as catalysts for the proper functioning of cells, strengthen the immune system and slow the aging process. The phytonutrients add color to the fruit's skin, so the more colorful your fruit, the more phytonutrients you'll receive. When you make certain your diet contains a variety of colorful fruits, you'll include a wider variety of phytonutrients in your diet.
If you decide you’d like to take your fruit detox diet to the next level by blending your fruit, you can add cucumber, celery and leafy greens to cut down on the sugar content, and add a wider variety of nutrients. Blending watermelon including the rind, with celery is a tasty combination for a very nutritious fruit detox diet.
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.