Vacations are fun especially since we leave behind all restrictions on how much we eat and drink. It’s no wonder that most vacations leave a lot of us drained and exhausted physically. The amount we put in our bodies requires serious attention and the damage of indulgence can be easily rectified by a simple fasting method where the over burdened digestive system is given time to rest and remove toxins.
In other words a simple detoxification done once in a while leaves the digestive system in a healthy and rejuvenated state. When there is a build up of toxins in the body the nutrients taken in through food or supplements are not absorbed by the body. So the healthy food you eat does not provide the benefit that it should. Detoxification gets rid of this toxin build up. Juicing is one of the most convenient ways to detox. It gets rid of the toxins that accumulate within the body, over time. “Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin says Linda Page the author of the book “Detoxification”.
Opt for a weekend juicing diet that gets rid of the toxins ingested due to diet, pollutants, chemicals etc. These toxins remain within the body but outside the elimination system as they are recognized as foreign substances but the body does not know how to process them. Drinking a lot of juice especially fruit juice pushes these toxins out of the system and gives the digestive system a much needed rest. For a healthier immune system opt for the juice of organic vegetables. Most vegetables are alkaline and balance the ph level in the body.
A juicing diet of freshly pressed vegetables gets rid of acidity – a result of eating too much acidic foods in the diet. The alkaline juices release the acids. Green juices help to eliminate wastes and toxins and irrigate the body, build the blood and carry oxygen and nutrients directly to the tissues. Here is a simple recipe for a great vitamin packed juice: 1-2 beets, greens removed 3-4 carrots, greens removed 1/4 inch wedge of ginger 2 handfuls of spinach or kale a small handful of parsley 2 stalks celery 1 cucumber 1 apple Drink the freshly pressed juice within 30 minutes. The juice will start to oxidize after that, losing valuable enzymes and vitamins. Make sure the juice is freshly created.
A bottled juice does not have the enzymes necessary for breaking down the food to a simpler form. Home Pressed Juices ensure freshness. There is no one formula for everyone. Listen to your body. If you are not upto only drinking juice then try adding a small glass of fresh green juice to your regular diet. Over time you can build this to a glass of juice 2 to 3 times a week. A three day juice fast may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So see what works for you. A small change towards a lifestyle that includes juicing as a part of a regular diet is far healthier than a random one day diet of only juices.