Juices are delicious and they can be taken alone or with some snacks. They’re healthy and well loved by both kids and adults.
Juices never go out of style. In fact, they keep improving and the best part is the fruits can now be combined not only with other fruits but even with vegetables. The trend today is on drinking these juices as a cleansing liquid.
Due to the rich nutrients in these fruits, they provide great health benefits to people. And what people are talking today is the ability of these juices to cleanse the body of toxins.
So what fruits make great combinations for a cleansing juice? They are apple and pear, orange and grapefruit, apple and watermelon. If you’d like to use three fruits, try mixing apple, pear an pineapple as well as grape, cranberry and prune.
For people who want to to use more than just fruits, they can also add in some vegetables. As an exampe, ginger can be mixed with orange, lemon and lime while cabbage, cucumber and mint can be added to blueberry and raspberry. Orange bell pepper can be mixed as well with pineapple, watermelon, mango and orange.
These are best made using a juicer or even a blender. Also, keep in mind that the proportion you should be using is 2 parts juice and one part ice.
Benefits to Gain
Fruits provide a great deal of benefits to people regardless of how they are consumed. When combined with other fruits and veggies including the so-called superfoods, they truly pack a punch.
Watermelon, for one, is known to contain alkaline fluid which helps neutralize acids and gets rid of toxins in the kidneys. When this fruit is combined with cucumber and parsley plus a bit of ginger, it makes for a wonderful detox smoothie.
Apart from cleansing the blood, these delicious juices provide people with sustained energy. And the best part is it aids in weight loss by training the body and mind to consume lesser food. The reason for this is when one drinks juice, the liquid makes the stomach feel full which makes the person eat less. And when less food is consumed, fewer calories are taken in.
A final note to remember is to consume your juice on the day you made it. Better yet, consume it right away or within a few hours after making it. This is because juices have short shelf life and you don’t want to lose all those nutrients.
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Originally posted on November 11, 2013 @ 4:20 am