Some of the popular detox programs are not based on any scientific evidence. They are mostly referring to the general knowledge and experiences. Most of them in order to clean your body may reduce calories to a minimum, emphasis the increase of fluid intake and drinking of a laxative tea. This kind of detox diet could be rather harmful than helpful. If you have a feeling that your organism needs a detoxification, it’s better to focus on vegetable and fruit juices, nuts and whole grains, protein foods low in saturated fat, fruits and vegetables.
Tomato is a suitable alternative to fruit juice and because of its density it can replace a soup in during the cleansing process of our body. Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene which acts to prevent the heart disease, autoimmune and neurological diseases. Tomatoes also have a preventive effect against certain types of cancer (lung, stomach, prostate).
Drinking of this juice demonstrably shows decreasing of bad cholesterol levels, especially in case of patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension. Pomegranate juice is very strong antioxidant and it may help in process of dialysis during which it is decreasing the risk of inflammation. Only one piece of this fruit contains 15% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Pomegranate juice can be added to an ice-tea or you can drink it diluted with water.
Purple grape juice
This kind of juice may be a great alternative to alcoholic beverages. Same as red wine, it contains flavonoids that benefit our heart in particular. Grape juice may be mildly laxative and has antiviral properties. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and C as well as chromium and potassium. Vitamin A supports vision and chromium helps with sugar processing in our body. One glass of the purple grape juice has 152 calories.
Cranberry juice is a very good supporter for frequent diseases of the urinary tract. It has antibacterial properties and also contributes to the health of gums. If you are on a detox diet cranberry juice may replace a lot of caffeine, so you do not need to drink coffee. Beware of sweeteners and corn starch, which may be sometimes added to cranberry juice to improve its taste.
If you have good experiences with other types of juice during your detoxification, don’t hesitate to share them with us including the recipes of their preparation.