In this informational blog post, you will learn the benefits of different types of fruit and vegetable juices.
To start, juicing is an enlightening experience, which allows your body a chance to heal from harmful impurities and toxins. With juice fasting, the GI tract and digestive system get a much needed rest, stimulating cleansing and lymphatic movement while keeping the kidneys flushed.
Fruit Juices Vs Vegetable Juices
Juices supply glucose and fructose to cells for energy. Fruit juices offer the most powerful way to detoxify your body and your mind. Light and astringent, fruit juices pull on intestinal walls and help rid the body of toxins. Vegetable juices are harder for the body to digest so they are not as detoxifying or astringent.
On the other hand, vegetable juices supply the body with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. These nutrients are essential for replenishing energy and refreshing you when your body is feeling depleted from an extended fast.
With regards to vegetable juices, let’s take a look at the mecca of green plants, chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the chemical formed by the chloroplast cells of green plants. All animal life, including human life, depends on chlorophyll; Without it, we could not exist. The benefits of chlorophyll are practically endless.
Benefits of Chlorophyll
- Heals infected and ulcerated wounds
- Helps regrow tissue cell activity
- Acts as effective medicine for bleeding gums, canker sores, and trench mouth
- Helps aid pyorrhea, gingivitis, and sore throat
- Makes a great mouthwash
- Kills odor producing bacteria
- Fights bad breath
- Acts as general antiseptic
Since chlorophyll is essential to life on this planet, we want to find the richest sources possible. Wheatgrass and barley are two superfoods, and two of the richest sources of chlorophyll. A one-ounce dose provides abundant amounts of chlorophyll in most cases. Wheatgrass and barley also contain great amounts of dismutase, a powerful antioxidant and anti-aging enzyme. Proven to eliminate inflammation in people with arthritis, the benefits of wheatgrass and barley are continued below:
The Power of Two Superfoods, Wheatgrass and Barley
- Purifies and rebuilds blood
- Increases hemoglobin production
- Alkalinizes blood
- Cleanses colon
- Purges the liver
- Neutralizes toxins
- Oxygenates cells
- Heals intestinal walls
Moreover, consuming your juices according to color is a great way to make sure you are getting all the nutritional benefits possible. Every color in each juice represents a different form of healing for your body. Below is a list of the colors of different juices along with their specific healing properties.
Color of Juices and Healing Properties
- Red Foods (Tomatoes, cherries, red cabbage, cranberry, watermelon)
- Speeds up Circulation
- Heats your body
- Orange Foods (Oranges, carrots, pumpkins, and apricots)
- Great for pain
- Great for cramps
- Strengthens Lungs
- Opens up feelings of joy
- Promotes vitality and mental clarity
- Yellow Foods (Lemon, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Apple, Banana, Mango)
- Strengthens Nerves
- Aids in Digestion and Constipation
- Green Foods (Leafy Greens, Sprouts, Wheatgrass, Avocado)
- Cleans Blood
- Kills Bacteria
- Acts as a Natural Tranquilizer
- Blue Foods (Blueberry, Plum, Grape, Asparagus, Nuts)
- Cures Headaches
- Enhances Spiritual Enlightenment
- Improves Mental Clarity
To conclude, the power of fruit and vegetables juices contain endless benefits. Someone going on a juice fast pumps countless vitamins and minerals into their body while they are drinking juice. Much of this information was taken from the book Juice Fasting & Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz. This book is a great source for anyone looking for ultimate health and vitality.
Drink your juice and have some fun!
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