How Can Fruit And Vegetable Juices Help To Eliminate Body Toxins?

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In our modern world, the majority of industrialized foods and drinks contain compounds that are toxic to the human body. In a culture where profit is worth more than people, and where fast foods and partially prepared dishes are in fashion to save time for other activities, people give less attention to what they're really eating. Many industries only concern themselves with convincing the consumers how much they need some new product, and not with what long term effects that product might have on the health of their customers.

Preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, agrochemicals used in the mass production of foods in the fields these and other substances do not really belong in your diet. When you consume these, usually with the intention of keeping the body healthy, you are frequently achieving the opposite, reducing your life expectancy and contributing to future ailments. Many of these chemicals accumulate in your system, some to the point of causing diseases or inhibiting the body's natural functions to some degree.

But there are solutions to this dilemma. One of these methods includes a basic change in the diet, reducing the consumption of industrialized foods and substituting these with products that have not passed through the extensive chain of processing which may give people a few more minutes of free time, but which work against their health. Organic foods are promoted as being toxin-free, and are the best choice for your consumption, but even using regular garden produce is definitely progress in this respect. Besides changing the type of products that you consume, further benefits can be had by changing the forms you use to process your food. In some cultures, the time and attention spent on food preparation for the nourishment of the family is a sacred task. If people can regain that healthier viewpoint, they can definitely contribute to a longer and healthier life for themselves and their loved-ones.

One of the techniques for preparing fruits, vegetables and leafy greens for consumption is by the extraction of the natural juices from these plants in their uncooked form. Liquids are easier for the digestive system to assimilate than solid foods, which require more time to be absorbed into the body. And in general, raw juices concentrate the beneficial substances found in the foods, furnishing more nutrients than cooked foods. Depending on the selection of ingredients which are mixed in any given juice, the flavors can be combined to produce delicious mixes that leave the family asking for more.

Another part of the ancient philosophy of food preparation, often forgotten by modern man, is that each type of vegetable or fruit has specific benefits for specific organs or systems within the human body. Paying attention to your specific health needs, you can plan the juices that are most helpful for your individual situation. With a little information, it's easy to select the plants your body requires most. And because of the global distribution of food products from other countries, it's easy to make exotic mixes that include papaya for helping the digestive tract, avocado for increasing the level of good cholesterol and helping to reduce excess fats, or Peruvian yakon for controlling the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. The possibilities are endless.

Leafy green vegetables such as kale, collards, broccoli and others contain high levels of chlorophyll, the plant substance most similar to human blood, which promotes the cleansing of impurities in the blood, increasing the oxygen levels and helping in the elimination of toxins. Grains such as wheat and oats are especially useful in these respects, and can certainly be used in juices. Following a simple technique of sprouting the seeds, the grass that grows from these grains has a high chlorophyll content that contributes to the overall effect of the juice in boosting energy levels without the side-effects of other stimulants such as coffee.

To make juices from fruits and vegetables, the best method is to transform these plants into a pulp, with a grinder or blender, or simply by grating the plants by hand. This pulp then needs to be pressed to separate the fibers from the liquids. This can be done with a press, or with a sack of cloth or other porous material. It is generally recommended that the juice be consumed immediately after being pressed, as its beneficial properties diminish with the passage of time.

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Author: David Michael (Teres'polis, Brazil)

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Edited by: Rajesh Bihani ( Find me on Google+ )

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