Fruit juices are considered effective detoxifiers and vegetable juices are the best cellular builders. Variety of fruits and vegetables are great source of juices for detox diet.
For vegetables, the best juice producers are cucumber, celery, lettuce, tomato, spinach beets, cabbage, carrot, bell pepper, parsley, potato, onion, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, dandelion greens, eggplant, zucchini and watercress.
Vegetable juice can be either hot or cold, depending on your preference. However, hot vegetable juice makes an excellent broth and adds variety to a juice in short time. Some prefer cold vegetable juice because nutrients are lost in the heating process plus a vegetable soup is more natural and earthy.
The chlorophyll content in green leafy vegetables is considered almost identical to hemoglobin found in the human blood. Because of this it is considered effective medicine for blood related disorders and detoxification of the digestive tract.
For fruits, the best juice producers are apple, peach, pear, pineapple, grapes, and any type of melon, apricots, cherries, plums, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes. You must take extra precaution in taking fruit juices for detox diet.
To be sure of the quality of the fruit juices you drink, use fresh and organic juices. Processed juices are often made from rejected and not good quality of fruits usually already has mold, pesticide residue, and animal wastes like bird droppings.
Some manufacturers purchase small, under ripe, overripe, bruised and partly moldy fruits to make fruit juices. That is why if you intend to drink fruit juices from the supermarket make sure it’s pasteurized. A particular bacterium called E.coli bacteria is commonly found in unwashed apples.
It normally grows in the lower digestive tract of animals and can cause food poisoning and even death when the food it had been contaminated is eaten uncooked or raw. E.coli is commonly found in animal meat, however meats are often cooked thus killing the bacteria in the process.
You can mix two or three fruit juices together. You can mix two or three vegetable juices together. Or you can mix fruit and vegetable juices. Whichever you prefer. However, not all juices when mixed together will give you the best tasting juices except carrots and apples.
Carrots when mixed with fruit drink makes a great complement while apples sweeten up any vegetable juice. Mixing juices really depends on you and your creativity.
Some fruit juices also tends to be very flavorful and sweet, to lessen the strong and rich taste, you can dilute it with water. Fruit juice will start to oxidize after 12 hours so it is best to prepare just enough juice for your consumption. The nutritional value will be lost even you store it in the fridge.
Juices are made in specially designed machines. Blenders are not that effective in making juices. Juicers extract the juice and separated the juice from the pulp or fibers while blenders chop the fiber and mixed it with the rest of the juice.
You won’t actually need recipes in making delicious juices. The richness and tastes depends on your preferences. However, if you need ideas, there are plenty of juice recipe books you can found in bookstores or even in the internet.
Among of the popular juice recipe for detox diet are: vegetable green drink, carrot-celery drink, melon cocktail and carrot-pineapple delight.