Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Juice Detox

If you are feeling tired, sluggish, bloated or lethargic, you may be interested in trying a fruit juice detox diet. This detox plan generally lasts one to three days, during which time you only consume a blend of organic juices, water and sometimes tea. There are many health benefits associated with fruit juice detox plans, and they are considered quite safe when used in moderation. Add this to my Recipe Box.

Homemade Juice Blends

A juice fast is a popular way to detoxify. Only water (in some cases unsweetened tea) and the juice from raw fruits and vegetables are allowed for a period generally lasting three days. The fruits and veggies should be organic, and as fresh as possible to ensure the highest possible vitamin content.

Grapefruit and pomegranate juice should not be used during a juice fast. In some cases, these juices can have negative effects with certain prescription drugs.

Between 32 and 64 ounces of juice are consumed each day of the fast, along with at least six glasses of room temperature water. You can use a variety of juices for your blend: beet, cranberry, celery, carrot, cabbage, kale, apple, pineapple, spinach and any kind of dark leafy greens. You will want to use a blend of both fruit and vegetables to ensure you are getting the full spectrum of vitamins to stay healthy. After blending a day's supply of juice, you will want to refrigerate the remainder.

Premade Juice Blends

Another option to consider is purchasing a supply of detox juice blends from a company such as Blueprint Cleanse. Blueprint offers detoxifying juice blends made from fresh fruit, and you can purchase detox juice for programs ranging from 1 to 5 days. You can have the juice shipped to you overnight, or pick it up at certain locations in New York City, Boston or Connecticut. At the time of this article's publication, the cost per day for the Blueprint Cleanse program is about $85, including shipping. According to the BluePrint Cleanse website, benefits of their juice-based detox program include improved immune function, improved thyroid function, reversing signs of aging and clearer skin. BPC also claims that their products suppress fibromyalgia symptoms.


The week before starting a juice fast, eliminate caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and refined sugars. You may also choose to eliminate dairy, gluten and animal products.

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