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Juice Ingredients

on Dec 21, 2013 in 123 Juice Cleanse

Juice Cleanse Ingredients

Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine and Thy Medicine Be Thy Food

The ingredients in the juices were specifically formulated not only for flavor but also to aid your body’s natural detoxification process.  

Let’s take a closer look at each of the juices and supplements to understand their role in health and wellness.

Sweet Greens Juice

apple, celery, spinach, kale, cucumber, romaine, parsley, lemon, ginger

Drinking green juice fills your body with living enzymes, vitamins and oxygen. Because of this, green juice feeds your cells the necessary nutrients, allowing your cells to uncover the body’s innate healing power.  By juicing the greens, you’re digestive system is able to handle several servings of vegetables in one sitting—more than you could likely eat in whole form.  Green juice also helps your body return to a healthy state of alkalinity.

Why Apples?

Apples are high in insoluble fiber and the soluble fiber pectin, which soaks up toxins and waste and sweeps them through the intestines. They have a relatively low glycemic load, which means that they are absorbed slowly with a gradual rise in blood sugar and insulin. Apples also contain glucaric acid, which helps the body get rid of estrogen-like chemicals and heavy metals.

GLYCEMIC INDEX VERSUS GLYCEMIC LOAD

What is the difference between the glycemic index and glycemic load? Glycemic index and glycemic load are two similar but different terms. Glycemic index indicates how rapidly a certain food increases blood sugar after eating, compared to the same amount of carbohydrate as white bread (50 grams of carbohydrate). Glycemic load, on the other hand, takes into account the glycemic index of a food multiplied by the carbohydrate content of the food. For most foods, the rule follows that a food with a high glycemic index will also have a high glycemic load. However, there are exceptions to the rule; carrots and watermelon have high glycemic index but a low glycemic load, due to the small amounts of carbohydrate found in these foods.

Where can I get information about the glycemic index of foods?  More information about the glycemic index of foods can be found in Dr. Walter Willett’s book Eat, Drink and Be Healthy (available on Amazon), and on the University of Sydney’s Glycemic Index Web site.

 Why Ginger?

Ginger is an essential detoxifying agent. A natural anti-inflammatory food, ginger also helps to ease nausea, improve digestion, and promote detoxification by speeding the movement of food through the intestines, thanks to compounds called gingerols and shogaols.

Why Parsley?

Known primarily as a culinary herb, parsley contains vitamin C, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin K and folate, which are all needed by the body for detoxification. Parsley also raises glutathione levels and may guard against liver dysfunction due to insulin resistance.

Detox Lemonade Juice

lemon juice, filtered water, organic agave

Lemon and agave combined are a powerful combination with some amazing benefits. The combo balances PH, revs up your digestive system, helps with weight loss, and helps to control your appetite. Lemon is also a natural energizer, it hydrates, it detoxifies, and it oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized and refreshed!

Why Lemon?

One of the most potent detoxification foods around, lemons are packed with vitamin C and are thought to help restore the alkaline-acid balance of the body, enabling us to more effectively remove dietary and environmental toxins

Golden Goose Juice

pineapple, parsley, fennel

This juice combination is great for detoxifying, digesting and keeping your appetite in check. 

Why Pineapple?

Pineapple is a natural source of bromelain, an enzyme with significant anti-inflammatory properties. It is used in some countries to speed healing after surgery. Bromelain is a popular natural digestive aid due to it’s ability to digest proteins. It’s often used for bloating, gas and other digestive symptoms.

Why Parsley?

Known primarily as a culinary herb, parsley contains vitamin C, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin K and folate, which are all needed by the body for detox. Parsley also raises glutathione levels and may guard against liver dysfunction due to insulin resistance.

Why Fennel?

Fennel, a root vegetable with a licorice flavor, is low in calories and is a good source of folate, potassium and antioxidants. It is also mildly diuretic, which may help with the removal of toxic substances from the body. A half a cup of raw fennel has only 14 calories.  Fennel has been used for centuries as a natural appetite suppressant.  Also known as “the meeting seed” fennel was used by Puritans to curb hunger during their incessantly long church services.

 Fireball juice

apple, orange, lemon, ginger, vitamin C, Echinacea

This juice blend packs a powerful punch, doubling as a detoxifier and cold fighter.  Ginger is front and center in the taste profile of this juice blend. Fireball is perfect for a mid-winter cleanse.  It’s amazing for detoxifying and strengthening the immune system; however, due to the large carbohydrate content, I do not recommend this juice if you are trying to lose weight.

Why Oranges?

“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.” – Tae Yun Kim

Oranges are full of vitamin C which protects cells by neutralizing free radicals.  Oranges are full of dietary fiber which stimulates digestive juices and relieves constipation.  Although oranges are acidic before you digest them, they contain many alkaline minerals that help to balance out the body after they are digested. In this respect, they are similar to lemons which are one of the most alkaline foods available. Oranges like all fruits have simple sugars in them, but the orange has a glycemic index of 40.  Anything under 55 is considered low. This means as long as you don’t eat a lot of oranges at one time, they won’t spike your blood sugar and cause problems with insulin or weight gain.

Why Ginger?

Ginger is an essential component of a juice cleanse. A natural anti-inflammatory food, ginger also helps to ease nausea, improve digestion, and promote detoxification by speeding the movement of food through the intestines, thanks to compounds called gingerols and shogaols.

Why Echinacea?

During the end stages of a detox or just after there can be huge benefits to taking Echinacea both as an immune builder and for any residual toxin removal.  Can really help inflammatory skin conditions that can typically be made temporarily worse by a detox.  Echinacea works as a modulator or stimulator of the immune response.  During a detox it is excellent as it increases the bodies overall ability to dispose of bacteria, infected and damaged cells, toxins and other harmful chemicals.

Fiber Drink

Fiber Drink is rich in the fibers your body needs to work at its best.* Each serving provides 10 grams of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber to help add the fiber your diet fails to provide. As part of the juice cleanse system, Fiber Drink helps move the toxins and waste products through the digestive tract while scouring your intestinal tract to support improved nutrient absorption.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

Probiotic

Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that confer health benefits on the host. Our bodies must maintain a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria to work at its best. When this balance is disturbed, it can have significant negative effects on our health. ProBiotic Restore contains six high potency strains of three different species of Lactobacillus and three species of Bifidobacterium which ensures full coverage of both the small and large intestines. ProBiotic Restore helps strengthen and support our immune system, supports intestinal health and function, aids in digestion and enhances your weight loss program.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

Herbal Cleanse

The Herbal Cleanse tablet rounds out the system by providing herbal extracts needed to help rid your body of the impurities that may be obstacles to achieving better health.* One ingredient, senna leaf extract, is known for its use to relieve occasional constipation, as well as to encourage the mobilization of waste through the intestinal tract.* Beet root powder and wheat grass juice are included in the formulation to aid in the reduction of metabolic by products in the blood and the liver.* Cranberry juice powder is added to help cleanse impurities from the kidneys and aid in excretion through the bladder.* Milk thistle extract is added for its active component, silymarin. Silymarin has been traditionally used to aid in eliminating toxins from the liver, and is an excellent hepatoprotectant and antioxidant.* The immune system is supported with echinacea, astragalus, garlic, zinc and vitamin C.* Herbal Cleanse tablets also contain a wide range of B vitamins in sufficient amounts to help maintain energy levels during the detoxification period.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

Why Wheatgrass?

A popular ingredient at juice bars, wheatgrass is thought to have potent detoxifying abilities, being packed with chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

Protein Shake

Each shake packs 24 grams of easily digestible protein, more than twice what you’ll find in many leading health shakes on the market. Because protein is the building block of muscle, and because muscle is your body’s best engine for utilizing fat as an energy source, the protein shake supports your body’s ability to lower body fat. Furthermore, studies have shown that a 1:1 protein to carbohydrate ratio supports weight loss and provides sustained energy for healthy weight loss. The meal replacement protein shake provide that optimal ratio to help facilitate healthy weight management.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration