Vegetable juices are considered the best cellular builders, and fruit juices are effective detoxifiers. For a detox diet, a variety of fruits and vegetables are great sources of juices. The best juice producers for vegetables are cucumber, celery, tomato, spinach beets, lettuce, cabbage, bell pepper, carrot, parsley, onion, potato, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, dandelion greens, eggplant, watercress, and zucchini.
Depending on your preference, vegetable juice can be either hot or cold. Hot vegetable juice adds variety to a juice in short time while making an excellent broth. However, some people prefer cold vegetable juice because nutrients are lost in the heating process, and this kind of vegetable soup is more natural and earthy.
Because of its identical nature to hemoglobin found in the human blood, the chlorophyll content in leafy green vegetables is considered effective medicine for blood relate disorders, and detoxification of the digestive tract.
The best juice producers for fruits are pineapple, apple, pear, peach, apricots, grapes, plums, cherries, any type of melon, oranges, limes, grapefruit, and lemons. Extra precaution needs to be taken when taking fruit juices for a detox diet. Use fresh and organic juices to be sure of the quality of the fruit juices you frink. Processed juices are often made from poor quality and rejected fruits that usually already has mold, pesticide residue, and animal wastes, like bird droppings.
Some manufacturers purchase bruised, small, overripe, underripe, and partly moldy fruits to make fruit juices. This is why, if you intent to drink fruit juice from the supermarket, you need to make sure it is pasteurized. A particular bacteria, E.coli, is commonly found in unwashed apples, and normally grows in the digestive tract of animals. It can cause food poisoning, and even death when the food it has contaminated is eaten uncooked or raw. E.coli is also commonly found in animal meat, but meats are often cooked, therefore killing the bacteria in the process.
If you wish, you can mix two or three fruit juices together, or mix two or three vegetable juices together. You can also mix fruit and vegetables juices, whichever you prefer. Be warned, however that not all juices, when mixed together, will give you good tasting juices, except perhaps carrots and apples. When mixed with fruit drink, carrots are a great complement, while apples can sweeten up any fruit juice. Combining and mixing fruit juices and tastes will depend on you and your creativity.
Certain fruit juices tend to be very sweet and flavourful, so to reduce the strong and rich taste, it can be diluted with water. It is best to prepare just enough juice for your consumption, as fruit juice will start to oxidize after 12 hours, and even if you store it in the fridge, the nutritional value will be lost.
Juices are usually made in specially designed machines, as blenders are not as effective in producing juices. Blenders chop the fibre and mix it with the rest of the juice, while juicers extract the juice and separate it from the pulp. Recipes in making delicious juices won’t be needed as the richness and tastes depend on your preferences.
However, there are still plenty of juice recipe books that can be found in bookstores or online, if you need ideas. Vegetable green drink, carrot-celery drink, carrot-pineapple delight, and melon cocktail are among the most popular juice recipes for detox diets.