Juice Detox Diet: Naked Juice or Homemade Juice Cleanse?
Pasteurized, pure, natural, unsweetened bottled juices have experienced increased sales in recent years but a juice detox can only come from fresh homemade juice. The increase in nutritional education is causing more people to consider how they are being effected by what they eat and drink. Have you ever stopped to think that the rate you age partly depends upon what you consume? Aging isn’t just about facial wrinkles. It’s about the whole body inside and out.
All parts of our bodies need nutrition to function properly and to stay young. WIthout proper support, skin, bones, teeth and organs slowly begin to decay. Health conditions begin to develop and the body begins to send out warning signs, in the form of pain or discomfort, that something is desperately wrong.
We go to the doctor and get prescription medicine, or over the counter pain relievers to deal with the pain or discomfort, but the underlying cause is still present and becoming worse by the day. The prescriptions being taken continue to mask the problem and at the same time serious side effects begin to develop.
More people are becoming aware that drugs are not a long term solution and are turning to alternative health treatment and prevention. Groceries stores are trying to accommodate this growing trend by adding more natural, healthy and organic products.
Nutrition scientists all agree that much of our food calories should come from fresh fruit and raw vegetables. The problem that arises for most of us is that we can’t eat enough raw fruit and vegetables per day to get the amount of nutrition needed by the body.
One thing you have probably seen is a lot more 100% natural, unsweetened fruit juices, and vegetable juice blends. For many people this seems like an ideal way to detox the body and add necessary nutrients to the diet. No doubt these juices are more healthy than soft drinks or juices containing little or no real juice, but is the nutrition you are getting from these products adequate, and is worth the price you have to pay?
Unfortunately, health safety concerns require that companies use a heat treating process called pasteurization before putting these juices on the market. Heating destroys most of the nutrition in the juice and diminished the cleansing, toxin binding and antioxidant action of the juice. That is why many times you see juice labels that say vitamin C or D added.
Not only are the vitamins destroyed, but enzymes required for strengthening the immune system and proper metabolism of food are also destroyed. Other vital nutrients missing from these products are trace elements, chlorophyl, bioflavonoids, pigments, and minerals.Pasteurized juices in bottles or cartons tend to make our bodies more acidic, whereas freshly juiced juices make our bodies more alkaline. Cancer cannot grow in an alkaline body.
Many well known institutes are now recommending that sick people go on a raw food diet which includes lots of fresh juices because their healing power is phenomenal. Many people are choosing Naked juice because it is freshly made and unpasteurized. This is a good option as long as the juice is consumed shortly after it has been made. The longer the juice sits, the more vital nutrients are lost. The main objections to making homemade juices are that you need lots of fruit and vegetables which costs too much, and there is too much preparation time involved.
These problems can be solved by purchasing a high quality juicer. A cheap juicer will leave much of the liquid intact, but a good juicer will extract all the juice, making a glass of juice with much less fruit and vegetables. Taking the time and effort to juice for healing or prevention is much less of a hassle than the many doctor and hospital visits it will take to hopefully recover from serious health conditions.