Juicing, Part 3


Juicing can get a little monotonous, so it’s good to spice things up a bit.

Along those lines, spicy ginger gives a kick to just about any detoxifying juice mix. Put the raw root through you juicer and mix with your favorite juice blend. Use one or two ounces per day. Melon is considered to be the most powerful of detoxifying juices. Since it has essentially no calories, a melon juice cleanse may leave you a little hungry. Use watermelon, cantaloupe and similar melons for a kidney cleansing plan. Start with one day, recover and evaluate. If all is OK, go for a couple days the next round. Work up in successive programs.

Papaya and pineapple juices contain protein digesting enzymes. These are unusual constituents to be found in fruits. Add them to your program for a deep cleanse of accumulated protein toxins. Since protein wastes are difficult to dislodge, these juices have a place in an advanced fast. Remember, they are high in sugar, so be sparing until you know how you react to them.

Although a common herb in traditional Chinese medicine, goji berry (Lycium barbarum, Lycium chinense) is relatively new in the American marketplace. Sporting bright red berries, and often reaching a height of 12 feet, the plant can be found throughout much of China and Tibet. Chinese herbalists recommend the berries to promote improved circulation and to support the liver and kidneys.

Goji berry juice actually tastes quite good. Drink about 3-4 ounces per day. You may use this as part of a juice cleansing program.

Any juicers out there? What works for you?

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