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Juice Therapy

Juice therapy is not a new medical system. It has been around for a few decades as juice therapy, while it has probably been around for generations before as simply good nutrition. Juice therapy follows a motto of ‘one disease – one solution’. The basis of juice therapy is that all diseases or illnesses are caused either due to toxicity or a deficiency. Juices of vegetables, plants, fruits, etc. are considered very good sources of a wide variety of nutrients, which will set right any problems with the body.

In this article, we deal with what exactly juice therapy is and what its benefits are.

How does it work?

All medication provides the body with either what it lacks or what will help it fight against disease, for example, night blindness is invariably prescribed with vitamin A, as vitamin A has a direct bearing on eyesight. Juice therapy works in a similar manner, except that you get your medication in the form of juices. So instead of consuming vitamin A capsules, you will probably be drinking carrot juice.

Since there is no streamlined methodology in juice therapy, different practitioners use different methods to treat illnesses. Some of them use juices as supplements to the normal diet, while others completely replace the diet with juices. It should, however, be noted that juice therapy is not an alternative system of medication, and you should never rely on juices to compensate for medication.

Undergoing juice therapy as a complementary system to aid is recovery is what is recommended.

Benefits of juices

Fruit juices have a number of benefits to the body. Most fruits are rich in all the micronutrients that the body needs, while being very low in fats. Fruits are also rich in carbohydrates, although you may need to include pulses to get your protein requirement.

One of the first things that you have to remember is that fruits must be crushed rather than pulped as in a mixer or grinder. Also, the juice must be strained before consumption to ensure that none of the pulp or rind comes along with the juice. When taken in this manner fruit juices detoxify the body and flush out all the toxins from the body. In fact, there are supposed to be specific vegetable juices that are supposed to help in the treatment of cancer.

The important thing to note here though is that practitioners never ‘diagnose’ any illness or problem. Most of the juices are prescribed as a sort of tonic because there are seldom any ill effects or side effects to drinking fruit juices.

Listed below are some fruit and vegetable juices that are good for the body.

  • Apple juice is prescribed to those who have a week nervous system or kidney stones due to acidity.
  • Bigger gourd juice taken on an empty stomach is supposed to cure jaundice. It is also very good at promoting appetite and can be taken for leucoderma, blood impurity, fever, and worms. It is also said to dissolve kidney stones.
  • Vegetable juices such as cabbage juice are supposed to be good for the heart and are beneficial in gastric and duodenal ulcers.
  • Cucumber juice is said to cure all urinary problems.
  • French bean juice is supposed to stimulate insulin production when mixed with cabbage juice.
  • Lemon juice is a very good antibacterial agent.
  • Melon juice cures constipation.

Almost every single fruit and vegetable out there benefits our body. Until now, the health benefits of fruit juices were not widely known and people were encouraged to eat raw fruits and vegetables. While there is never any harm in this, what is known is that certain health benefits are achieved only when the juice is consumed. A case in point is cabbage juice, which is beneficial to the heart and kidneys when consumed as a juice, but only results in flatulence when eaten raw.


Is Fruit Therapy Better Than Juicing?

There has been a hot debate on whether fruit juice is better than whole fruit. Most dietitians believe that whole fruits are much better than juices. Whole fruits have soluble fiber that is usually recommended for good health. Fruit juice, on the other hand, consists of a lot of sugars. This makes the juice rich in carbohydrates and sugars.

Fruit juices are not healthy for men and women who have diabetes. However, fruits, due to their soluble fiber content, can help increase the basal metabolism rate. There are many fruit therapy benefits, which fruit juices simply do not have. A fruit therapy diet is also great for those who are trying to lose weight.

What Kind Of Juice Is Good For Your Skin Health?

Fruits are a rich source of Vitamins. If you are wondering what kind of juice is good for your skin, the answer lies in the kind of vitamin it contains. The vitamins which are particularly good for skin care are Vitamins A and E. As such, the juices of fruits rich in these vitamins can help in making your skin glow, relieve common skin ailments and blemishes, and give you flawless and younger looking skin.

Some of the juices for skin health are that of apple, cranberry, kiwi fruit, guava juice and cantaloupe. Other good juices for skin care include tomato, watermelon, grapefruit, papaya, and passion fruit.

Does Lemon Juice Cleanse Liver, Gallbladder and Colon?

Lemon is one of the best known members of family of citrus fruits. Lemon juice has a high content of Vitamin C. It is rich in citric acid and is used as a cleansing agent for the skin and physiological systems such as the digestive system.

As lemon juice is good for the digestive system because it cleanses all the parts of this system including the liver, gall bladder, and colon. Consuming the juice of a lemon for cleansing liver every morning helps to flush out toxins and keeps you healthy. You can mix lemon juice in apple juice for best results and intense cleansing. You can use olive oil and lemon for colon cleansing. Doing so on a regular basis prevents constipation and flatulence. Lemon juice also helps prevent and cure gall stones.
Submitted on January 16, 2014