May 27, 2012

How to get that body ready for the Beach this Summer... The Healthy Way!

We found that one of the fastest ways to get that glowing skin and fit beach-bod is to really delve deep and develop the discipline to cleanse the body, from the inside out.

Fresh vegetable juices are incredibly rich and highly recommended to detox and rejuvenate, while the process of being on a jucie cleanse helps eliminate waste from the body and boosts the skins radiance. 

The healthy duration for a juice fast is a a recommended 21 days. I just finished a 12 days juice fast though. For my most recent  twelve day vegetable juice cleanse, I used a JUICE EXTRACTOR, not a blender.

Juicing is a great way to detoxify the body and cleanse your digestive system. It can be used to lose weight, remedy ailments, and even cure sicknesses. It takes the very best parts of fruits and vegetables and introduces essential nutrients and vitamins into your body. I found three of the following blends the most exciting:

Energy Mix:                          Radiant Skin Mix:                  Detoxifying Mix:

3 sticks of Celery                     2 Apples                                     6 Lemons 
1 whole Cucumber                  5 Carrots                                     32 ounces of water 
1 Apple                                    3 Beets                                       1/2 ounce cayenne 
1 ounce of spinach                  1 Lemon                                     3 teaspoons of Grade B Maple syrup 
1 ounce of Kale                      1/2 ounce of ginger
1/2 a lemon
1/2 ounce of ginger

If you decide to go on the full 21 day juice fast and cleanse, make sure to:
  •  JUICE, not blend fresh, raw vegetables
  •  Peel the skin off fruits like squash or cucumber because they make have a wax on them if you do not puchase them from a organic, fresh food market
  • Drink juice as soon as it is ready. The juice looses nutrients in oxidation as it sits out. For people on the move that want to pack their juice to go, put juice in a thermos, fill to the brim, let it even overflow a little and then close to carry. This will seal nutrients in thermos and retard oxidation
  • Consume ONLY fresh juices and water the first 8 days, lots of water, plain yogurt, salads and low sodium soups on the next 3 days, and 75% raw vegetables in the last 11 days of the cleanse
  • Throughout the cleanse, make sure to consume at least your body weight in ounces of water. E.g. I weigh 120 pounds, thus I drink a minimum of 120 ounces of water on each day of the juice fast and cleanse

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