Fruit Juices for Cleansing

Overview

Fruits are full of water---that's what makes them so beneficial for your body. The water in fruit is what you could call "real" vitamin water--it's full of minerals, enzymes and electrolytes. Fruit juices can be powerful agents to remove toxins from the body and a wonderful tonic for your internal organs. An antioxidant is a molecule that prevents the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation produces free radicals, which damage cells in your body. Most fruit juice contain antioxidants, even more so if it's freshly squeezed.

Pomegranate Juice

Eight ounces of pomegranate contains 40 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance, or RDA, of Vitamin C. It's got Vitamin A, Vitamin E and folic acid, too, along with antioxidant properties. It's said to have three times more antioxidant powers than green tea. Because it's an antioxidant, it may be effective against cancer. Studies show pomegranate juice slows prostate cancer in mice. Pomegranate juice is also good for your heart--it cleanses the blood and promotes blood flow to your heart, eventually lowering blood pressure. Studies show it reduces hardening of the arteries and lowers "bad" cholesterol.

Acai Berry Juice

Acai is a type of palm tree native to Central and South America that is being cultivated in other areas recently because of its rising popularity among health enthusiasts. The acai berry is known for its reputed cleansing properties and its ability to remove toxins from the body. Acai berries are also being touted as a useful weight-loss aid because they speed up the body's metabolism and digestion of fat. Many people who drink the juice get a burst of energy after drinking it. It's also reported to be a cellulite reducer and to keep the skin looking more youthful.

Prune Juice

Prunes are actually dried plums. Prune juice is made by re-hydrating the fruit in water and extracting the liquid. The liquid is not only full of nutrients, it's full of fiber and has a natural laxative effect when consumed. Prunes contain a type of antioxidants called phenols, which are beneficial in blocking oxygen-based free radicals from damaging the body's fats. Skin and brain cells are cleansed by prune juice. Prune juice is high in vitamin A, but the best thing about prune juice is the soluble fiber. Fiber slows the body's absorption of sugar. Studies suggest that fiber decreases the chances of developing diabetes. It's also good for liver, intestines and colon cleansing.

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Churyl T. Jones's writing has writing has appeared in various online and print publications over the past 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from Wesleyan University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.

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