Detoxing With Cold-Pressed Juices
Juices, specifically cold-pressed juices, are more widely available than ever before and are being used by health-conscious consumers to detox and lose weight.An excellent source of nutrients, cold-pressed juices are stealing a march over regular, pre-packaged, preservatives-laden juices.
Being cold-pressed, which means using a crusher and presser to extract juices, these juices are more nutritious and retain more of the natural goodness which is lost upon using a centrifugal juicer or heat pasteurisation.
Juices have always been a healthy alternative and there is tremendous scope to play around with flavours, colours and textures. One can mix-and-match to create a slew of healthy juices which are full of essential nutrients that not only help you live a healthier life but, also prevent and/or manage diseases.
What is detox?
Detoxification entails cleaning your body from the inside which we often fail to do. Getting rid of toxins is not easy, as toxins are in love with their host. They are just like uninvited guests who binge on free food!
Detoxification requires one to allow the digestive system to rest completely, this helps in channelising the saved energy to the immune system. Juice detox essentially works when you replace one or all your meals with cold-pressed juices. We can think of detoxification being akin to fasting. Only that on a rigorous fast, we may not ingest any calories while juice-cleanse does provide calories, though not the bad ones.
Cold-pressed juices are the best detox partners! A ‘juice detox’ is essentially a fresh fruit and vegetable diet taken in the form of juices. Cold-pressed juices, being loaded with active enzymes and abundant nutrients, facilitate deep cleaning of body cells.
3-Day Detox Guide
Source: N Coldpressed Detox Guide
How does detox work?
- The antioxidants in cold-pressed juices help reduce inflammation and prevent infections.
- The soluble fibre present acts as prebiotics and promotes healthy gut microflora.
- The calorie deficit created by being on 100% natural fruit and vegetable juices aids weight loss.
- Vitamins and minerals present in abundance in these juices help meet daily micronutrient requirements.
- Special herbs and condiments contain bioactive compounds that impart therapeutic benefits.
Detox is like a lifestyle! It requires us to align our body with nature and stay away from artificial food items. Nourishing body with balanced foods provides it all the energy it needs to function optimally. Detoxifying through juices is very effective in cleaning toxins from the body, leaving the person more energised and refreshed.
Dr Pooja R Singhania is Chief Nutritionist at NColdpressed. She is also a Health Council Member at Healthhunt.