Saturday, August 8, 2015

2 Ingredients Liver Detox Juice

Just two ingredients, but incredibly powerful ones. Both, apples and turmeric will help you detoxify your liver and your digestive tract. They will also effectively calm inflammation in your body.

  • 6 red apples
  • 3 thumb-sized pieces of fresh turmeric root

  • Pass the ingredients thorough a juicer. 
  • Pour juice into glasses, add ice cubes if necessary and enjoy in good company!

Tip: Wear protective gloves when you work with fresh turmeric root and wash your juicer and utensils right away. The yellow pigment stains and is rather difficult to remove.

You can expand this two-ingredients juice recipe by adding such ingredients as beets, carrots, ginger, lemons or pineapple. I decided to use only two ingredients because simple recipes work best for me when I want to do a quick cleanse: a three-day fast to improve liver function and a two-ingredient juice to initiate detox. Very simple and very effective. 

Apples are amazing and if you are not allergic, you should eat them daily. They have very low glycemic index and will help prevent sugar spikes and keep you satiated during fast. They are very high in soluble (pectin) and insoluble (cellulose) fiber. Keep in mind that juicing removes the insoluble fiber, but leaves the soluble fiber intact. Among others, fiber is needed to maintain health and the function of your digestive tract. The insoluble fiber also helps remove plaque from the arteries.

Apples are high in malic acid. Natural health practitioners often suggest a diet of apples, freshly made apple juice or a malic acid supplement to soften gallbladder stones.

Turmeric root comes with many health benefits, but in this post I would like to concentrate on liver health.

Turmeric root contains the compound curcumin that gives turmeric its vibrant yellow color. Various studies have demonstrated that curcumin protects from liver damage and has the potential to repair damaged liver tissue. It fights liver cancer and prevents tumors from growing. It helps to activate the enzymes that are responsible for the breakdown and elimination of toxins. Turmeric can also improve the health and function of gallbladder.

In this juice recipe apples and turmeric work in synergy to detoxify and improve liver and gallbladder function. If you cannot get fresh turmeric root, you can use organic, raw powder that you can blend into your freshly made apple juice. Also remember to save the valuable juice pulp. My next post will tell you what you can do with it.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2015

*Information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.


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