September 16, 2016

Juice Cleanse - Guest Post by David from ""

Trying to shed some weight ? Then, my today's guest post article will help you for sure !

Excited to share a wonderful and informative article by David who run the site over at Thank you David for being my guest on my space. Personally, I am very much impressed over the varieties of healthy juice recipes in his site and its my privilege to share one of his article on my space which in turn helps my readers to get benefited to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The 9 best ALKALINE fruits and vegetables to use for a juice cleanse

Meta Description: Consuming alkaline fruits and veggies have been known to improve a person’s quality of life. Find out the best alkaline ingredients for juicing right here.

Going on a juice cleanse is seen as an effective way to lose weight. It has become quite popular among weight watchers, but HOW effective it is will vary from one person to another.

Of course, there are many things that can affect its efficacy. For one, the juice cleansing concept is the same but the fruits and vegetables you use will vary. Another thing we must remember is that because our bodies are different, they also tend to react differently to the one million and one diets we subject it to.

The key to juice cleansing, aside from getting a superb juicer, is picking the right ingredients for your juices. Rather than just choosing the first fruit or vegetable you come across, you’d definitely benefit from picking alkaline ones. 

9 best alkaline fruits and vegetables to use for juice cleansing

Alka-what? Alkaline. It’s a word that keeps getting mentioned in the world of dieting and weight loss, and for good reason.

Just think of your body as a balancing act. It has to maintain a normal blood pH level, which is around 7.35 and 7.45. This balance is more alkaline than water, and if you upset this balance because of the food you eat, it can be a hindrance to weight loss.

Choosing alkaline fruits and vegetables will help normalize this, ensuring that you’re right on track with your weight loss goals:

  • Cabbage
Cruciferous vegetables are superstars in the juicing world. There’s a reason why your mother forced you to eat green leafy vegetables when you were younger, and chances are it’s because they’re packed with nutrients.

Cabbage is a great source of vitamins C, K, and B6. It also contains manganese, potassium, and alkaline minerals, aside from being an excellent source of fiber. Cabbage is also known to be anti-inflammatory, effective in cleaning your GI tract as well as the rest of your digestive system and body.

  • Spinach
Popeye isn’t the only one who will benefit from eating that much spinach. In fact, you can take your cue from Popeye and understand that spinach is largely beneficial.

For one, Swedish researchers have found that spinach can help suppress your food cravings by as much as 95%. That alone makes it a great ingredient for any juice cleanse, because curbing your appetite is critical to making you last throughout the fast.

Spinach is also packed with carotenoids and vitamins, which keeps unwanted health in check. 

  • Avocado
The benefits of avocados are almost limitless. This article highlights that half a cup of avocado has 8 grams of dietary fiber. Aside from that, it’s rich in glutathione, which is critical in the detoxification process.

Avocado is also a good source of phytonutrients, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6. But more importantly, avocado is one of the best sources of good fat, which you’ll need during a cleanse as you’re depriving your body of its normal food intake. This will give you healthier skin as well as speed up your metabolism.

  • Cucumber
Cucumber is a famous juice cleansing ingredient, and that’s partly because of its legendary water content. About 95% of cucumber is made of water packed with antioxidants, so consuming cucumber will not only give you nourishment, it will also keep you hydrated.

What else can be found in cucumber? All the good stuff you can’t pronounce. Secoisolariciresinol. Pinoresinol. Lariciresinol. These lignans help in reducing the risk of certain cancers as well as cardiovascular disease, contributing to cucumber’s super-food status.

With cucumber, you also get an automatic base for any alkaline juice.

  • Celery
If you think munching on celery sticks is great, just imagine packing all that goodness into a juice concentrate. Celery is an alkaline staple because it’s rich in vitamins that increase your immunity, reduce inflammation, and boost your overall health.

Another thing celery has going for it is that it’s a natural diuretic, helping your body rid itself of excess fluids. If the goal of a juice cleanse is to detoxify, you can only imagine how important celery is.

  • Broccoli
Another one of the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is famous because it’s packed with fiber, which helps in keeping you full. Aside from this, broccoli has potassium, manganese, iron, protein, and vitamins C, A, and K.

The more broccoli you consume, the more you get of sulforaphane, a great compound that is known to fight cancer. Broccoli’s cancer-preventing powers is something everyone can benefit from, whether or not weight loss is the goal.

  • Lemons
If life gives you lemons, make an alkaline solution.

Lemons are the ultimate alkaline superstar, and this is why many people swear by the benefits of drinking water with some lemon squeezed in. This is the best way to start the day, because not only is it refreshing, it boosts your immune system and metabolism as well.

Adding lemon to your juice cleanse recipes will also ensure that you get all of its wonderful nutrients. Aside from that, it gives your juices a little punch or kick, adding the right flavor.

  • Ginger
Ginger is great for the digestive system, but it also has a lot of therapeutic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Because of the compounds that are naturally found in ginger (gingerols and shogaols), the movement of the food through your intestines is increased. This is how ginger helps detoxify.

Aside from that, you’ll also be surprised to know that ginger is a great way to add flavor to your juices. 

  • Garlic
Another way to add a different kick to your juices is to use garlic. Garlic is actually a great way to boost your immune system because it has a lot of anti-inflammatory and nutritional benefits. 

Alkaline foods remind us that it’s not just about how hard you diet, it’s also about how smart you diet. You are not alone in this weight loss journey, and you should actually think of these fruits and vegetables as your friends, cheering you every step of the way.


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