Get Fruity

Brides often hear people suggesting them to go on detox or juice therapy prior to their wedding. Most brides-to-be want to rush into a weight loss or  a look good strategy, seek help in detox pills and wonder-foods which claim weight loss in a jiffy. But in reality it is not very difficult to get the perfect ten look within the confines of your home with simple juice recipes. Rather one should try making one’s own simple juice therapy regimes by accommodating a few healthy fruity ingredients in the routine diet.

There is seriously no better way to regulate our life, than by giving the diet plan a dose of fruits or juice therapy. It is the perfect way to eliminate toxins, impurities and poisonous substances from the blood stream, and help the body shed weight and cleanse it from within. With juice therapy you can give the body a much needed break from unwanted junk and heal from the inside. With a detox diet in place and lifestyle changes ditching junk and hydrogenised fats to essentially healthy foods, you can follow a disciplined lifestyle and go on a fruit-itarian diet regime.

The benefits of juice therapy are many to list down- from improved energy, weight loss, glowing skin, dissolve toxins, clear eyes, positive attitude, to removing acidity, boosts circulation so on and so forth. Read on to find out more on this wonder process!

To begin with fruits should be had when freshly cut or juiced. You can get started by increasing the intake of watermelon in summers as much as you can, or even indulge in glass full of ripe tomatoes, papaya juice or banana-shake on a busy working day. This includes eating hardly any food, but drinking fresh raw juice in limitless quantities. Drinking a lot of juices means it requires less energy to digest and is very gentle on the body. Mostly it is effective and is a speedy last minute quick radiance diet. Sometimes, working women on the move, stay away from juice therapy as body tends to feel lethargic. In this case, one can add a lot of thick fresh juices or smoothies to the daily healthy food routine. Avoid drinks rich in acidic content or beverages. A glass of fresh lemon juice can help maintain body’s alkaline balance and provides an instant cooling effect besides building immunity. Sugarcane juice is another instant source of glucose and energy. The best fruits and vegetables to include for juices are celery, carrot, kale, cabbage, apple, pineapple, cranberry, spinach, beet, and greens.

Since fruits are a welcome source of energy and diet, hang on to fruits like watermelon, muskmelon, pomegranate, strawberry, cranberries, lemons/limes, grapefruits, apples, cherries and figs as they are the best detox fruits. Fruit salad cocktail topped up with olive oil dressing and lemon juice is good.

Sour and sweet combination of grapevine and honey can be taken as breakfast to mark the start of the day.

These fruit juices can be a must-have in your daily diet-

Orange:  Like most citrus fruits it contains a high level of vitamin C along with beta carotene, folic acid, phosphates, iodides, iron, phytonutrients and flavonoids. These components help to treat dark spots & blemishes. The orange peel can be powdered and used as a scrub for instant glow and skin whitening as it acts as a natural bleach. It also acts as atoner, removing dirt, dead skin and giving the skin a firmer feel.

Strawberry: It contains a higher level of vitamin C and manganese which helps to exfoliate & cleanse the skin, lightens age spots & freckles.  It contains ellagic acid which is a UV protector. Strawberries also prevent thinning of hair and give it a glossy shine.  It can be used as an exfoliate in foot scrubs.

Tomato: It is rich in vitamin A, C &K it acts as an antioxidant in preventing aging & is used widely as a whitening and de tanning agent.

Papaya :  Containing  a rich amount of antioxidants like carotenes, vitamin C & flavonoids, B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid it keeps your skin hydrated, making it supple and smooth. It also has exfoliant and anti-aging properties.

Avocado: With a high concentration of vitamin A&E it gives your skin a natural glow. It also helps to moisturize and rejuvenate the scalp.

Grapes : They have phytochemicals and phytonutrients which are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature helping regeneration and healing of skin.

Apples : It contains vitamin C which helps to boost collagen and tightens the skin, copper which is important for melanin production & vitamin A with other antioxidants which control acne, decrease dark eye pigmentation and increase hair growth. It has also been shown to decrease the dandruff from the scalp.

Banana: A rich source of vitamins and minerals including potassium, manganese, biotin, vitamin C &B6. The vitamins maintain elasticity of the skin and the antioxidants prevent aging. It is also a natural moisturizer and can be used in homemade scrubs and masks.

Pomegranate: A single glass of pomegranate juice can provide you with 40 % of the daily requirement of folic acid and vitamins A, C, and E. Freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, being completely unprocessed, triumphs over packaged juice any day, as it retains the maximum number of vitamins.

Carrot: A single glass of carrot juice can prevent dryness in the skin, acne, sun damage, ageing, increases hair growth, increases nail strength besides great for the nerves.