GIVING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM THE EDGE IT NEEDS FOR COVID-19
…USING FRUIT JUICE THERAPY
The treatment of diseases through an exclusive diet of fruits and vegetables is known as raw juice therapy. It is also called juice fasting or juice cure. During the therapy, the eliminating and cleansing capacity of the organs (lungs, kidney, liver and skins) increases.
Fruit juice therapy is the dietary and therapeutic administration of fruits and vegetables that have been mechanically reduced to liquids. This is the ingestion of fresh raw fruits and vegetables juices to ‘replenish’ the body and provide nutritional support.
Fruits and their juices are very beneficial to our general health, and can also be helpful in containing specific diseases.
This therapy is high in concentrated nutrients, fruit and vegetable juices are ideal for keeping your immunity high and fighting off colds, flu and other infections. It has been discovered that fruit therapy also help to lower blood pressure, remedy skin disorders, and relieve digestive problems. In addition, juice therapy is a favorite aid in “detoxification” regimens.
HOW THE TREATMENT IS DONE.
Extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables yields a liquid that’s rich in sugar, starches, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, but low in mass–in other words a concentrate that contains almost all the nutrients of the plants without the fibrous cell walls that originally contained them.
The juices are used in two ways: as a supplement to a normal diet, or as a substitute for solid foods (a ”juice diet” ). Most treatments are do-it-yourself (DIY), although the oversight of a doctor is occasionally required.
Fruits juices are best taken as soon as they are prepared, since raw, unpreserved juice is perishable. Any contact with light, heat, or air, starts an oxidation process that will eventually break down many of the nutrients. Nevertheless, you can store juice for up to two days if you keep in the fridge 35-38F without freezing it.
When combined with other dietary regimens juice therapy can be used to augment athletic training, or simply improve overall health. Keep in mind however, that juicing a fruit or vegetable removes its fiber.
Juices therefore, cannot be used as a substitute for whole fruits and vegetables, but only as a low-fat supplement to a balanced diet.
Juice therapists advocate juice only fasts to cleanse and rejuvenate the body. Such fasts are also a good way to detect an unsuspected food allergy. If you experience a major improvement in chronic symptoms during a fruit fast, chances are they were caused by an item in your regular diet. Reintroducing your favorite foods one at a time after the fasts should quickly identify the culprit.
Juices can also provide at least some nutrients if you are unable to keep solid foods down. For example, if you are undergoing cancer chemotherapy or have a severe illness. They are especially good for convalescents because they are easier to consume and digest than solids, yet still provide the much needed nutrition.
Juice fasts typically last for 2 to 5 days. Juice advocates often recommend them for general health improvement twice a year.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM JUICE TREATMENT.
Juice serves as a valuable nutritional supplement in the treatment of all manner of debilitating illnesses, from cancer to AIDS. However, it is important to remember that it’s not a magic cure all. It won’t do any more for you than a similar supply of vitamins and minerals from any other source. It lacks the fiber, fat, and protein needed to maintain energy and preserve optimum health. Juice therapy has a lore all of its own, some of it is true, some of it is not.
- CRANBERRY: Cranberry juice offers many benefits:
Cranberry juice is known for its ability to protect against urinary tract infections (UTIS). Cranberry is high in potassium antioxidants and vitamin C and E.
2. Tomato juice: Tomato juice is very high in lycopene, which act as an antioxidants and may lower your risk in heart disease, prostrate disease. Furthermore it is also high in vitamin C and potassium
3. Prune juice: provides a rich source of iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and B vitamins. It’s commonly used as a remedy for constipation due to its stool softening effect.
4. Beet juice: Beet juice is rich in dietary nitrates and betalains, both of which are associated with a lower risk of heart diseases and other chronic disease. Its much lower in sugar than the other juices.
5. Pomegranate: Pomegranate juice is rich in anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that give pomegranate their rich, dark red color. The juice is also rich in vitamin k which is important for heart and bone health.
6.-Green juices, those made from green vegetables, are said to heal, stabilize, and calm frayed nerves, but they are not a source of long term energy.
7.-Wheat- grass juice, made from kernels that have sprouted to resemble grass is another favorite, often recommended to detoxify the body, flush the liver, and purify the blood.
There is, however, no evidence to support such claims, nor is there any reason to believe that it will remedy degenerative disorders such as parkinson’s disease.
CONTRAINDICTIONS FOR FRUIT JUICE THERAPY:
Juice fasts provide minimal calories and little fat or protein. They are not recommended during pregnancy or while breast feeding, and also for infants, young children. Long standing concerns about juice intake include its lower fiber content, calorie density, and potential promotion of dental caries. Current American Academy of pediatrics recommend avoiding fruit juices in infants less than 1 year of age and encourage consumption of whole fruits rather than fruit juice throughout childhood and adolescence.
Certain health problems can make it necessary to avoid or limit intake of particular juices. If you have a problem with sugar, you’ll need to dilute sugary juices such as carrot and beets with low sugar juices such as celery.
Although, in general, there are no side effects from juice therapy, certain medical conditions such as diabetes may be aggravated by excessive intake of some certain juices. It is also possible that certain fruit juices may interact with certain prescription drugs to render them ineffective or to potentiate their effects, therefore, the need to consult with your doctor if you are taking fruit juices when on prescription drugs.