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Drink a Juice or Two

Natural minerals and vitamins from nutrient rich food is the key to improving your overall health. Detoxing from refined foods, alcohol, meat and dairy products can dramatically assist in clearing out toxins, weight loss and of course body odors!

Increase the amount of raw fruits and vegetables in your diet and aim for at least 30% of your diet to consist of raw foods. This will boost the immune system, flush out the body of toxins and impurities and help to keep those smells at bay!

Good choices of raw foods include fruit, vegetable salads, raw nuts and seeds and sprouted legumes and seeds. Raw juicing can also help a lot to reduce inflammation and increase immune and gut health. A juice machine is a worthwhile investment! We love cold pressed juicers the most. They slowly extract and preserve the minerals/vitamins from the fruit and vegetables, making your juice far more beneficial.

Good things to juice are citrus, cabbage, kale, beet, carrot, apple, ginger, celery and fresh green herbs such as mint, parsley and cilantro. If you are super busy you can make a week’s supply of juice and freeze it in glass jars. If you freeze it immediately after making it, the healing properties will be retained. You will find benefit from drinking 7 to 8 ounces (200 to 300mls) of juice daily.

*Cold pressed/masticating juicers, will crush your ingredients in order to extract the greatest quantity of juice possible without compromising the nutrient quality. While you will need to cut your fruits and vegetables up into smaller pieces to enable the crushing to happen, unlike traditional juicing methods, cold pressing won’t generate nearly as much heat to significantly affect the juice.

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