Every time you reach out to a fizzy drink or a “fruit juice” that is served to you from
a tetra-pack, stop and read the ingredients mentioned on the packaging. The various
artificial flavors, preservatives and insane amount of sugar added to the drinks only
deteriorate their nutritional value and are responsible for obesity, diabetes and the
various cancers that are prevalent among the people today. On the other hand,
naturally occurring fruits and vegetables on the other hand, have natural sugars,
nutrients, fibers, vitamins and minerals, which are far healthier and beneficial for
the body. Therefore, juice cleanses have slowly become a trend today.
Consuming dry, cooked and processed food not only has less nutritional
value but also puts a stress on the digestive system. Therefore, having a juice every
now and then, relaxes the digestive system while providing it with an abundance of
nutrients. It acts as a direct and pure source of energy from the nature. Juicing
allows you to consume a greater quantity of fruits and vegetables thereby making it
a mini-meal. The filling nature of these juices helps you to refrain from unhealthy
snacking every now and then. It also aids in the smooth flushing out of toxins from
the body, thereby increasing the immunity of the body and improving the overall
health of the body. Here are a few juices that you can add to your diet for a healthier
The classic Nimbu Pani is a refreshing drink made in almost every Indian
household. However, we tend to add a lot of sugar to enhance the taste of the
drink, which in return only deteriorates the nutritional value of the drink.
Instead of adding processed sugar, add jaggery, kala namak (black salt) and
some crushed coriander and mint leaves. Not only do these ingredients
enhance the taste of the drink but also its nutritional value giving you that
extra kick of energy.
This drink can be made by blending together a beetroot, tomato, carrot, some
grated ginger and the juice of half a lemon in a blender. You could add some
water to reduce the consistency of the juice and a spoon of honey for taste.
Beetroots, tomatoes and carrots are rich in antioxidants, which have anti-
aging properties that will make your skin glow. They also aid in flushing out
the toxins from your body. A glass of this drink can be had an hour before
lunch. However, consume it immediately after it is prepared, else it will get
oxidized. This detox drink is perfect for weight loss and a healthy body.
3.White Pumpkin Cooler
This unique cooler is made using a cup of diced white pumpkin and two
sprigs of curry leaves along with some grated ginger and the juice of half a
lemon. This juice serves as a natural cooler during the hot summers. The
white pumpkin helps you lose weight by reducing water retention in your
body. Having a glass of this juice every day will also improve the quality of
your skin and hair. Keep in mind that it must be had on an empty stomach.
4.Green fat burner
A juice cleanse is incomplete without a green juice. This one is made with
spinach, pumpkin and some grated ginger and the juice of half a lemon. It
offers a boost of energy that will last through the day and can be had either
an hour before or after your workout at the gym. It can also be consumed an
hour before lunch. This power-packed juice will help rev up the organs in
your body thereby aiding in the speedy flushing out of toxins from your body.