Take time out to detox for just 24 hours works wonders says health expert Christine Bailey
Our liver, lymphatic system, gall bladder, bowel and urinary system are all involved in the processing and elimination of toxins. These vital processes rely on a healthy diet and lifestyle – which can often be difficult to maintain. By putting aside a day for a juice detox you can keep your diet on track and help the body deal with those excesses more effectively.
A juice detox works in two main ways. It helps to clean up your diet, reducing the amount of toxins your body is exposed to as well as helping your digestive tract and liver to function optimally by giving it the essential nutrients it needs. Juices are packed with nutrients for rapid absorption and assimilation and their high antioxidant content protects the body against damaging free radicals. Fresh juices also have remarkable cleansing powers – their high water content is essential for hydrating and cleaning the body of waste and they contain a range of compounds such as citric and malic acid, pectin and chlorophyll known for their ability to absorb fats and toxins from the digestive tract.