Saturday, July 08, 2006
Known as an excellent liver and kidney cleanser, apple juice will settle your stomach if you've been overdosing on rich food. Contains iron, vitamins C, B1, B2 and B6.
Best as a refreshing breakfast juice, grapefruit is high in vitamin C and cleansing citric acid. Don't discard the pith of fresh grapefruits as it is rich in bioflavonoids - nutrients which help with the absorption of vitamin C.
Drinking lemon juice diluted in water first thing in morning helps cleans and tone the digestive system ready for the day ahead. It's a concentrated source of vitamin C, but you may want to add a little honey to reduce the tart taste.
Like grapefruit and lemon juice, orange juice is an efficient cleanser of the digestive system because of its high citric acid content. It's rich in vitamin C and beta carotene (the vegetarian source of vitamin A), plus a wide range of minerals including potassium, phosphorus and zinc.
Pineapple juice is an underrated storehouse of nutrients. Rich in vitamin C and folic acid ( essential for all pregnant women), it also contains a useful enzyme called bromelin which can help neutralise indigestion caused by an over-acidic tummy.
With any thing consume in moderate amount is best.