Spouted plants like wheat grass are whole foods. They contain the essential nutrients required by our body to sustain good health. Wheat grass is high in chlorophyll, and contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. One ounce of wheat grass juice is nutritionally equivalent to two pounds of vegetables. One to two ounces during each meal time will provide necessary sustenance as well as aid in the detoxification process.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
EFAs are known as the “good fats” or ”good oils” - omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. They are essential nutrients which have very important functions in the human body ranging from energy production to brain function. Your body cannot live without essential fatty acids from your diet. EFAs are easily destroyed by exposure to sunlight, air and heat (even at room temperature). Taking a good EFA supplement is highly recommended before, during and after the Detox because it supplies your body with essential nutrients and helps to keep your body in a slightly alkaline state. Udos Choice Ultimate Oil Blend is the preferred source of EFAs.It contains th eright amounts of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids at the optimum ratio of 1:2. It is produced from cold pressed organic flax, sesame, sunflower and evening primrose seeds as well as oils from rice and oat germs.
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Organic Fruit & Vegetable Juice
Fruits and vegetables are our most direct source of energy and nutrients. Plants are the only organism that can convert the power of the sun into energy and in turn become a source of energy for other organisms. Fruits, vegetables and sprouts contain all the nec-essary energy yielding nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to sustain our bodies and is easily assimilated. Do not consume commercially packaged or bottled juices as they are nutritionally inferior and may contain additives like sugar and preservatives.
The husk of the psyllium plant is a very rich source of natural fiber. Psyllium facilitates regular bowel movements, dredges the colon of dangerous toxic residues and accelerates the entire detox process. Your colon is very effective in reabsorbing water and electrolytes and can leave stubborn fecal material dried and impacted against the colon wall. Fiber helps to retain moisture in the colon to soften impacted fecal material. Apart from the benefits of fiber during the cleanse, a diet rich in fiber can help reduce the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, diabetes and diverticulosis.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very effective for detoxifying various organs in the body. It is a purifier because it has the means to break down fatty mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It promotes the health of the eliminative organs of the body such as the kidneys, bladder and liver by preventing excessively alkaline urine. Cider vinegar also helps to oxidate the blood which consequently prevents the blood from becoming too thick and gluey. Thickened blood can strain the heart and blood vessels leading to high blood pressure. Apple cider vinegar has a potent supply of potassium. Potassium is an essential mineral for the normal growth of the body and for the replacement of worn-out tissues. It is as important to the soft tissues, as calcium is to the bones and teeth and it also retards the hardening of the blood vessels.
ProBiotics (Friendly Bacteria)
There are more than 500 species of bacteria in your intestinal tract. These comprise a balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria (80% good: 20% bad). The “good” bacteria are responsible for manufacturing vitamins such as vitamin B and K which are essential for the body. “Good” bacteria also keep the bad bacteria from taking over the system. During the detox period, good bacteria will be cleansed out from the colon together with other toxins. It is thus very important to replenish the intestinal flora by supplementing with a good source of pro-biotics or “good” bacteria.