glass of apple juice

In a liquids–only fast, fruit juice is used rather than any other liquid because of its overall cleansing effect, ease of digestion, bioavailable nutrients and its caloric contribution of energy.* Just because all fruits and their juices are known for their ability to cleanse the body, this does not mean every kind of fruit is good for every type of cleansing. Every fruit has a particular affinity and support for different parts of the body. Apple juice is recommended during the Colon Cleansing Kit™ by Blessed Herbs because of its primary ability to stimulate bowel movement, break down toxins in the intestines and support the liver during cleansing. Its secondary effects support the other major organs of detoxification; blood, lymph, and kidney.*

Apple juice is the only juice to completely harmonize detoxification and support colon cleansing in this way. The next best juice choice would be pear juice; it works well on the digestive system, but does not have the added benefits of apple juice. After pear, grape juice would be next as it supports not only the bowels, but also the lymph and blood, but does not have as much digestive support as pear and apple. Citrus should be completely avoided as it tends to stir up more toxins than the soon-to-be-cleansed, eliminative channels can process all at once and thus may cause you more discomfort than is necessary. Some of the juices listed below are to be avoided because of their ability to slow down the movement of the bowels and the remaining juices listed, if used at all, might be added in only as an additional flavor, rather than the main body of the juice drink.

Note: Some of the juices tend to have a thicker consistency than others, especially those that are bottled and labeled as “nectar”. You should dilute them 50/50 with pure water and then strain before drinking. If you use a juicer and juice raw fruits, be sure to strain or filter before drinking.

Common fruit juices and their particular body affinities:

  • Stimulates peristaltic action of gut
  • Bowel normalizer
  • Liver support while cleansing
  • Blood purifier
  • Lymphatic support
  • Kidney tonic*
  • Binding to the bowels, slows down bowel movements
  • Blood builder*
  • Pancreas support*
  • Blood builder
  • Slightly laxative
  • Liver & gallbladder support*
  • Heavily acidic, it acidifies urine and is used for kidney and bladder conditions. Its extreme tartness usually needs a lot of sweetness, which is not conducive to cleansing
  • Blood builder
  • Slightly laxative*
  • Lymphatic cleanser
  • Blood purifier
  • Bowel normalizer*
  • Same as for Lemon
  • Inhibits the breakdown of certain chemicals by liver, which may block the elimination of some toxins*
  • All the citrus fruits contain citric acid which stimulates the release of acid, catarrh, and hardened mucus deposits in the body. Lemons and lime contain the most citric acid and lemons have the strongest detoxifying effect. It does so very quickly and unless all the eliminative channels are cleansed and functioning well first, the body will not be able to handle the release all at once and that will create a back-up of uncomfortable and irritating conditions*
  • Same as for Lemon
  • Brain and Nervous system support*
  • Binding to the bowels, it slows down bowel movements
  • Blood cleanser*
  • Same as for Lemon*
  • Digestive enzyme aid
  • Stomach tonic*
  • Digestive aid
  • Bowel normalizer*
  • Stimulate digestive juices
  • Blood builder
  • Bowel regulator*
  • Kidney and bladder tonic
  • Cardiovascular support
  • Astringent and binding effect on bowel, slows down bowel movement*
  • Protein digestive enzyme aid
  • Cardiovascular support*
Red Raspberry
  • Mucus and catarrh cleanser
  • Appetite stimulant*

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