After my recent birthday dinner, I decided I should drink a few raw juices to flush my system. I prefer actually juice fasting for at least two days (without eating at all) but haven’t had time to do that. Also, I finally found my favorite organic Greek yogurt at a local store so I bought several containers of it. Now I have to finish them all before they ruin! A short juice fast is just around the corner for me, though.
As I work toward the fast, I’ve only been eating some raw fruit and veggies, the Greek yogurt, raw nuts, and Sun Butter. (More about pre-fast eating in an upcoming post.)
My regular diet is pretty much clean anyway but I like to really prepare my body for a juice fast – and that means a goal of 100% raw foods, lots of water and herbal tea. I do eat some fish, eggs, and cooked vegetables, so I just begin to eliminate them a little at a time until I’m eating only raw. Another thing I do to transition into a juice fast is start drinking the raw juices like I’m doing now.
I’ve enjoyed a variety of raw juices so far, but today I want to focus on the watermelon juice. Watermelon is an amazing fruit. It’s loaded with goodies for our bodies to drink up and its juice will flush your kidneys. It’s nice to give the kidneys a boost and help them rid our bodies of toxins (toxins are in the air we breathe, food we eat, etc.) So, It’s very healing – and delicious too!
Here are a few fun facts:
Eating watermelon may help fight inflammation in diseases such as colon cancer, arthritis, asthma, and others.
Three servings a day could fight macular degeneration.
It could possibly even prevent cancer!
Healing for (Raw) Juices Tip:
You could get all 3 of those servings in one tall glass of tasty juice.
A few nutrients you’ll be feeding your body are:
*Nutrition information from whfoods.com
The fun part is you get to juice the entire watermelon. Yes, there are nutrients in the rind and seeds - isn’t that great? You just chop the watermelon into pieces that will fit into the top of your juicing machine and if you want a regular glass (approx. 16 oz.) you’ll need 2 pieces (about 1 inch or so thick) or 4 cups, chopped.
It takes only a short time to get all the pieces in and then you can enjoy its sweet goodness. You’ll wonder how something so tasty is so healthy for you, but it is!
Enjoy your watermelon flush…
Here’s to life, health, and healing with (raw) juices!