Detox with Cranberries
Pure cranberry juice, not to be confused with cranberry cocktail juice, helps rid the body of toxins, can prevent infections and according to some, reduce the appearance of cellulite!
University of Rochester findings showed that cranberry juice contains high levels of organic acids, which have an emulsifying effect upon fat deposits, thereby helping you reduce excess fat. Some go so far as to say that these acids help flush the body of cellulite, but the jury’s still out on this one.
Cranberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit. And are a good source of vitamins A, B complex, C, folic acid and fiber. The hippuric acid contained in cranberries has the natural antibiotic ingredients to fight off harmful bacteria within the body, leading the Infectious Disease Society of America to conclude in a 2002 study that cranberry juice may inhibit a type of bacteria that is a common cause of ear and repertory infections in children. Similarly, cranberry juice is touted to help prevent bladder infections, especially in women.
Mix a few ounces of pure cranberry juice (be ready, it’s tart) with several ounces of sparkling water for an exciting, detoxifying treat!