Introduction to the cranberry juice diet
The cranberry juice diet is one of the most popular detox diets recently and while it does have benefits, it has its side effects as well.
It is also an effective method for quick weight loss.
Cranberry juice has been recognized for some time for its beneficial properties and for its detoxifying effect. This diet is not only recommended for detoxification and weight loss, but also for people who are suffering from various disorders.
The juice will help to flush out all harmful toxins from the body and rejuvenate it.
Cranberry juice is a great source of vitamins C, A, and K and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, potassium and beta carotene.
It is also low in calories when squeezed fresh.
Unsweetened cranberry juice contains only 13 calories per serving.
How it works
When a person is on this diet, they should be eating no solid foods and only drinking cranberry juice.
This diet should not last any longer than three weeks. This diet is often used by women who are suffering from urinary tract infections, kidney stones, respiratory infections and ulcers.
The diet is best to be followed in the winter or fall and it is often recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
There is a bit of preparation that needs to be done before beginning the diet. Before getting into the diet, a person needs to stop drinking alcohol, and then stop gradually eating dairy products, fats, sugars and caffeine in the three to four weeks before the diet itself begins.
A concoction needs to be prepared before the diet starts. In this instance, a person must dilute one part pure and unsweetened cranberry juice with four parts of water and add a teaspoon of apple pectin and a teaspoon of psyllum fiber to the mix. This needs to be consumed at least 15 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner and the meals that follow it should only consist of fruits and vegetables.
It is important to completely stop eating processed foods in the weeks before the diet. It is also important to drink a lot of water during the cranberry juice diet in order to remain hydrated and to aid the detoxification process.
After the diet is finished, it is necessary to remain eating very lightly for another several weeks so that the body can get readjusted to eating solid food again.