A juice cleanse delivers an abundant amount of vitamin C to the body. This antioxidant is needed to manufacture carnitine, an amino acid that helps our cells burn fat for energy. Fat burning can be up to 30% higher during exercise if you have efficient levels of vitamin C in your body. It cannot be stored, so the daily intake of this essential vitamin is needed. It is also required in the manufacturing of collagen, a protein that supports youthful skin and the development of muscle tissue; which in turn, regulates the body’s metabolism and encourages fat burning.
Note: It’s important to include a daily intake of raw fruits and vegetables, even after your detox has ended, due to the denaturing of vitamin C through heat exposure at temperatures above 158 degrees (70 C). Think daily intake of: juices, smoothies, fruit salads, and/or vegetable salads.
This juice goes down smooth and easy. It has the most amazing flavor, as the carrots pair nicely with the tartness of the apples, with just a hint of basil to send it over the top. A 16 ounce serving of Tuscan Sunrise offers 75 mg of vitamin C to boost collagen production and help with fat burning during your detox.
1 green apple
5-6 fresh basil leaves
Process vegetables through a masticating juicer according to manufacturer’s instructions. Best if consumed immediately after processing, for highest nutrient content.