My hubby often drinks softdrinks after meal. It is not a good habbit. Adding the fact that it is one of the major causes of his gout nightmares. I should do something about it. This morning, I prepared a healthy drink using two bundles of camote tops, apples and other natural juices.
2 cups camote tops, violet variety
4 cups water
1 can pineaplle juice
2 tbs calamansi juice
3 scoop sugar
1 small apple, small cubes
In a casserole, pour water and add camote tops. Simmer for three minutes. Separate water from leaves. Use the tops for salad or ensalada. Let cool. Mix pineapple juice, calamansi juice and sugar. Add apple bits. Serve cold.
The idea is simple. Eat apples, eat apples and eat nothing but apples for three days. Eat whole apples, never remove the skins. Eat as much as you can toward the center where the seeds lie. Discard the seeds and the little stalk.
Perhaps I should eat these trimmings!
Though seeds are claimed toxic – contain cyanide, just like the seeds of guyabano fruit, I have never felt anything unusual after every accidental ingestion.
Why nothing but apples?
Apples are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers and less in carbohydrates. Those helps in body detoxification – destroying bad substances or binding and taking it out.
It may or may not be a strict apple only diet. Depending on who recommends and or who is the doer, it may be mixed other fruits and vegetables but not meat, fish, dairies and processed foods.
Not sure if the restriction is applicable to irradiated apples. If yes, then we Filipinos cannot do apple detox. Perhaps most apples brought here are irradiated. Please correct me if I am wrong!
After, it should be followed by a healthy balance diet. Else, it will not be effective. The detox may be repeated as desired but should never be continuous cause our body needs nutrients from variety of foods.
Why apples in three day detox?
Just a wild guess! Apple is chosen because it is very abundant. It is cheap and readily available. Yes, in countries where apple trees grow.
When I was in grade school, our teacher was always telling us to patronize our very own. Buy guava instead of apples. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals, fibers and less in carbohydrates.
Maybe a three days guava diet works too. Three days mango diet or three days rambutan diet.
Note: It is not a guaranteed cure for diseases of any kind.