red-grapefruit-juicing-drinkWe never did any grapefruit juicing as a kid at home, but every Sunday morning breakfast included half a grapefruit. I never knew why, but I enjoyed its bitter-tangy taste. Sure woke us up ready for church!

I’m now discovering – from Drew Canole at – that grapefruit is a powerful detoxifier – and our liver, in particular, needs a good clean-out regularly. Our liver is the processing engine in our digestive system. It filters out bad stuff, and runs chemical reactions to turn digested food into energy for our body. It has over 500 different jobs to do!

The problem is, the liver gets clogged up over time and exhausted, so needs a good “spring-clean” in order to restore the it’s functions and bring it back to normal efficiency. We can make things worse if we have poor eating habits.

Introducing regular juicing to our diet can speed up the detoxification (“spring cleaning”) process, help to restore health and assist in reducing bad eating habits.

But a word of caution from Dan Canole of

If you are just starting out with juicing, do not jump right into a juice fast right away. Just try 1 juice per day along with the rest of your nutrition and see how your body responds. If your body responds well to juicing, then ramp up the number of juices per day. These healthy, nutrient-dense juices can replace that coffee you reach for in the morning or that soda in the afternoon.

Here’s the Healthy Food Team’s Grapefruit Juicing Recipe for Cleaning The Liver And Gall Bladders From Cumulative Poisons


  • 50 g bitter salt (magnesium sulfate) or 4 tablespoons
  • 150 ml of cold pressed olive oil
  • 200 ml juice of fresh red grapefruit (citrus 2-3)

For full instructions and further advice, see the original article on

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