By Ed Bauman, Ph.D. and Jodi Friedlander, N.C.
Optimal amounts of nourishing beverages are an important part of the Eating For Health™ program, starting with pure, filtered water, the most vital of them all. Juices, teas, smoothies, and broths are a wonderful source of antioxidants that protect the body from harmful environmental toxins and acidic metabolic waste. These are the compounds that trigger a systematic inflammatory response, which we want to minimize with fresh plant foods. These healing beverages increase the alkaline-forming minerals, such as potassium and magnesium, which cleanse the blood and tissues and revitalize the digestive and eliminative organs.