This science is based on antioxidants. We need the antioxidants to fight off free radicals, which can lead to a host of diseases when left unchecked. Oxidative stress results when free radicals are allowed to run rampant in our bodies. This can cause damage eventually leading to many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, heart attacks, cardiovascular diseases, chronic inflammation, stroke, aging, and other degenerative diseases.
Oxidative stress is also linked heavily to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and ALS. Those are pretty scary implications (with many studies to back them up). In the short run, oxidative stress leads to chronic inflammation that we may not even know we have because it often doesn’t result in the typical pain associated with the word inflammation. Chronic inflammation can manifest in allergies, asthma, depression, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and Crohn’s. In order to prevent excessive oxidative stress, we have to ingest antioxidants every day because our bodies don’t make them on their own. One ounce of the juice used in our reset has the same antioxidant power of:
4 lbs. of carrots, 8 oranges, or 2 cups blueberries!!! A serving is 2 ounces so go ahead and double those numbers!
I don’t know about you, but I cannot eat enough fruit or vegetables in one day to add up to that much antioxidant goodness! So you see, it's simply better health at a cellular level. It's really not a diet at all. It's 11 days of resetting your body, stopping those sugar cravings in their tracks and moving back to the basics of eating foods that will fight disease instead of feed it!