Photo: Cranberries are known for their ability to cleanse the liver and kidneys (“flush fat”) and support urinary tract health (preventing UTI’s)
WHAT: Lakewood Organic Cranberry Juice is a fresh pressed juice (not from a concentrate… which defeats the whole purpose of drinking FRESH nutrient-filled juice), organic, no preservative, nothing artificial with NO SUGAR ADDED.
Photo: Fat flush cranberry water
WHY: Cranberries are both detoxifying (remove toxins) and cleansing to the lymphatic system (key part of the immune system), kidneys and liver. Cranberry juice contains phytonutrients (which act as antioxidant to neutralize the damage of cells… preventing disease, cancer, and aging) and compounds called proanthocyanidins, which prevent the growth of bacteria that leads to urinary tract infection and stomach ulcers. Full of minerals which help to naturally restores electrolytes (hydrating your body).
WHERE: NOTE WHEN BUYING – make sure you’re getting UNSWEETENED (there will still be sugar in the juice being that it is from a fruit, but NO ADDED SUGAR), pure (100% cranberry juice – note that it isn’t a “blend” or mix of juices, cold pressed (*not from concentrate), and I personally believe it’s worth the $2/bottle extra to get ORGANIC. Amazon offers free shipping on all Lakewood juices sold through their website.
Photo: Beet Berry Antioxidant Blast Smoothie
THE VERDICT: Detox, debloating, and I personally love this cranberry juice for it’s ability to reduce sugar cravings (my favorite “CRAN CONCOCTION”: combine 3 parts water, 1 part Lakewood organic cranberry juice, and a few drops of liquid stevia, I drink after dinner when I feel like I want to eat something sweet). Although the Pure Organic Cranberry is our favorite, we love Lakewood’s entire line of Organic juices. There’s KALE JUICE coming soon… we will keep you posted when we find it on the shelves! So curious!
Note: They also make an organic cranberry LIGHT version (1/2 the calories), but since I already dilute my cran drink with 3 part water so I like to buy the full strength juice.