Before we get into benefits of juice fasting, I wanted to mention a few words about fresh raw green juices. Fresh raw juicing provides you with a liquid dosage of nutrients. I love juicing a green juice (celery, cucumber, and a dark leafy green like kale or swiss chard) first thing in the morning. Green Juices are very alkalizing. In general, our regular cooked diets tends to be acidic and we consume too many acidic foods. The toxic effects of acidic foods is what causes most of the diseases today. Excess acidity in our body damages our organs especially the liver and the kidney. One way to incorporate a more alkalized diet is to include fresh green juices.
Having a green juice in the morning is the best gift you can give to your body. You will have incredible energy throughout the day. If you are new to juicing, you may want to consume a little throughout the day to get use to the green juice taste or add an apple or carrot to sweeten the juice.
Juice fasting is when you don’t eat solid foods for a period of time and only consume fresh raw juices. Newcomers begin with a 3 days but most common is a 10 day juice fast.
Juice fasting is one of the best ways to detoxify your body, removing excess toxins and therefore reaping great health benefits from it. Although some people do it for fast weight loss, this is not the main reason you should juice fast. Weight loss comes naturally but the main reason is reap some great health benefits which include:
– Improves digestion as you give your body a break from gluten, dairy, animal produce, refined sugars, caffeine, alcohol and other unhealthy foods. Easiest way to eliminate unhealthy food habits.
– Strengthens your immune system
– detoxifies your blood and lymph system
– some people literally feel a spiritual transformation as your body, mind, and emotions feel relaxed and uplifted.
– the detoxifying and cleansing happens quickly and efficiently as your body is not using all that energy towards the digestive organs.
– your body is getting the necessary nutrients while you fast, in fact, juicing gives you instant nutrients more so than eating traditional cooked foods. The nutrients are instantly absorbed.
– great anti-aging mechanism. The detoxifying, cleansing effect helps eliminate toxins.
– great for skin, hair, and nails. Some people notice a significant difference.
– reduces or eliminates unhealthy food cravings
Before you consider a juice fast, start by incorporating juicing as part of your weekly regimen. Try replacing one meal with a juice. Get use to shopping for fresh organic vegetables and fruits and using your Juicer. It’s about leaning into the process so before you do a juice fast, make juicing a regular part of your lifestyle first. In another article, I cover details on getting ready for a 10 day juice fast.