Juice fasting is one of the most effective ways of detoxing and regenerating the body after years of eating the wrong foods.
The human body builds up a lot of toxins in the digestive tract and other organs from what we eat, what we drink, the medications we take, our personal care products and what we breathe.
During Juice fasting you not only flush these toxins out but flood your body with concentrated nutrients to restore it to optimal health.
Since it's easier to digest liquids than solid food, even people with impaired digestive systems are able to benefit from juicing.
By removing the fiber from fruits and vegetables, they are more easily absorbed and by alleviating the work of breaking down solid food, the body can use its energy to break down and remove toxins and to heal.
That's why the Gerson therapy, a natural modality which is used to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease and other degenerative diseases as well as other cancer therapies use fresh juices as part of their protocol.
Enzymes are needed for all of your body's functions. Raw food is filled with them as opposed to cooked food.
It is the juice part of fruits and vegetables that contains most of the vitamins, minerals, healthful enzymes and anti-oxidants. Drinking these nutrient rich liquids made fresh is a practical and efficient way to "get to the goody" so to speak.
Enzymes are needed for all of your body's functions. Raw food is filled with them as opposed to cooked food. Juicing fulfills that need.
It's important to use organic produce whenever possible as the chemical pesticides used on regular produce become concentrated when juicing. Always wash your produce first, even if it is organic. If it is not, peel it before you juice.
Not only do they eliminate toxins and carcinogens, but they also help boost your immune system.
It's the quickest and easiest way to get the greatest number of nutrients.
The National Cancer Society and even the USDA recommend eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily but the average person is reported to only consume 1 2/3 servings.
One glass of juice can take care of most of those requirements.
Beneficial juices used for detoxing and body cleansing come from all kinds of fruits, green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, sprouts such as sunflower sprouts and buckwheat, and roots like parsnips and beets. There are a plethora of recipes that incorporate these and other all important and bountiful foods.
Ginger can be added to give your concoction a bit of a kick and lemon is great to add flavor.
Avoid mixing fruits with vegetable juices because your body digests them differently. The only two items that work well with either juice are carrots and apples.
Read more about Vegetable Juicing here.
Read more about Fruit Juicing here
Who Should NOT Do a Juice Fast
According to Steve Meyerowitz in Juice Fasting and Detoxification those people who should not fast are:
- Pregnant Woman
- Nursing Moms
- Growing Children
- Most Elderly
- Most hypoglycemics
Those who are:
- Critically ill
- On long term medication
- People with advanced heart disease
It is important to check with you physician before embarking on any fasting protocol
Remember that bottled juices just won't do. They lose much of their nutrients and beneficial enzymes while sitting on shelves and many have added sugars. It is the fresh made juice that carries all the benefits. And even if you make it yourself, the sooner you drink it the better. Again, the longer a juice stands, the more nutrients it can lose.
Once you get a good juicer, the sky is the limit. There are a myriad of recipes that will satisfy your taste buds and boost your health.
So, when you're ready
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