Juice Fasting for Health
Discover if a Juice Fast is something you should consider
These days lots of people are very interested in doing juice fasting to eliminate toxicity out of their system in order to live healthier.
Toxicity builds up in the body of the time which leads people to have an immune system that doesn't function as well as it might and people tend to feel sluggish and lethargic.
Their sense of well-being is just not what it used to be but it creeps up so slowly over the years that it can take some time before a person actually realizes things are no longer what they used to be.
Of course many people also attributed to ageing and therefore think it's natural and nothing can be done.
Elimination of these toxins can be achieved by juice fasting and it's actually really easy method of cleansing the body since all is required are easily obtainable fruits and a juicer.
It quite literally means that the person is fasting completely apart from the intake of fruit juice.
Some people notice when they employ this type of fast that they will lose a few pounds in weight which might be a slight attraction but you should bear in mind that the length of time that a fast with juice is meant to be conducted over is so short that weight loss should not really be the motivation for doing it.
You can find much more information regarding both the side-effects and benefits of detoxification in general on my http://www.natural-remedies-nurse.com/detox-symptoms.html page.
It is recommended that people new to any kind of fasting try it out for one day initially and see how their bodies react and how they feel.
You should also always consult your physician first because he may know some very good medical and clinical reasons why a this kind of detox might not be the right approach you.
For example, if you are a diabetic then this approach is definitely not for you since you need to control your intake and eat a balanced diet.
Any kind of fast would not be good for a diabetic and since fruit juices are extremely high in sugar it follows that the a juice fast would not be a good idea and could actually be harmful.
It is generally advised that this type of fast is not continued for prolonged length of time. Three days is usually the maximum that is recommended unless your physician specifically agrees otherwise.
Juice fasting recipes
If you search on the Internet you will find many websites and even books that have been written that give many different combinations of fruits in order to make one of the detox juices.
However, I always suggest that you make your own recipes because you know what you like and what you don't like. Any variation of fruits (or even vegetables if you want to try a vegetable fast) can be combined together.
Of course if you wanted to get really creative and include both vegetables and fruits as many people do, then this is also easy to achieve.
When it comes to using fruit in a juice detox/fast it is well known that citrus is particularly beneficial and in particular lemon juice. (Especially when it comes to detoxing the liver). Consequently you should always try and ensure that you include at least some citrus in your concoction.
If you do decide to add vegetables then try to make sure that you add some of the dark green vegetables like kale and spinach as these are also particularly beneficial when it comes to natural detoxification.
Some people also like to add some herbs into the mix depending on taste. Mint is quite a popular one for example.
The overall idea is that you find combinations of fruits and/or vegetables and/or herbs that you will enjoy whilst making sure you include some variety of the key ingredients. Citrus and/or green vegetables.
Actually preparing the detox drink is really very simple.
Just wash, Peel and chop your ingredients and throw them into your juicer or blender along with some water and switch the machine on. Hey presto – there is your juice detox drink.
Of course the amount of water you add is entirely up to you depending on how thick or thin you like your juice fasting drink to be.
If you are a really busy person then you might find it more practical to make up a batch of your juice drink in the morning and store it in the fridge for drinking throughout the day so that you don't have to make it fresh every time. Some people even use a call flask and take some to work, leaving the rest in the fridge for when they get home.
I always think it is probably nicer and more effective if the juice fast drink is made fresh every time but in this day and age we live such hectic lifestyles this is not always possible. Certainly people who make up a day's supply at a time still appear to benefit.
Juice fasting (and even vegetables fasting) is a really simple way of eliminating toxins from your body, boosting your energy and sense of well-being, as well as possibly losing a few pounds.
However care should be taken and you should always consult your physician before embarking upon a juice fast since medically these are not advisable for everybody.
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