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7-Day Juice Fast Day by Day

Health practitioners say that fasting can be good for our health because it helps to flush out toxins inside our body that make us sick.

In reality, our body’s inherent system has the capability of expelling these toxins through our eliminatory organs. But because of our modern way of living especially the practice of eating convenience foods, harmful waste products accumulate in our colon. Toxin build up results and our body shows the symptoms thru loss of energy, feeling of weakness and lethargy. Eventually our body’s immune system is compromised and we get sick.

carrot and beetroot juiceAbstaining from our usual food will usually help us regain our health. Many of us however cannot stand fasting because of the nausea and hunger involved. If this is your predicament, a 7-day juice fast could be of help. A well devised program of fasting will help you avoid the inconveniences of a typical fast. At the end of your fast, you will feel more alive, energetic and alert because of the toxins that were flushed out of your body. Your organs are able to function in their optimum capacity because they are not being adversely affected by these toxins anymore. If you are overweight, you may find yourself losing from 5 to 20 pounds during the fast.

A typical juice fast involves taking in from 32 to 64 ounces of juices each day. Different fruit juices and vegetables can be taken like carrot, apple, cranberry, beet, pineapple and others. You are advised to refrain from eating and drinking processed foods during the fast. These foods are responsible for the build-up of harmful chemicals and toxins inside your body therefore taking them will only delay your health recovery. Experts say that apple juice is good for your intestines, lemon juice for your liver and pineapple juice for your small intestines.

Juice Fasting by Steve Meyerowitz

Undergoing a juice fast will not only cleanse your system but will also strengthen the major organs of your body. Health practitioners also recommend that you make yourself ready for the fast by avoiding processed foods and alcoholic and caffeinated drinks at least 2 or three days prior to your fast. This will stop the build up of toxin at that point in time.

Here is an example of the day-to-day juice recipes of a 7-day juice fast that is designed to give you healthy results. You will need a juicer for this cleansing program. Remember to drink from 32 to 64 ounces of fresh juice per day. The limit is not so strict in the sense that you can drink these juices whenever you feel hungry. Only fresh, organic fruits and vegetables are recommended for optimum results.

 

 

Day 1 – Drink juices made from equal parts of celery and apples. This fruit juice will be beneficial to your intestines, liver and kidneys.

Day 2 – Drink juices made from fresh pineapple. This will help relieve you of any inflammation, edema, hemorrhoids and arthritis. It will also detoxify your small intestines.

Day 3 – Drink lemon juice and water. Cut the lemon in half and mix its juice to a cup of water. This will cleanse your liver.

Day 4 – Drink carrot juice only. This will strengthen your lungs, eyes, kidneys and liver.

Day 5 – Drink beet juice only. Your liver will be cleansed by this method. You will also be relieved of your menstrual problems and arthritis.

Day 6 – Drink green juices, any variety will do. Experts say that this will give relief if you have skin and digestive disorders. It will also be good for your circulation, bad breath and obesity. This will certainly flush out your toxins.  

Day 7 – Drink only distilled water. Your entire system will be cleansed by this last process.

Juicer vs Blender-Very Important

One thing that people often fail to realize is that you need to have a juicer and NOT a blender. Everything you just read about juicing is great but if you don't have a juicer then it is pointless. I recommend visiting Amazon to find the right juicer as they have every type you can imagine. I have already done the work of finding the best juicer for you and provided a link to the Breville juicer below via Amazon. Check out the reviews, it is the best bang for your buck.

Safety

You also need to consider a number of safety measures when undertaking a 7-day juice fast.

• A variation of the juice fast includes eating one meal a day consisting of whole grain foods.
• Seek the advice of your medical provider, especially if you have an existing medical condition.
• A juice fast is not recommended for nursing or pregnant women as well as children.
• People who are suffering from chronic diseases are advised not to undergo a juice fast.
• Those who are taking medications need to seek the advice of their medical provider and should not stop their medications if at all possible. A juice fast may reduce blood proteins and may affect the reaction of the prescription drugs in your body.

Other Juice Fasts

1-Day Juice Fast Ideal for beginners and also for people who like to do a weekly juice cleansing.
3-Day Juice Fast A compromise between the 1-day beginner juice fast and the more advanced 7-day juice fast.
7-Day Juice Fast  This juice fast takes the detox and cleansing process even further and you should feel great after this one.
30-Day Juice Fast This one shouldn't be attempted by beginners. This is best built up to very slowly. Should be done only be done under medical supervision. This is the most complete juice fast and should achieve amazing results if done properly.

 

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