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7-Day Juice Fast

Juicing has become a global phenomenon. The benefits are almost endless, and many people have reported amazing results following different juice fasts.

A juice fast that I found to be incredible effective and popular is the 7-day juice fast. Over the course of this article, I will try to explain the 7-day juice fast to you, explaining why it works, what you need and what side-effects you should be aware of.


Juice Fasts Help Detox Your Body

First of all, juice fasting is a form of a detox diet that will help you to get rid of free radicals and toxins that you might have in your body, as well as unwanted body fat and weight that you might be carrying around at the moment. The advantage of juicing is that you will be helping your body to digest faster and process the valuable nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants that raw fruits and vegetables have, due to bypassing the normal digestive system that is used for solid food. Juice is liquid and therefore is digested differently. This means that you are having all the advantages of fruit and vegetables, but in liquid form, without having to worry whether you consumed enough. With the ingredients contained in raw fruits and vegetables, you can help your body to heal itself and rid itself of all the bad things that might be flowing around. In addition you can also help your body to recover quicker from a cold or the flu.

Juice Fasting by Steve Meyerowitz

A 7-day juice fast is a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted body weight and body fat. There are people who have reported that they lost up to 25 pounds by following the simple protocol of the 7-day juice fast. There is a word of caution though: Should you feel dizzy, nauseas or start vomiting for any reason, please stop the fast immediately and see a physician. The same goes for pregnant or nursing women and diabetics: Please don’t attempt a juice fast. Having said that though, these reactions are extremely rare.

A 7-Day Juice Fast Is Easy To Follow

The seven day fast is easily followed: You will only consume juice from the time you raise until the time you go to bed for seven straight days. The amount of juice that you will consume is up to yourself, as the amount is dictated by your hunger. Most people would probably consume 3-6 juices a day, and no more than 8-12 ounces per serving. You can of course drink water over the entire fast and if you feel you need to, you can also consume herbal tea.

For the 7-day fast, the combinations of fruits and vegetables in each drink is very important. Many people like to combine juices to get a good flavor, but I would try to make sure that at least 80% of your juice in vegetable juice. Fruit juice is very high in sugar and is best used to slightly sweeten your vegetables juices. Fruit choices include, but are not limited to, the following: Apples, dark grapes, lemons or A├žai berries. The vegetables list includes, but again is not limited to: Celery, cucumber, kale, cabbage or broccoli.

There are some side effects associated with a juice detox of this length and these include bad breath, fatigue, headaches and to some degree enhanced bowl movements. All these will go back to normal though as soon as you end the fast. The symptoms are just a sign that your body is getting rid of unwanted toxins and cleansing itself at a deep level.

As you can see there are many benefits to following a 7-day juice fast. The great thing is that they will only help and not hurt you, so what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of the juicers!

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 juicers and it is without a doubt the Breville. There is an Amazon link directly below, check out the reviews.

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 Day by Day A superb juice fast - one day at a time.
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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