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Juice Fasts

For many people, this is the detox and cleansing fast that they have come across most often. Juice fasting is very easy to do and produces great results in a short period of time.

It's also easy to do on even a busy schedule, so you have no excuses. A juice fast is also sometimes called a juice cleanse, a juice detox or a juice diet. Some people have also called it a juice feast, because you are actually feasting on juice, rather than fasting. Whatever the name, it’s still the same. There are hundreds or variations and many juice combinations, so we're sure you will find something that suits your tastes and time available.

So What Do I Have To Do?

Being on a juice fast requires nothing more than to drink fresh fruit and vegetables juices for a set number of days. This is usually between 1 and 28 days. Hence you will see juice fasting described as a 1-day juice fast, a 7-day juice fast, etc. You will also be drinking water on your juice fast, and some proponents also all herbal teas to be drunk. Many people do a juice fast one day a week, one day a month, or maybe a 7-day juice fast a few times a year. The best way to see what suits you is to try it out. You will soon settle into what is most comfortable for your body.

Juice Fasting Removes Toxins From The Body

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The main reason for doing a juice fast is to remove toxins and other wastes from the body. Juice fasting can have a quite dramatic effect on the removal of cellular waste and can leave you feeling energized, clear headed, lighter in weight and with skin that is very clear. In fact, some people will do a juice fast just for one particular aspect, such as to get clear skin. Regular juice fast are excellent for you overall physical health.

The process of living means that your body will produce toxic waste. This can be from the food you eat, the chemicals that are around you, the water your drink, stress and many other things. Having too many toxins circulating in your body produces various symptoms of ill health and so these toxins need to be removed.

Because juice fasting helps remove toxins and other waste from your body it can produce some side effects. You may get headaches, fatigue, insomnia and general aches and pains. But these will all pass a day or two and you will feel more energized than ever. This is nothing to worry about, as it is a natural phenomenon. But anything out of the ordinary should be investigated by a medical professional.

Juice Provides Abundant Nutrients

One of the advantages of a juice fast over a water fast is that when you are consuming juice you body is getting an abundant supply of nutrients. Fresh fruit and vegetable juice requires very little digestive energy, and your body can therefore use its energy for healing puposes instead. It also gives your digestive tract a well-earned rest.

Below we have details of 1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day juice fasts, so you can get more detailed advice if you plan to follow a particular juice regime.

We also have further articles below on the health benefits of different fruit and vegetables juices, what juices are good for particular ailments, advice on choosing a good juicer a host of other information on juicing.

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 put them as an Amazon link in the box up above to the right. The differences as you will see are fairly obvious, aside from price, you basically get what you pay for.

Types of Juice Fast

1-Day Juice Fast Everyone should be able to complete this one. It's just one complete day of drinking nothing but juice and water.
3-Day Juice Fast Similar to the 1-Day Juice Fast, but taking things a step further for deeper cleansing.
7-Day Juice Fast This juice fast takes the detox and cleansing process even further and you should feel great after this one.
7-Day Juice Fast Day by Day  We give suggestions on what juice to drink each day for 7 days. 
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.

Juicing Information

Health Benefits of Juicing Find out about the health benefits of the different fruit and vegatables juices. 
How To Choose A Juicer What do you need to look for when choosing a juicer. Not all juicers are the same. Some destroy nutrients while others preserve them.
Which Juice Should I Drink? What juice you should drink depends on what you are trying to achieve. Some juices are particularly good for the skin, others are recommended for energy, while some will even increase your libido. Find out which is best for you.
More Juicing Articles Take a look at all our other juicing articles.

 

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