The juice diet is also known as a juice fast where you only consume fresh fruit and vegetable juices for a period of time. No solid food is consumed at this time in order to give your digestive system a break. The juice is absorbed directly into your bloodstream where it helps to detoxify your body, as well as restore proper nutrients to the cells.
A typical juice diet usually lasts between 3 to 7 days, but those who are used to this kind of dieting can go as long as 30 days or longer. The longer you do the fast, the greater the results will be. But at the same time, it is important that you listen to your body and stop the diet when it tells you to. If you have never done a juice diet before, you may want to only do it for a day, or even just half a day. Then as your body detoxifies you can continue for longer periods of time, as it won’t be as hard on you.
The juice diet is all about cleaning your body, and therefore it is extremely important that you do not put any unnatural ingredients into your body at this time of healing. The juices that you can buy at the grocery store should be avoided, as they contain high amounts of sugar and other additives or preservatives. You should also avoid all forms of caffeine and alcohol.
The only juice that you may consume should be processed through a juicer in your kitchen from fresh, and preferably organic fruits and vegetables. If you cannot find organic produce, make sure to wash it thoroughly before juicing. You can make enough juice in the morning to last for the day, but the fresher the juice, the more nutrients it will provide for your body. Fruit juices are the tastiest, but vegetable juices made from dark green vegetables are the most beneficial.
You should drink as much juice as you need in order to satisfy your hunger, as there is no limit to the amount of juice that you can drink. On top of the juice, you are encouraged to drink plenty of filtered water.
The juice diet can help you to break free from many undesirable addictions, such as nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, sodas, sugar and overeating. The juice helps to restore nutrients in the body which help to diminish food cravings allowing you to lose weight immediately and keep it off. Naturally your energy will increase, your skin will clear up, and your body odor will be reduced. The juice diet can also help you to fight off many ailments and diseases such as depression, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disorders.
The Side Effects
The side effects of the juice diet are temporary and usually disappear when the diet is stopped. They include headaches, hunger, fatigue, constipation, fainting, dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea. If you are suffering from any kind of chronic condition or are on medication you should not attempt the juice diet without consulting your doctor, as the juice diet can interfere with prescription drugs.