Juice fasting is an extreme form of body detox in the sense that no solid food is consumed.
All you consume are fruit and vegetable juice, along with water only.
Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and anti-oxidants
There are no restrictions on the amount of juice you consume.
This method is technically not fasting per se, since the word "fasting" literally means you consume no food.
This kind of fast, however, makes you consume lots of fruits and vegetables. But you take all of them in liquid form. Serious practitioners use this approach as an alternative to conventional medical practice.
They do it to heal the following:
It is common practice to use a herbal laxative with this kind of fasting to drive out waste from the colon. This is done so because pure juice contains very little or no fiber at all.
Another popular method is to mix the juice with psyllium. Because it is not absorbed by your body, psyllium husks increase in volume when it absorbs water. So it makes up the bulk you need to move your bowels.
A juice fast can change the way your prescription drugs react in your body
If you are taking prescription medications, it is wise to consult your doctor. You will definitely put yourself in harm's way once you attempt this fast without first consulting a qualified medical practitioner.
Be extra careful if you have these following conditions:
You may encounter some of the side effects below which include:
Be sure to drink at least four liters of fluid everyday. Aside from the juice, your fluid intake should also include water and detox tea. Four liters of fluid per day will help enable the kidneys to have enough time to expel the toxins that get loose.
If you are leading a fast-paced lifestyle, juicing your own fresh fruits and vegetables might not be too appealing.
So, there you go.
And remember, if you are taking prescription drugs, seek the advise of your doctor first before you do some juice fasting.
Kidney Cleanse - It is important to cleanse your kidneys regularly, they act as a natural filtration system in your body. They filter out harmful chemicals and other body toxins that otherwise might find their way into your bloodstream and cause blood poisoning