Juice fasting is an easier option of regular fasting, which allows, on the one hand, to refrain from food, and on the other hand, to nourish the body without loading the gastrointestinal tract. It is believed that juices are absorbed in the stomach and intestines, while the liver and pancreas do not participate in this process and are not distracted from the cleansing process, the purpose of which is to refuse food.
Making juice from fresh products can significantly increase the concentration of nutrients, and most importantly, makes it possible to get them in the most digestible form for the body. Greens, vegetables, fruits, freed from fiber, become the pure quintessence of various trace elements and vitamins, which directly enter the bloodstream.
It is best to make juices from products of solid consistency: it is more rational. For example, an orange or a watermelon is almost entirely composed of water, and by and large, there is no strong difference between their use in the whole or squeezed form. Therefore, it is optimal to make juices from products such as apples, pears, bananas.
Fruits and vegetables are products between which there is a fundamental difference. Fruits are absorbed by our bodies as the simplest food for digestion. However, if the body is not accustomed to its use, then there can be problems with assimilation. As for vegetables, our digestive system is not suitable for digesting hard fiber. It is not absorbed by the body, but it also cleanses the intestines and the entire digestive tract as a whole. However, the situation with juices is somewhat different.
Juices, both from vegetables and fruits, are absorbed by the body almost one hundred percent. There is an opinion that squeezed drinks do not need any enzymes at all: the liquid is simply absorbed through the intestinal walls. Therefore, if you set a goal to get the benefit from vegetables, then just making a salad is not enough – for maximum assimilation, they need to be consumed in the form of juice. And on fasting, it will be positive.
Some types of juices are undesirable to drink on an empty stomach. For example, beetroot will irritate the stomach and intestines, so when cooking, you can add carrots or dilute it with water. By the way, you can mix juices with each other without restrictions, since the development of enzymes is not necessary for their assimilation. And such a thing as “product incompatibility” is irrelevant here.
Fasting on juices well cleanses the body of accumulated toxins. And most importantly, it can be practiced for a rather long period, even for those for whom the feeling of emptiness in the stomach is very painful, and the feeling of fullness is an important component of harmonious life. Unlike the usual refusal of food, during which dizziness, weakness, nausea, a debilitating feeling of hunger, headaches and so on can occur, in the process of juice nutrition, the body receives all the necessary substances, and the cleansing process takes place more gently, which avoids various negative symptoms.
Despite the fact that fasting on juices is a lightweight version of refusing food, it has a number of contraindications. Firstly, the quick start of practice can cause a sharp process of purification in the body, the consequences of which can be unpredictable. Therefore, it is recommended that you eat raw plant foods and drink juices for at least a week. And only after that, you can begin directly to starvation itself. Important recommendation: it is better to drink fruit juices through a tube so as not to expose tooth enamel to destructive effects.
During juice fasting, you can perform physical exercises so that the cleansing process is as effective as possible. However, without fanaticism. Serious physical activity is not recommended. Also, do not immediately start prolonged fasting. It is better to start the practice from 3-5 days.
A similar approach is applied to exit juice fasting: for several days after the end of the practice, it is not recommended to take heavy, thermally processed food. It is better to start eating with raw plant foods and only eventually gradually return to the usual diet, possibly eliminating harmful foods. After all, we do not cleanse the body in order to then pollute it again. Purely not where they always clean, but where they do not litter.
Thus, if you have been planning to try fasting for a long time, but are afraid of the appearance of strong and unpleasant symptoms, you can start your experience with juice fasting. The feeling of purity and lightness that you will experience will not leave you indifferent to this wonderful practice of cleansing the body.