Fasting with natural juices is an often misunderstood practice and can be very damaging if it is not focused correctly. Promises such as “lose 3 kilos in 5 days!” and “get glowing skin!” are often very much in vogue around fasting and detox programs, leading to jumping too quickly into a fast without prior preparation, sufficient knowledge, and driving expectations to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable, and highly beneficial fasting experience .

While the above promises are certainly achievable through fasting, not just any regimen blindly promises physical results without true education and guidance on the fasting process.

When used wisely and with great care, fasting with natural juices can be a beautiful , nourishing tool to improve your health, clarity and sense of connection with yourself. It allows you to go deeper into cleaning your body, breaking down acidic waste matter, and rejuvenating your body at the cellular level, which is then reflected in the health and vitality of your body and mind.

Before trying natural juice fasting, you need to understand how it works and when to use it.

What is Juice Fasting

It is a certain period of time where all that is consumed are only liquids, especially water, herbal teas, fresh fruit and vegetable juices and strained vegetable broth.

Just as important is what is not being consumed during the fast – any liquids that damage the body, such as coffee, caffeinated tea, milk, sodas, pasteurized juice, protein powder mixes, diet drinks and so on. . Solid or mixed foods are also not consumed since the fiber content activates digestion that is avoided during fasting.

Why juice and what types of juice

When you extract the juice of fruits and vegetables, you remove the fiber and drink only the liquid that contains the organic hydration, nutrients, vitamins and enzymes of the plant. Although you need fiber in your diet, going through a certain period of time without consuming it will give your body the opportunity to expend less energy on digestion.

About 70% of your energy each day is spent on digestion alone, so when you are eating 3 meals a day, in addition to snacks, your body is rarely given the opportunity to direct energy to deep cleanse and eliminate old acid waste which is probably the cause of a whole host of symptoms.

If you suffer from headaches, constipation, diarrhea, skin problems, fatigue, irritability, excess weight, bloating, or any number of other symptoms, your body needs a little help cleaning it up. The Juice Fasting Smart App is a brilliant way to help you do this.

Enjoy lots of fresh vegetable juices, particularly green vegetable juices, with a hint of fruit to sweeten the juice and ensure it remains delicious. You can also use more sweet vegetables like carrots, beets, and bell peppers to add sweetness.

A good rule of thumb is to ensure that at least half of your fasting juices are green vegetable-based juices , and then use other juices for fun and variety. Be especially careful not to overindulge in fresh fruit juices, as they will send your sugar levels out of balance and feed the yeast if you consume too much.

Low sugar fruit juices are a better option. Fresh grapefruit juice on its own is divine, green apples add sweetness to any juice, and berries add a whole new indulgent flavor. Use lemons and limes in everything, if you like. They are bright, alkalizing, and extremely low in sugar.

How much juice should I drink

How much juice to drink while fasting is a very personal decision, as it should be driven by your own hunger signals and how you feel. However, the ideal is to include at least a liter of green vegetable juice every day, if not more. Later, you could enjoy one more and up to three liters of juice depending on how much you feel you need.

Do I need to change my lifestyle and routine while fasting?

This depends a lot on your experience with fasting, your medical history, your work and family commitments, the cleanliness of your diet before starting, the responsibilities and demands of your time and energy, and the support you have.

If you drink a lot of juice, say four liters, you may be able to continue running on your normal schedule during the fast. However, by doing so, you are not giving your body the maximum opportunity to embrace and work with the healing and cleansing process. While you may be able to get up and go to work, do your chores, take care of your family, and drink your juice, you are not being given the best possible experience and results. Rest and relaxation are vital for optimal results.

If you drink three liters of juice or less, it is really important to take a break while doing your juice fast. You don’t have to give up your life entirely, but cut back on overwork, say no to social events that could make your fast harder to stick with and absorb more of your time and energy, ditch the hard workouts from your regimen, and communicate to anyone who needs it so that they do not take you into account in anything extra.

Take as much time as possible for relaxation, rest, gentle movement like stretching and walking, reading, watching movies, meditating, and working on creative projects that inspire you rather than those that drain.

How to Ensure Your Juice Fast Is Beneficial

When you fast, your body is using all the time normally spent in digestion to cleanse your cells and remove old toxic matter. When this toxic matter is removed, it is looking for a way out of your body. In order for your juice fast to leave you clean on a cellular level and feeling better, you have to make sure that the toxic matter actually leaves your body.

You will know that this matter has left your body, because its exit will be seen and palpated, particularly from your intestine. You could also see it on your skin and through your sweat, and in excess mucus buildup in your mouth and nose, but your gut is going to play the biggest role in seeing toxic waste literally come out.

However, the vast majority of people who fast do not have natural bowel eliminations. If this is your particular case, colon cleansing is really a must.

If you fast, but your intestines aren’t moving, where do you think the toxicity goes? That’s right, nowhere, you are going to stay inside and your body is going to be exactly the same state it was in before your fast. That is not a beneficial fast.

How we can incorporate juice fasting into our lives

So by now you understand what juice is on an empty stomach and why it is a fabulous cleanse and healing tool. However, it can still seem very intimidating and scary for you to think about going without solid food for a few days or more. That’s very normal, but don’t despair, you can still use the fasting juice concept to get great results without going through a long period surviving on just liquid foods.

The only way to effectively approach cleansing, whether with juice fasting, raw foods, whole foods, or any other type of approach, is to consider your individual needs, goals, health history, and emotional and social considerations, and find an approach that will bring you closer to your goals while respecting your own needs.

Juice fasting for 3 days

First day of fasting with natural juices

Below we share 9 recipes for natural juices to prepare in a 3-day fast, but you can make, under the criteria that we have shared in this article, the amount and variety of juice you want.

Green juice for a long life

  • 1/2 green apple
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 head of romaine lettuce
  • handful of coriander (parsley or mint)

Process everything through your extractor, except the lettuce and coriander that you will have to grind with the juice later. Strain this juice and dilute with equal parts of filtered water. If you want to drink this juice but do not follow the fast, you can take it without straining it.

Jugo de betabel

  • 2 to 3 chard leaves
  • 1/2 lemon (yellow peel removed)
  • 1/2 red beet
  • 1 apple (with core)
  • 1 whole lemon (peeled)

Process everything through the extractor.

Process everything through your extractor, except the chard that you will have to grind with the juice later in the blender. Strain this juice and dilute with equal parts of filtered water. If you want to drink this juice but do not follow the fast, you can take it without straining it.

Fruit juice with strawberries

  • 1 green apple (with core)
  • 1 large handful of strawberries (substitute with any berry)
  • 1 lemon (without rind)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 inch chunk ginger root

Process everything through your extractor.

Second day of fasting with natural juices

Alkaline juice

  • 1/2 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 lemon (without peel)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • half cucumber
  • handful of coriander (parsley as a substitute)

Process everything through your extractor.

Juice with kiwi

  • 2 – 3 kiwis, peeled (substitute: 1 green apple + 1/2 lemon without rind)
  • 1 green apple (with core)
  • 3 handfuls of spinach (or 2-3 stalks of kale)
  • 1/2 lemon (peeled) or more to taste

Process everything through your extractor.

Juice with orange

  • Juice of 1 orange (if you are sensitive to oranges, substitute with 3 carrots)
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 green apple (with core)
  • 1 lime or lemon (without rind)

Process everything through your extractor.

Third day of fasting with natural juices

Green juice with bok choy

  • 3 baby Bok Choy (substitute 1/2 head romaine)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 – 3 handfuls of spinach
  • handful of parsley
  • handful of mint (or basil)

Process everything through your extractor, except the bok choy, spinach, parsley and mint that you must grind with the cucumber juice later in the blender. Strain this juice and dilute with equal parts of filtered water. If you want to drink this juice but do not follow the fast, you can take it without straining it.

Watermelon juice

  • 1/4 small watermelon (including rind and all)
  • 1 lime (without rind)
  • 1 to 2 solid handfuls of fresh basil or mint (stems and all)

Process everything through your extractor, except the basil that you must grind with the juice later in the blender. Strain this juice and dilute with equal parts of filtered water. If you want to drink this juice but do not follow the fast, you can take it without straining it.

Detoxifying yoke

  • 1 green apple (with core)
  • 3 to 4 stalks of kale (or equivalent) on the spinach
  • 2 stalks of chard
  • 1/2 to 1 lemon (without peel)

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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