A detox juice diet is a diet that allows you to detoxify your body by consuming only raw fruit and vegetable juice and water for a brief period of time. Since intake of food, especially solid food, is either reduced or eliminated, it is regarded as one of the quicker methods of detoxification. The average duration of a juice fast is five days and you can use a juicer to extract the juice at home.
Prepare 3 Days Before For the Juice Fast
How well you respond to the juice cleanse will depend on how well you prepare for the juice diet or fast. To reduce cravings, headaches, and other withdrawal symptoms, phase out alcohol, coffee, dairy, meat, sugar, and wheat. Also increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables during this fast.
Go On a Juice Fast For Three Days
While you are on the diet, it is recommended that you drink 32 to 96 ounces of juice, and half of the juice you drink should be green vegetable-based. The chlorophyll in those vegetables will cleanse and heal your digestive tract.
When on a juice diet or fast, this is how your typical day should be:
- Luke warm lemon juice (upon rising)
- Almond or cashew milk
- Green vegetable juice
- Apple, beet, carrot juice
- Almond or cashew milk
In between every juice that you drink, also drink a glass of lukewarm or room temperature water to promote detoxification. Instead of gulping the juices down, drink them slowly so that nutrients are properly absorbed. You can drink each juice almost one to two hours apart. You should drink the final juice of your day at least three hours before you go to bed.
You can prepare juices with fruits and vegetables like apple, beets, cabbage, carrot, celery, kale, leafy greens, and spinach. Avocados and bananas will not juice well. It is best if you use organic fruits and vegetables, or if unavailable, then some pesticide residues can be removed by washing them with a fruit and vegetable wash.
Break the Juice Fast
You can end your diet by gradually introducing lightly steamed or raw vegetables, and fruits or nuts into your diet. Keep your intake the same as when you were preparing for the diet. Avoid consuming beverages and foods you avoided while going on this diet.
In order to ensure a truly well-designed juice cleanse diet or fast, you should also incorporate the following components:
- Body/mind wellness
- Promote elimination
- Physical activity
The bottom line is that a detox juice diet will not only cleanse the toxins from your body but will also eliminate pent up emotions, like anger and frustration, which are believed to be associated with accumulated toxins in the body.