Staying healthy with juice cleanse
Juice cleanse is a liquid diet which uses squeezed or macerated fruits and vegetables.
Juice cleansing is a good source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. The most popular fruits and vegetables used are pineapples, cabbage, green vegetables, beets, apples, carrots, cranberries and spinach.
Using this form of detox requires only liquid consumption with no solid food consumed. A juice cleanse can only be done for brief periods of time with the normal length being only 1-3 days. Any longer could be unsafe to your health.
The benefits to a juice cleanse is that fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients and vitamins and can be digested easily. This allows the body to remove toxins without absorbing new toxins and also gives the liver time to repair itself.
It is recommended to start a juice cleanse in warm months. A week before you start the cleanse, eliminate the consumption of eggs, red meat, sugar, alcohol, dairy products, caffeine, and fish. Replace with vegetables, fruits, or beans.
You should consume the juice through out the day not all at once. 32-64 ounces of juice should be consumed every day. Mix up the fruits and vegetables to your liking but avoid citrus fruits because they can upset the stomach.
If you think that just drinking juice for 3 days will be tough, you can eat one small meal a day along with your juice consumption. The preferred meals should be of a dietary nature and consist of: brown rice, beans, cooked potatoes, lentils, cooked green vegetables, and fish. It is best to steam your foods and avoid meats such as red meat, chicken, and turkey.
Once you have finished your diet period, go back to solid food gradually. Add two fruits and some steamed green vegetables. Increase the foods and amounts slowly. After five to six days you can include chicken and fish.