You might be wondering as to how you can live on just juice alone. There is a simple fact to this. When you feel hungry. simply a glass a water can keep you going. The same here, you just have to drink a glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice every time you feel hungry. Fruits and vegetables contain all vitamins, minerals and antioxidants required for the body. It thus helps to boost up the immune system and restore all the energy to your body. The next question is, why to consume juice and not raw fruits or vegetables. In making juices we are breaking down the solid into easily digestible liquid form. Thus we are reducing the pressure applied on the digestive system and thus saving the body’s stored energy. While on a cleanse plan, the energy should be saved for the removal of toxins, healing and rebuilding of the body’s worn tissues.
A short term of even 3 days of juice fast can effectively cleanse your body. It can go upto 10 days. Juice cleansing diet should begin with a preparation period where one should restrict the consumption of refined carbohydrates, caffeine, alcohol, fish, egg, dairy products and nicotine. This period should be marked with the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is to make your body accustomed to the diet plan. While on the juice fast, sodas, coffee, teas and other soft drinks should be completely avoided. Drinking 6 glasses of water in additional to the several glasses of juices is recommended per day. The day can be ended with a laxative tea like Senna. Citrus juices are not much recommended. Green vegetable juices like celery, spinach, cabbage etc containing chlorophyll is the best juices for body vitality. They help in tissue repair and healing. The diet plan should include various types of fruits and vegetables to ensure that various vitamins and minerals find entry into your body during this period.
After the juice cleansing diet, the introduction of solid food should be done only gradually so that your body will get time to slowly come back to solid food processing. Initially begin with fruit and vegetable slices and then go on for other easily digestible solid foods.