What is juicing for detox?
You’ve likely heard about the benefits of detoxing to maintain your health and wellness – but following a juice cleanse to achieve optimum detoxification is a great way to get plenty of important vitamins and nutrients while helping your body clear out waste. Not only will you gain the benefits of following a healthy detox, you’ll also be fuelling your body with essential nutrients. It’s a win-win!
Even if you already follow a relatively healthy lifestyle, your body still accumulates toxins from your environment, from the foods you eat, and even just through normal bodily functions. These wastes include trans-fatty acids and fatty tissues, along with drugs, chemicals, and pesticides; dead, dying, or diseased cells; toxins from the lymphatic system and bloodstream; toxins from the spleen, kidneys, and liver; excess mucus from the sinuses and lungs; and even excess cholesterol.
Through a juice cleanse, your body will finally have the chance to process years of bad diet, junk food, alcohol, sugars, and so on. You can do this by following either a juice fast or a juice feast, both of which will hydrate your body and nourish your cells with all of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes that you won’t find in cooked foods.
When you’re doing a juice fast, you’ll be consuming only fluids – fresh fruit and vegetable juices – three times a day to replace your solid food meals. You can expect to drink one to two litres of juice each day. Also, you’ll want to drink plenty of water in between juices so you can stay full and hydrated.
During a juice fast, you can also supplement with vegetable soups, herbal teas, and plenty of drinking water. You’ll need to completely avoid solid foods for the duration of the fast, focusing only on pure fluids.