Many people claim that our bodies are designed to do intermittent fasting to release toxins, be healthier and live longer. If you want to fast, but find that fasting is too hard for you to stick with, then intermittent juice fasting may be the answer that you have been looking for.
Why Juice Fasting May Be For You
Juice fasting can be an excellent way to get all the benefits of regular fasting, yet not feel as deprived. In addition, it can offer you nutrients that you require throughout your day; in fact, according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, fresh juice can be a significant source of your daily vitamins. Since cooking and processing food can alter and reduce the amount of nutrients we receive, drinking fresh juice can help us absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables or fruits we are eating.
The benefits of juice fasting go beyond toxin release from your body and an abundant supply of nutrients. It can also help to boost your immune system, aid in digestion, and get rid of a few extra pounds. Perhaps the biggest benefit of juice fasting is this: it can help you become more conscious of the food you are eating.
A healthy diet does not limit us from occasionally eating fried foods or eating way too much of that yummy cheesecake. On a juice fast, it can become very apparent just how well (or bad) we have been eating, and the affect of that realization can last well after the cleanse is over.
What to Expect
It is important to note that a juice fast can be a shock to your system, especially if you are someone who is consistently eating throughout the day. Your body will go into panic mode and you will start to daydream about the food you are used to eating (and even food you are not used to eating.) This shock can send a message to your brain that you are starving – which of course is not the case.
During the fast, you may experience headaches, cramps, irritability, and mental confusion. This can happen as a result of toxins leaving your body, low blood-sugar levels, and a consistent mental focus on food. They are a side effect of your body adjusting to the fast.
How to Do It