Juice fasting benefits the body in numerous ways. Holistic experts and other health professionals resorting to alternative medicine recommend a juicing fast. Although the effects of a juicing fast is clinically proven to be as effective as water fasting, there have been numerous personal claims that a juicing fast can heal diseases. A juicing fast can also increase energy and vitality. If one plans to engage in fasting, he must plan ahead so that there are not health complications. The body should be healing the necessary tissues and organs instead of increasing the risk for other diseases.
When on a juicing fast, one abstains from eating solid foods. The faster should only consume fruits and vegetables in liquid form. The produce is prepared and the ingredients are mixed in a blender or juicer. Some fasters have an exclusive list of fruits and veggies in their fasting diet plan. According to naturopathy, a certain type of food can target certain body parts to be treated. For instance, if you want gallstones removed, you should consume apples, then (in intervals) drink cold processed oil with a citrus fruit.
The main purpose of a juicing fast is to flush out toxins in the body, because most foods that you now see on grocery shelves tend to have many preservatives. Also, the environment is polluted (so there is a fasting method to heal the lungs and help with allergies). In theory, these toxins cling to body tissues and damages the cells, over time this can cause pathological diseases. If one is experiencing any discomfort or pain in their body, fasting is one recommendation of naturopaths.
A juicing fast is also for people who want to reduce weight. It is an effective alternative to burn up stored calories (fat) in the body while supplying it with the needed nutrients. The body will be forced to consume excess calories (fat) to energize the muscles and organs when they are used.
Though this is viable in theory, juice fasting has a science of its own. You should do your research on what fruit-veggie combinations you need to imbibe to accomplish your goals while on a juicing fast. Fasting can last for a day or up to a month (months for some). The duration depends on the individual, but there are rough regulations to follow according to the purpose of your juice fast. For instance, a gallbladder fasting plan should only be done in 14 days increments, maximum.