Many people feel great during and after juice cleanses. Juice fasting is the choice to abstain from food for a period of days and instead consume healthy, vegetable based juices. Choosing to juice helps your body to pre-digest nutrients in the food, which increases absorption and gives your digestion a rest.
So here are some Benefits of a Juice Fast.
Lets the Body Rest
It cleanses and detoxifies the body and provides the body with oxygen. Stored toxins are released from the cells and eliminated from the body. When you flush out toxins from the body, you reduce stress on the digestive system, allowing your organs, like the liver, to recuperate. This way, it also reduces internal inflammation to stop toxins from developing into chronic diseases. Consuming vegetable juice also allows the body to absorb nutrients faster and easier.
Provided that our bodies are healthy, we can get all the nutrition we need from fruits, vegetables, and other foods we eat — provided that they too are healthy. However, our digestive tracts are often inflamed from overeating, food additives, stress, and the use of medications. As a result, our bodies are not able to efficiently absorb all the nutrients they need.
The potential for easy and fast weight loss is a common sales point for juice cleanses. A juice cleanse won’t make you drop twenty pounds in one week (not that you’d want to anyway!) but many report weight loss as a benefit of juice cleansing. The weight loss from juicing likely comes from a restriction in calories and loss of water or inflammation weight, and is not a sustainable or necessarily healthy way to lose weight. Depending on your personal viewpoint, weight loss on a juice cleanse is either a benefit or a risk.
Supports the immune system via fasting
When you consume only juice, you’re likely in a fasted state. Fasting has a host of benefits, but one of the most notable ones is immune system rejuvenation. In a fasted state, your body begins to deplete glycogen stores. The biochemical processes involved in using stored glycogen promote healing throughout the body. In addition, fasting could signal the body to rid itself of damaged cells and produce new ones.
Boost Your Energy
Within the first two days you’ll start to feel a wave of difference in your energy. Juice cleansing floods your body with nutrients in their natural state creating a lasting, clean energy; not the ups and downs and crashes we can get from coffee and sugar. With cold pressed juice, the enzymes and nutrients are liberated from fibre allowing them to be quickly assimilated into your body. Give it 15-20 minutes and you should be feeling a nice boost after each juice.