This particular diet involves a person drinking only fresh fruits and vegetables and this is done best between 3 and 7 days.
Raw fruit and vegetable juices have nutrients, including enzymes and trace elements in addition to all the vitamins and minerals that you’d expect. Easily digested, the goodness from raw juices and smoothies gets straight to work within our bodies through the bloodstream.
Seasonal produce will taste better and have flown fewer air miles, so try to work with, not against nature in your choice of foods. When juicing fruits, feel free to experiment and create your own recipes.
Use any fruits you can find, combining exotic and home-grown produce. Apples are a good staple ingredient, so try combining them with berries, bananas or citrus fruits and add a clove of garlic and a piece of ginger to get you started. Remember to peel thick skinned fruits, and remove cores and seeds before you pop them in your blender.
Juicing vegetables is a great way to get essential nutrients if you don’t like to eat them whole. When you start drinking vegetable juices, try carrots, celery and other more basic produce, adding more variety over time.
Your body will not be used to such a high and easily absorbed vegetable intake, so to avoid stomach upsets, make sure you start slowly and add in green vegetables gradually.
As with any significant diet change, drinking raw juices and vegetables will not be suitable for everybody. Fruit juices are high in natural sugars, so if you are diabetic be sure to talk to your doctor before you up your fruit intake.
Pregnant and breast feeding women should also seek advice before beginning any diet that increases fruit and vegetable intake significantly, or that recommends any other considerable change in habit.
Juicing is a fantastic and painless way of getting at least your five a day. While you may find you only want to try some of your recipes once, the more successful combinations will easily become part of your daily diet, leading to a healthier, fresher lifestyle even when your detoxification is complete, so try out today.