Juice Detox Diet
The juice detox diet is a method of dieting and/or fasting designed to provide your vital organs and system a break from the hard work associated with breaking down and digesting solid foods. The diet involves drinking fresh, raw juices and can include the consumption of fresh produce while abstaining from the consumption of any other solid foods. The dieting may last from as few as 2 days to several weeks or months. This diet is not commercially sold but can instead be made from the comfort of your own kitchen.
A lot of research has been done to look into the juice/detox diet as to whether it is nutritionally sound for use. The research has concluded that juice/detox diet is a perfect way of losing weight, keeping fit or basically fasting. The logic behind this is that fruits and vegetables contain all the substantial nutrients including vitamins, minerals, proteins and also carbohydrates. More importantly is that the detox diet cleans up your system from any toxins hence rejuvenates your body and reduces the amount of cholesterol that may at the time be contained in the body. A few days after you have started consuming juice/detox diet, you will realize that even your skin will start looking healthier and younger. Modern developers of juice/detox diet advice that you alternate between the juices and whole fruits, plus you should add one regular meal into your timetable and take multivitamins.
To take the full advantage of the juice/detox diet, you ought to balance between how much juice/detox diet you take and how much whole fruits, vegetables and water you take. You should only consume the juices up until noon and thereafter, eat a whole fruit of a serving of vegetables. These should be organic and are best consumed when fresh and frozen. You should also take as much water as possible preferably an amount corresponding with half of your total body weight, but in ounces. If for instance you weigh 110 pounds, you should consume 55 ounces of water.
Advantages and disadvantages
Some of the so called juice/detox diets have however been proven to lack the basic nutrients like iron, electrolytes and proteins hence may lead to starvation.
Long term use of juice/detox diet may slow down one’s metabolism hence make it harder for them to lose more weight at a later date.
Though the juice/detox diet is highly beneficial to a majority of people, it is not recommended to pregnant women, teenagers or people suffering from diabetes or other chronic diseases.
On the brighter side, juice/detox diet helps get rid of toxins in the body that may lead to dangerous diseases like cancer.
A juice detox diet can also gives an improved and more radiant complexion, increases the rates at which you losing weight, leads to lesser headaches and leads to lesser bloating.