A juice fast is extremely beneficial for overall wellbeing and full body rejuvenation but some of the top benefits are:
- Strengthening the immune system
- Weight loss
- Potentially reducing the risk of cancer
- Detoxifying the body
- Improving digestion and improving repair throughout the body.
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Improving inflammatory skin issues like eczema
- Boosting energy
- Kick starting metabolism
The majority of vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin A, lycopene, beta-carotene, and an array of immune-boosting minerals which we often miss out on if our normal day to day diet is less than perfect. With your system flooded with these protective nutrients, many of which are antioxidants, your immune system will be able to better defend against infections and pathogens. Especially important for this time of year when we need an extra boost. An obvious one- but following a 3 day Juice fast can tremendously aid in weight loss because you will be consuming fewer calories than your average diet, while also stimulating the metabolism and lowering cholesterol levels. However, juice fasting often causes a loss of water weight, which can return to a certain degree after the fast is over so the days after your fast are equally as important. Be mindful to follow a nourishing diet and watch what you’re putting on your plate. I will do an aftercare post to guide you through this period.
The key benefit is that by removing dietary fibre and solids from your daily intake, you can allow your digestive system to REST and more efficiently absorb key nutrients and antioxidants during the course of the fast. Nowadays we are surrounded by food and it’s available to us 24/7. Our digestive system rarely rests for longer than 2-3 hours (Breakfast, 11am snack, lunch, 3pm snack, dinner, after dinner treat, etc. etc.) So this is a fantastic opportunity to be strict with yourself and follow the plan tightly.