Juice fasting is very similar to eating raw vegetables that you are putting in the juice anyway. So why bother with juice fasting and why is it such a part of the Hippocrates Health lifestyle?
I answered this in a live call where I was interviewed with questions from the people attending the call.
The biggest difference between juice fasting and eating raw vegetables is not the nutrients. They are basically the same except that you are losing some fiber when you create the juice. As long as you are juicing and not blending and you drink it within 15 minutes, you are getting all the digestive enzymes, vitamins and minerals that you would get if you were eating.
I take digestive enzymes and a few other vital nutritional supplements – you can see them and purchase at Hippocrates Health Supplements.
So why juice? The primary reason it is such an important part of the Hippocrates Health lifestyle is that you are giving your digestion a much needed break.
The digestive process is by far the most energy intensive process performed by your body. By juice fasting once a week as I do, you give your body a break from the digestion – and this is important – while taking in the nourishment you need.
If you are fighting an illness, you don’t want to do a complete water fast and deprive yourself of nutrients when you need them. This way you are getting all but a little fiber.
The fasting juice recipes I use all center around the growing sprouts I have ready to go. I use sunflower or pea green sprouts (50%) and then use other green vegetables to improve the taste. The best tasting is organic cucumbers, but I also use organic celery and spring greens and dilute with filtered water.
The primary nutrition is in the sprouts so the other part is mainly to get the green drink to taste good. I don’t add fruit (as I’ve seen many do in smoothies) because this creates poor digestion as fruit and greens do not combine well.
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