Juice fasting, otherwise known as “juice cleansing” or just plain “juicing,” is when you eliminate everything except for the juice from vegetables and fruits from your diet for a certain amount of time. There are many different reasons why you may choose to do a juice fast, but if it’s something that you’re considering, then the chances are good that it’s because you want to cleanse your digestive tract, kick-start a diet, or boost your immune system in order to fight disease.
One exception to this juice-only rule is that you are allowed to have certain teas, and you can add certain herbs and spices to your juices and teas as well. As a matter of fact, herbs and spices aren’t just allowed, they’re actually encouraged because of the health benefits they provide. I’ll discuss that in more detail later, though. For now, let’s talk about why it’s so important to drink only juice and caffeine-free tea while you’re fasting.
When you’re drinking pure extracted juice, all of the nutrients are right there, ready to be absorbed and used. Your body doesn’t have to fight to extract them or to use them. You’re essentially letting your juicer do the work for your digestive tract so that all your body has to do is absorb all of the good stuff.
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