The detox juice diet has become very popular in recent years as an easier way to consume lots of nutrients without having to eat lots of whole fruits and vegetables.
I first learned about juicing in the 2010 documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which brought about a lot of awareness of the health benefits of juicing. It follows an Australian man on a juice only diet for 60 days and he ended up losing OVER 100 POUNDS!
Experts recommend you eat at least 6 to 8 servings of vegetables per day, which many people (myself included) have difficulty achieving. That’s where juicing recipes for weight loss can help fill the void.
So if you struggle to get enough greens and fruits in your diet, keep reading to find out how a juicing detox can help you lose weight, eat more vegetables, and help detox your body.
What is Detox Juice?
Detox juice is the nutritious juice that is extracted from fruits and vegetables using different methods, including by hand or with an electric juicer.
With a 3-day detox juice cleanse, you drink only juice and water for a period of time, usually for 3 days, to give your liver and digestive system time to detox. During the cleanse, aim to drink every 2 – 2 ½ hours and try to be consistent. Skipping a juice may disrupt your blood sugar levels and cause you to go off the juice detox.
Benefits of Detox Juicing
For a lot of people, it can be difficult to get your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Detox juice provides that extra nutrition you’re lacking in your diet.
Here are the top benefits of a juice detox:
- Helps you lose weight quickly.
- Improves nutrient absorption.
- Feeds good bacteria in your gut.
- Helps lower cholesterol.
- Helps detox your liver.
- Lowers blood sugar levels.
- Improves your skin.
- Broadens the range of vegetables you eat.
- Improves athletic performance.
Since juice doesn’t have fiber, it doesn’t have the same digestion needs as regular food. Nutrients are more easily absorbed by your body.
Fresh juices don’t burden your body with digestion needs and gives your body time to eliminate toxins and detox itself.