Considerations When Following a Juice Fast
What are some of the risks that are associated with juice diets?
In the instance that an individual follows the juice diet for an extended period of time, the individual may be susceptible to malnutrition. This can be the case for individuals that follow juice fast without including other foods in the diet for a period of more than twenty one days – and therefore experts such as doctors and nutritionists recommend that the juice diet should be followed for no more than twenty-one days.
It is important that the proper amounts of juice be consumed through the diet. One should consume at least eight to sixteen servings of the juices that are being made. This can ensure that the individual is not going to suffer from malnutrition.
Although processed juices are high in certain types of sugar that can lead to weight gain, the natural sugars that are present in natural juice that has been extracted from the actual fruits and vegetables is considerably lower. Through these types of juices, an individual is easily able to gain the benefits from the juice, without the added calories and sugar, as well as ingredients that are used to refine the juice that are added to other juices, including concentrated types of juices.
Ensuring that at least eight ounces of the juice is being consumed per day, as well as eight glasses of eight ounces of water can be an effective way to ensure that you are not going to become malnourished while completing the juice Detox, as well as ensuring that you are not going to become easily dehydrated.
Although juices have a high level of liquid and water that are found within the juice, it is still important to ensure that water is drunken through the day, as well as through the entire fast. There are many complications that can occur when the body enters a stage of dehydration that comes from a lack of water and a lack of nutrients and therefore it is important to avoid the body reaching this level.
It is also important to ensure that enough juice is being consumed to cause the individual completing the juice fast to become satisfied. In the case that the individual is increasingly hungry throughout the fast, the efforts to lose weight can be without merit, as the individual often enters a state within the body that is similar to starvation and the body begins to conserve all of the calories which are placed into it – to ensure that there is enough energy storage to complete the regular bodily processes.