Cleanse diets are a really complicated topic to discuss within a short article. This is mostly because a lot of the information out there is advertisements and testimonials regarding certain cleanse diets. For what it is worth, it seems like they mostly do not work.
During a fast, a person limits restricts their diet to only fruit juices and fresh vegetables from anywhere from a few days to several weeks. It is mostly similar to a fast. You focus on freshly made juice.
Generally, people either buy the juices from a manufacturer of juice cleanse products or they make the juice themselves using their own juicers. They tend to rely on 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day. They also include a nut milk component to provide a small amount of protein and fat.
In raw food, there are usually pathogens. Packaged juices go through a process of pasteurization that kills those pathogens. If you do make the juices at home, you have to make sure that you only make enough juice for one serving so that you do not give dangerous organisms a chance to develop. You must make sure that the produce is clean.
The claims are that these cleanses are an easy way to add more vegetables and fruits to your diet. The latest dietary guidelines recommend five to thirteen servings of vegetables and fruits per day, which amounts to 2.5 to 6.5 cups a day).
Another claim by the Muscle Maximizer System is that we become healthier from fruits and vegetables in fruit form. Proponents of these cleans claim that the drinking juice serve as a break for your digestive system. But, in reality, fiber is necessary for digestion.
The truth is that these cleanses can be very dangerous to some people. People with diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, people with kidney disease, and people undergoing chemotherapy should not be juice fasting.
The high sugar consumption in juice fasts can result in increasing blood sugar levels dramatically in diabetics, which can lead to fatigue, blurry vision, weight loss, excessive hunger and thirsts, and wounds that heal more slowly than usual.
According to USA Today, the high levels of minerals and potassium from juice consumption can build up in the blood to dangerous levels in those with kidney disease. In addition, the high levels of antioxidants coupled with the low levels of protein can be dangerous for those who are undergoing chemotherapy.
Besides, juicing removes some of the nutrients in fruits and veggies. There is no reliable scientific research to support that juicing fruits and veggies is a healthier way to consume produce. The fiber found in the skin and antioxidants found in seeds of fruits and vegetables are often removed when juicing.
Because the juice does not contain fiber that fruits and vegetables, our body absorbs fructose sugar much easily, which can affect blood sugar levels.
The other issue that arises with juicing, and I have experienced this one firsthand, is that it is not filling at all. You feel hungry all the time because chewing gives you a sense of satisfaction. The fiber left out from the juice could have helped you with consumption of the fruit or vegetable and make you feel more full.
So, the question becomes this: do we need to stop juicing altogether? No, not at all. But it the cleansing idea is not so good. You can have the occasional fruit juice (I went through a period where I had a juice for breakfast every day. And, I consider those days to be my healthiest ones, honestly). However, a diet that depends on juice alone is not healthy.