Juice fasting has grown in popularity in recent years. The health benefits are tremendous: simple way to consume a high amount of nutrition without a high amount of calories, provides a boost to energy and to the immune system and strengthens bones and skin. Many fast to jump start a new diet and healthier lifestyle. Here are a few steps to get you started juice fasting.
Choose a Juicer
Depending on how frequently you intend to use the machine while juice fasting, price might make a considerable difference. Juicers can range in price from $50 to hundreds of dollars. High end juicers have the highest revolutions per minute at around 3,000-7,000 rpms. They also tend to have longer warranty plans and the ability to extract the maximum amount of juice. For those that are juice fasting, a juicer for personal use should have a rpm of at least 80.Warranty plans for personal use juicers vary considerably. Ensure that the warranty is for at least 5 years and includes the parts and motor. Choose a juicer that has stainless steal parts and the lowest number of moving parts necessary. The more parts, the greater the cleaning job. Ensure that your juicer is able to handle a wide range of fruits and vegetables. The more fibrous the ingredient the more difficult the extraction. Some juicers are unable to process nuts, seeds are roots so you might have to manually remove them.
When planning a juice fast consider how long you intend your fast to last. Ensure that you have enough groceries to make fresh batch every day (juice is typically no good after the first day). Think about how sweet or “earthy” you want your drink to taste. Vegetables, particularly leafy vegetables, provide a great deal of nutrition with a low number of calories. The taste, however, tends to be a little harsh for some. Fruits add sweetness, but do increase the calorie count. Being that a juice fast doesn’t allow for any other source of nutrition. Considering fortifying your drinks with added protein and other micronutrients. You can added protein you can add almond milk or peanut butter. Ground flaxseed not only provides protein to your juice fast, but omega-3 as well. You can also consider taking a multi-vitamin and b-12 supplement. There are a large number of recipes available online or you can discover combinations on your own through trial and error. A simple formula to get you started is to use a handful of green, leafy vegetables as your base then add one or two pieces of fruit and then any additional supplements.
Juice fasting provides a great deal of benefits and with these tips in mind, should be simple to start. All you need is a juicer, groceries and few easy to follow recipes.