Juice Fasting

What is Juice Fasting?

Juice fasting is the choice to abstain from food for a period of days and instead consume healthy, vegetable based juices. Choosing to juice helps your body to pre-digest nutrients in the food, which increases absorption and gives your digestion a rest.

Normally we recommend juicing with organic vegetables and the addition of lemon juice and root ginger or turmeric can also enhance the flavour and provide additional health benefits. Sometimes a minimal amount of fruit is also added to these juices from apples and pears. This is particularly useful for those new to juice fasting and adjusting to the new flavours.

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Benefits of juice fasting

Observations from human research substantiate that intermittent or periodic fasting helps reduce obesity, hypertension, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Thus, fasting has the potential to delay aging and help prevent and treat diseases while minimising the side effects caused by chronic dietary interventions.

Juice fasting brings a multitude of health benefits including:

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  • Amchara Check Box Icon Regular bowel movements
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Reduction of IGF1 levels
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Reduces blood pressure
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Reduces impact of oxidative stress
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Improves mitochondrial energy production
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Increases longevity as part of a healthy lifestyle

Types of Juice Fasting

Juices with vegetables only (fructose free)

Drinking freshly made organic vegetable juices. This can just be green vegetables, such as cucumbers, courgettes or spinach. Beetroot and carrots have a modicum of fructose (natural sugars). Although breaking down these sugars adds a minimal load to the liver, these vegetables have high levels of beta-carotene which offer exceptional health benefits to the mucus membranes in the eyes, lungs and gut.

Water fasting

This is normally for the more experienced faster only. Water fasting has to be done carefully and is not for everyone. A high degree of supervision is required for water fasting and our Doctor and naturopathic health team will assess if this is suitable for you or not.

Juices with some fruits like apples & pears or beetroot & carrots

For newbie fasters having a juice supplemented with some fruits, like apple and pears, which are high in fructose, can be a very gentle start. Often people starting on this move to vegetable juicing after a few days.

Light fasting

There is another option we commonly recommend, which is a mixture of juices, smoothies and soups. It’s all liquid but does include some fibre. This simple addition can really support someone for whom who we think the slight stress of fasting could be detrimental. Often this is appropriate for clients who have fatigue, where we’re trying to detox them and nourish them at the same time.

Intermittent fasting

Recently popularised by Dr Michael Mosley who introduced the 5:2 diet. Intermittent fasting is juicing or reducing calories for 2 days per week. This is often a better option for people with particular medical conditions or/and for newbie fasters.

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