contrast views of juicing fruits
I have read Juice fasting for Detoxification, and I am getting ready to start my juice fast, but I have noticed from several recipes and different boards that they contradict each other. The author from that book said there are some fruits that are not juicable, but so many other places I see the combinations. So what are we to do? Take it all in and make our own judgements or just experiment? Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
I have not read that juicing some fruits is bad for you - to the contrary, I have read and own many books that suggest the opposite and the benefits I have received have been numerous. I would suggest you use your judgement to decide and see what your body likes the best.
Hi Brenda! I read at www.living-foods.com some tips on juicing. I remember it saying that there were fruits that came out more like nectar than juice which is just basically a thicker juice. examples would be nectarines, papaya, etc. Check out the website and it would probably answer your questions. RAchel
I could be wrong, but what I have heard is the purpose of a juice fast, is to allow your body to help detox even more, and let your digestive system rest a little from constantly moving out the fiber, not that fiber is bad or anything, but if we were living naturally in the wild, we would be grazing, and eating so much differently than we actually do.
So, the purpose is to have the nutrients without the pulp, so if you juice nectarines, it is a thicker juice, some pulp is gonna get in there, but I don't see this as a problem, same with other fruits, like peaches, papaya, banana, cherimoya, all the thicker fruits, so if you like them, and are drawn to them, I see no reason why you can't drink them
Like Todd said above, also soups, veggies which have gone through the juicer, to make a tomatoey even slightly warm yummy soup.
or anything you want, as long as it is without the pulp.
Good luck on your juice fast, I haven't done one in a long time, and then it was a water fast for several days, I came off it with a juice fast, and I had such a headache. Yikes, it has made me NOT want to do it again, it was that bad.
Hard fruits are the best to juice. Most people will juice apples along with their veggies and greens mainly for the flavor and how much juice apples make. Firm pears are good too. Also citrus fruits are excellent juiced. Softer fruits are really not good for that purpose (bananas, mangoes, papayas, etc) and are much better blended whole into smoothies.
There are those who believe that juicing isn't good for you at all and any fasting should be a water fast. Then there are those who believe "juice fasting" is the way to go.
In actuality you aren't really fasting, but juice dieting because you are taking in some nutrients and a fast is either water or dry. Water fasting is best handled by people who have a fairly clean body in the first place, or are experienced fasters. Dry fasting is never recommended but there are a handful of those who've dry fasted who were led by the Holy Spirit to do so. Dry fasting for more than a day can be very dangerous. Any kind of fasting needs to be accompanied by mostly rest and relaxation.
That said if you are only taking in juices and liquids you don't have to rest all the time, but it's recommended to rest often.
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