Does Juice Fasting Work? What Nutrition Experts Need You to Know.
What is juice fasting?
A juice fast, also known as a cleanse or detox, usually entails drinking homemade or premade juices made from vegetables, herbs, and fruit (and occasionally nut milk, like cashew milk) in addition to ample water, tea, and sometimes clear broths. Juicing fruits and vegetables is different from blending because it isolates the liquid of the produce from the pulp and fibrous portion. Therefore, fruit and vegetable juices will have a more concentrated amount of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals but less fiber when compared to something like a smoothie. Juice fasts can be as short as 24 hours or as long as 10 days. For a sample juice fast, check out this one-day juice cleanse.