Why Juice?

All plants are living, breathing organisms. They each have energy and a life force.

Juicing plant, all vegetables and fruits, strips away the pulp, and thus fibers, that stand in the way of introducing raw enzymes, nutrients, vitamins and minerals into your body. Without having to break down the fiber in the way of all those great nutrients, your body can use the energy from the juice instantly.

There is much to be said about juice fasting, or feasting as most will call it. You’re goal is to consume a few pounds of vegetable and fruit juices a day, leaving you fed and hopefully satisfied. But there are also some things to be cautious about when embarking on such a “cleanse.”

Do you really need to cleanse? I believe that most of us could use a day of intestinal rest- consuming nothing in bulk and giving our bodies a break from the digestion process. This can help move toxins out of the body quickly and put less stress on the organs and every part of the body. Makes perfect sense.

But where things start to get tricky is when fasting is done for an extended period of time. And if not done properly, one could potentially hinder a healthy metabolism. This can, and probably will, cause weight gain- usually the very thing people are juice fasting for in the first place.

Another drawback to juicing is it can significantly mess up blood sugar levels. If you are consuming too many fruit juices instead of vegetable juice, you’re probably flooding a lot of sugar into a food-void body. Again, not the safest thing for most people, especially diabetics and pre-diabetics.

With all that being said, juicing can be wonderful, nourishing, and deeply grounding. As long as you’ve done your research and are prepared to go through some fun withdrawal symptoms, even a one day juicing fast can be rewarding and a great test of willpower.

So, what did I consume for my day two of juice fasting…? Half a green smoothie, a small bowl of Coconut Bliss Naked Coconut Ice Cream, a handful of Peanut Butter Puffins, and a lovely green juice made with kale, celery, apple, lemon, ginger, and garlic.

You see, I was literally in bed ALL day yesterday. Sick. I cannot remember the last time I’ve felt this bad. And I’m not about to lie to my favorite readers about being super successful on a juicing day. I wasn’t. Although I didn’t eat much. 😉

So, as my juicing adventures continue I’m going to be just adding the green juices into my life every day. I do believe wholeheartedly that juicing can be an incredibly wonderful addition to anyone’s life. I believe it does provide the living nutrients of living plants, unobstructed and delivered right into our bodies. And that does a body good.

So now, to accompany your juicing efforts, or just your Thursday spirit, here are some questions to ask yourself…

What are you healing?

What is your secret super power?

What impact would you like to have or what would you like to be known for?