30 Day Green Juice Fast

by Gardenbella

There are many reasons to do a juice fast including an opportunity for weight loss, detoxification and spiritual awakening.

I recently became familiar with the idea of juice fasting and at the time was not unfamiliar with green juicing and in fact a few years ago I embraced the raw food lifestyle and juicing was a large part of that diet. I even went so far as to buy a juicer!

Unfortunately like most good intentions I gradually fell off this eating style and reverted back to the good old standard American diet (SAD). It is sad for more reasons than one.

First of all I put on some weight, I didn't feel very good and I found after a while not only was I not sleeping very well but I seemed to be tired all the time. Naps in the afternoon were not uncommon on the weekends. I even started having panic/anxiety attacks. This all led me to my doctor who told me I had high blood pressure, my cholesterol levels were also high and I need to do something about all of these issues.

Well I went on some blood pressure medication. The first one I tried was an ace inhibitor. Not only did my blood pressure not go down, but after five weeks of being on the medication I had severe pain in my neck in shoulders. It felt like I was being stabbed repeatedly. So next I went on something called water pills. Those also didn't help to lower my blood pressure and worst of all I started gaining weight! Not a particularly good idea when I was trying to reduce my blood pressure!

So to make a long story short, I've decided I'm going to give this program a real try. Thirty days! Only one month! I should be able to follow this program for one month. After all Joe and Phil in the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead followed the program for much longer.

The Benefits of Juicing

There are many reasons to do a juice fast including an opportunity for weight loss, detoxification and spiritual awakening. By only consuming food as a juice this allows the body to easily absorb the nutrients since little digestion is required.

Raw vegetable juices also have an alkalizing effect on the body and helps reduce acidity and inflammation. There is also some evidence that soluble fiber in fresh juices can help to reduce cholesterol. As well drinking only juice brings a high concentration of antioxidants into the body at one time.

There are a number of claims that a 30-day juice fast has numerous health benefits. If this is something you don't think you could accomplish try for a shorter period of
time to kick off a healthy diet plan for weight loss.

Some foods like ginger, have are beneficial for your health and well-being. Ginger has some strong immune quality that can help to lower cholesterol. As well onions, garlic, tomatoes and radishes have antibiotic properties.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead

Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional med...

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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: How Fruits and Vegetables Changed My Life

Joe Cross found himself, at age 40, weighing a whopping 300 plus pounds, and on a daily diet of the steroid Prednisone to manage the painful autoimmune condition that was making...

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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health while traveling across America, juicer in tow, and inspiring others to do the same. He also get’s to help some other people regain their health as well.

Here is what one customer had to say about this DVD: “The film is about Joe Cross, a businessman from Australia who’s health was absolutely in shambles. He had a rare autoimmune disease and was in regular pain and had to take multiple medications to counteract the symptoms. He finally decided enough time was already wasted on treating symptoms and he wanted to treat the cause. He decided to take a 60 day tour of the US (30 in NYC and 30 spread throughout the rest of the country) to reboot his body and immune system with nothing but raw vegetables in juice form.

Joe’s story alone was moving enough, but in Arizona Joe met Phil, a truck driver with the same autoimmune disease and even heaver than Joe had ever been. This is really the point where the story took a fantastic turn. Joe realized this film isn’t just about him becoming healthy, its about educating people to how important simple nutrients are.

I highly recommend seeing this film. Even if you don’t follow Joe’s methods for juicing and rebooting, it still creates a great drive to be more conscious of the quality of fuel we put in our bodies every day. “

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor

Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Black

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor - 67601 Looking for an ideal juice drink that's fresh, free of preservatives and tastes 10 times better than store-bought juices? Take t...

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If you want to try juicing but don't want to spend a lot of money, then the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor might be the one for you. It performs the task of extracting juice from whole fruits, vegetables, citrus fruits and tomatoes with efficiency and speed.

Here is what one happy customer had to say about this juicer: "I do not think there is anything this thing can not juice! I love the idea of throwing whole foods into it (fits a whole apple) and provides a tremendous amout of juice. I even got his thing to juice raw broccoli (which is kinda yucky by the way). Really strong motor absolutly destroys foods put into it and produces really dry pulp which tells me it is really working. You can even add a grocery bag to the pulp bin to make clean up even easier. Everything comes apart easily (and goes back together easy) and is dishwasher safe."

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The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain is a counter top machine with an extra wide feeder chute so you don’t have to cut up your vegetables and fruit as much. It has a powerful stainless steel cutting disc for fast results and a large capacity pulp collector. Most parts can go into the dishwasher.

With over 300 positive reviews, one owner remarked that they “love this juicer. I usually juice twice a day. It handles all produce well“. Another owner proudly stated that they “have been juicing for over a decade and this is the best machine I have used“. While still another buyer said that “with the bigger mouth they don’t have to do as much prep work” as you would with a juicer with a smaller feeder chute.

Best Green Juice Recipe

1 green apple
1 cucumber
5 large leaves of spinach or kale
1/2 lemon, peeled
1/2 inch piece of ginger (optional)

Wash all ingredients and cut to sizes that will fit into your juicer. Juice. Makes approximately 10 ounces.

Ginger can give the juice a bit of a kick, but it helps to boost the immune system. Test the amount to see what you like.

Green Juice
Green Juice

What To Know Before You Start Juicing!

Whenever you start a new program it is always a good idea to have a goal. This way you will know if you are successful or not and if there is anything you have to modify in order to reach your goal. The goal could be for how long you wish to stay on the juice fast or it could be the amount of weight you want to reduce.

If you plan on starting a juice fast you need to decide for how long you will stay on the fast. If this is your first time on a juice fast, you should plan on giving it a go for at least one week. This will not only give your body a chance to detox, but it will help reduce your appetite. You also might find that you have a sharper sense of taste.

Once you have decided on how long you want to stay on the juice fast you will need to set up a shopping list based on the recipes you will be using. In order to be successful with this plan you will need to have all the fresh vegetables and fruits you will need in order to make your juice.

In order to maintain your energy level and not get hungry, you should be having a juice (between 16 and 32 ounces) at least four times a day. If you do feel hungry, have a juice. As well you will want to drink lots of water throughout the day. This will help to cleanse your digestive system. Also, you won't feel as hungry. Often we are thirsty and not hungry!

One way to make this enjoyable is to prep your vegetables and fruits. Organize your fridge and have everything read will not only save you some time, but you won't be frustrated when it comes to making your juice. Get some baggies and just cut up everything you will need for one drink and add the ingredients to the baggie. Then, all you need to do is take the baggie out of the fridge and put the vegetables and fruit through the juicer!

Updated: 08/30/2014, Gardenbella
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Guest on 08/23/2014

I really need to get back on the meal replacements and juices again. I have been on fruit and yogurt for lunch recently until this week when my body decided that It Needed Savory Food Please. No accounting for taste,

Gardenbella on 08/20/2014

Glad you liked my information. I too have a green juice every day and feel so much better for doing so.

fitzcharming on 08/16/2014

I haven't fasted but I got a Nutribullet as a gift and have been drinking a large juice for lunch every day. I feel so much better and have more energy than before. I'm going to try your best green juice recipe. Great information.

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