Liquid fasting is abstaining from solids for a period of time ranging from one to three days. Usual substitutes to solid foods include fresh fruit and vegetable juices, water, herbal teas, and broths.
Here are 3 major benefits of going on a liquid fast:
1. Improved organ function
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are abundant in easily digestible nutrients, including vitamins, enzymes, electrolytes, and minerals. These nutrients are readily absorbed by your body and helps improve gland and organ function, as well as focus your body’s efforts on rebuilding your cells, resulting to a more youthful appearance and feeling.
2. Weight loss
People do liquid fasts to enjoy this benefit. During a liquid fast, you naturally consume fewer calories bringing about weight loss. In addition to this, a liquid fast also supports proper liver function by providing your liver some rest from its normal load and allows it to process stored fats to eliminate them more effectively. Liquid fasts also help you to experience a reduction in food cravings and increased metabolism.
Liquid fasting aids your organs to eliminate toxins and metabolic wastes from your body by enhancing their health and function. Getting a constant supply of healthy juices can also cleanse your digestive tract of mucus and accumulated waste.
A Warning: Never do a liquid fast without consulting your doctor. Do not fast beyond three days without medical supervision. Do not do liquid fasting if you are lactating, pregnant, underweight or currently have a medical condition. During the liquid fast, you may experience side effects such as fatigue, headache, constipation, and increased body odor.
Read this full article by Livestrong for more tips on liquid fasting and how it may benefit you.