The Side Effects of Juicing – What You Should Look Out For

Be Aware Of The Side Effects Of Juicing

Juicing is an amazing way to fight disease and stay healthy in an increasingly unhealthy world. Few people are willing to go through with a full juice diet.

This is not surprising, considering how extreme a juice diet can be. A brief diet plan can rid the body of unwanted toxins and help to increase energy levels naturally.

However, juicing is not all safe and good. Performing a juice diet correctly is great, but it takes a lot of work. Trying to juice before studying up on the process can lead to major health problems.

Eating all organic vegetables can introduce dangerous bacteria to your body. There are also major side effects of fasting without the proper preparation, and fasting is a large part of any juice diet.

The Physical Side Effects Of Juicing

Once you have entered the two day period of the juicing process, your energy levels will begin to fluctuate irrationally. This is due to the fact that you are no longer consuming the number of calories required each day for your body to function properly.

The sugars in the vegetables will cause a sudden energy boost once they are consumed, but you will soon after experience a major crash in energy levels that may leave you wondering whether the juicing process is a positive one.

While your body is being fed less and less calories, it will begin to draw from the proteins that are stored in your muscles.

This causes a serious drop in muscle mass, which leads to physical weakness and fatigue.

Consuming too many raw veggies alone can cause diarrhea or constipation. The high amount of fiber found in most veggies is the main cause of this reaction. There is also the embarrassing carotenemia condition that causes discoloration of the skin when too many orange vegetables are consumed.

The intestinal problems related to juicing can lead to dehydration and paleness. Even the kidneys will be hard at work removing the harmful chemicals caused by the break down of stored protein in your body.

More Unusual Side Effects Of Juicing

Juicing is hard enough, but using all organic vegetables makes the process that much more tedious. That is why many people choose to over look the organic element of a juice diet. Using inorganic vegetables during the juicing process will load your system with the toxins used to grow larger veggies that stay fresher longer. Pesticides and insecticides are not meant to be consumed by the human body. However, organic vegetables can be harmful as well. Organic veggies are a breeding ground for bacteria. This is exactly why pesticides are used in the first place, but there is no perfect solution.

It is wise to thoroughly clean your juicer every time you use it. The vegetable residue left behind after producing a glass of juice is even more vulnerable to bacteria than whole organic veggies. This is because the juice is prone to decomposition in it’s ravaged state. Clean your juicer every single day without compromise. If you use it more than once, then clean it after every use. Do not allow the juicer to remain filthy for any length of time.


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Hello there. My name is Ryan and I want to help you eat better. I truly believe in exercise, eating whole foods, having a positive mindset, and drinking green juice and smoothies can change your life (as it did mine). Get free recipes and tips when you subscribe to my newsletter.

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