Juicing might seem like a simple way to lose weight, but it can backfire.
On a juice-only diet, you may not get enough fiber or protein to make you full.You might rebel.If you’re doing a juicing diet, you’ll be so tempted to eat something like a cake or doughnut because you’ve restricted yourself.
Not getting enough protein could also mean you lose muscle mass.The bottom line:It’s too extreme, and the results aren’t likely to last.
What about juicing as a way to detox or cleanse your body?I haven’t seen any research or science paper to support that cleansing is happening from juicing.Your liver and kidneys take care of that, whether you are juicing or not.
Other Health Claims
As for other health claims.It’s true that eating a plant-based diet is linked to lower risk of heart disease or cancer.But there hasn’t been a lot of research done that’s specific to juicing.
There is some research on juicing and the immune system.But any immune system benefits probably come from eating fruits and vegetables,whether it’s juice or not.
If you are Taking Prescription Drugs
Check with your doctor before doing a lot of juicing, so you can avoid any potential problems.