Watermelon Juice Fast

Watermelon Juice Fast

Watermelon Juice Fast

I am sharing this article by Don Tolman. I love watermelon juice and drink it almost daily. You don’t have to do a fast to get some great benefits, although for optimum results fasting is the way to go. Try adding it to your diet! If you add it to a daily diet just be sure to eat/drink it alone without other foods 15 minutes before and after. Melons digest at different speed than other foods so to avoid digestion issues and get the most out of it eat it alone. 

I am growing my own watermelon in my garden and soon I will be sharing my experience in a future post.

Watermelon Juice Fast
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY 3 DAYS ON WATERMELON JUICE
Watermelon is a seasonal summer fruit well-known for its soft juicy red flesh filled with black tear-shaped seeds encased in a hard dark green skin.
Originating in West Africa, watermelon is now widely grown around the world.
With its unique oval shape and high water content, the watermelon’s natural signature or ‘sign-of-nature’ targets the health, optimal functioning and healing of the brain.
In this area, watermelon is known to:
Alleviate mental fog
Improve cognition
Prevent cognitive decline
In addition to brain-boosting abilities, watermelons are nutrient rich whole food packed full of phytolytic (plant) nutrients including:
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Vitamin B6
Flavonoids
Lycopene
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant common in all RED plant foods which helps to:
Reduce blood pressure
Decrease the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis
Protect against breast and prostate cancers.
 
WHY IS WATERMELON SO GOOD FOR A JUICE FAST?
First of all, a watermelon juice fast is one of the easiest fasts to do.
Thanks to its wide array of health-giving properties along with its versatility, by juice fasting only on watermelon, in 3 days you’ll:
Reset your body and mind
Boost your energy
Kick start weight loss
Reduce inflammation
Get a feel for what it’s like to do an extended juice fast or deeper cleanse.
Juice Fasting can be a challenge if you’re time poor.
The very thought of coming up with recipes, going to the markets to gather a wheelbarrows full of produce, only to get home needing to rinse it, slice it, juice it and bottle it is enough to put many people off a juice fast for life – despite the amazing health benefits!
Not only is watermelon juice refreshing and hydrating, it’s also delicious and easy to drink!
Other Benefits of Watermelon Juice
Super easy to drink
Reduces appetite and cravings
Rids body of toxins
Flushes out the kidneys
Soothes urinary tract infections
Contains an amino acid “citrulline” which is known to help boost libido, particularly in men.
 
 
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HOW TO PREPARE
The ideal way to juice watermelon, in order to extract as much ‘living juice’ as possible, is to use a ‘cold pressed juicer’.
This type of technology gently and slowly grinds and extracts the juice under minimal stress or heat, ensuring that the enzymes remain intact for maximum benefit to your health.
One of the best on the market which we use and recommend is the Kuvings Elite C7000 Cold Pressed Professional Juicer. If not, use any brand of cold-press juicer or the best quality centrifugal juicer you can get your hands on.
The whole process is then really easy and one good sized watermelon should make you approximately 2 litres of juice through a good juice machine.
Just slice the watermelon into thick chunks (it’s ok to leave a thin layer of the inner white skin) and gently feed into the juicer.
Tasty Tip: If you want to mix things up a little, add a few chunks of fresh ginger, a whole lime including the skin and a handful of fresh mint leaves.
You can make up enough juice for your entire 3-day mono-diet fast in one go as it will last up to 72 hours when refrigerated!
Just make sure to store your watermelon juice in airtight glass bottles or mason jars.
A great time to do any type of fast is over the weekend so that you can take it easy and allow yourself to rest while your body begins to cleanse, detoxify and reset itself.
~ Don Tolman
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