Are juice diets good for you or do they hurt more than they help?

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Are juice diets good for you or do they hurt more than they help? –Samantha B.


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They are good for 1-2 days; hurtful for longer periods.

An all juice diet may be effective to kick-start a cleanse, weight loss plan, or fast, but is not suitable long-term. You’d be missing protein and a slew of minerals and fat soluble vitamins. Not a problem for a few days, but over time you’d notice the effects as your health, body and exercise performance decline. The body simply can’t operate properly without all the nutrients it needs to work. One might also want to consider the sugar content of exclusive juice intake, as sugar can trigger fat storage given enough calories.

However, juicing your own produce is great as PART of your overall diet. You can read more in our article: Just Juice It! [CLICK HERE]

Debbie J., MS, RD

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Debbie James is a registered dietitian. Any views or opinions presented in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of Fitness International, LLC.

Posted on November 18, 2013, in Ask Our Dietitian, Health, Helpful, Nutrition, Weight Loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. My brother Juiced for 30 days and lost about 30 lbs. His psoriasis (sp?) also improved during that time and shortly afterwards until bad habits crept back up. I would recommend it, but like the doctor says, it’s not a supplement for regular eating.

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