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Juice fasting

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– **History**:
Juice fasting trend in the US popularized by Norman W. Walker and Jay Kordich.
– Walker, a pioneer, invented the NorWalk juicer in 1936.
– The modern Norwalk 280 juicer is still a top-selling model.
– Kordich gained fame with his book “The Juicemans Power of Juicing.”
– Their contributions propelled juice fasting to its current popularity.

– **Health Claims**:
– Scientific evidence does not support health claims related to juice fasting.
– Detox diets are considered marketing myths by experts.
– Potential risks of juice fasting include metabolic crises and muscle loss.
– The American Cancer Society denies health benefits from juice cleansing.
Juice fasting can lead to health problems like dehydration and nutrient deficiencies.

– **See Also**:
– Drink portal and list of diets are related topics.
– Ineffective cancer treatments and the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.”
– Other related topics include green smoothies and raw veganism.
– Juicing, fruitarianism, and raw water diets are also mentioned.

– **References**:
– Various sources like Huffington Post and The New York Times.
– Scientific studies and reviews debunking detox myths.
– Books and articles discussing the truth about detox diets.
– Information on vegetarianism and related historical figures.
– Authors and chefs associated with vegetarianism and healthy diets.

Juice fasting (Wikipedia)

Juice fasting, also known as juice cleansing, is a fad diet in which a person consumes only fruit and vegetable juices while abstaining from solid food consumption. It is used for detoxification, an alternative medicine treatment, and is often part of detox diets. The diet can typically last from one to seven days and involve a number of fruits and vegetables and even spices that are not among the juices typically sold or consumed in the average Western diet. The diet is sometimes promoted with implausible and unsubstantiated claims about its health benefits.

A pitcher of freshly-juiced kale, wheat grass, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, apple, and lemon
A cup of sweet lime juice
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