· A fruit fast will create an environment for your body to heal.
· You will experience an internal cleansing as the body's systems begin the housekeeping they've been unable to do before.
· Toxins stored in the tissues will have an opportunity to be flushed out.
· The fibre in fresh, whole fruits and vegetables helps your digestion and elimination systems do their jobs.
· Fruits are packed with fibre, vitamins like A and C and nutrients like potassium and folate. Vitamin A supports your immune system, helps support vision and facilitates your red blood cells in storing and carrying iron.
This detox will come with symptoms resembling the flu. Headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, sore throat, coughing, fatigue, body odour, body aches, and sinus discharge are all considered normal reactions during a fast. If you find yourself with any of these side effects, take heart! and know they are a sign that your body is healing.
Sugar content of fruit
Fructose, the sugar in fruit, is slowly broken down and converted by the body through several complex processes, into sucrose and glycogen, supplying energy over a long period of time.
Fruit is actually recommended for many with sugar-metabolizing disorders, such as hypoglycaemia.
Examples of fruits for the any-fruit fast
Grapes, apples, mangoes, bananas, citrus, melons and any other fruit you enjoy is fair game on this kind of fast.
Alternatively, you can do the one-fruit fastMelons, it is usually recommended, you eat alone as they don't combine well intestinally.
While bananas are ok, they are starchy and considered not as "cleansing" in nature, and therefore, possibly not as beneficial as other fruits.
Citrus, apples, and grapes are the most cleansing.
The vitamin C in citrus fruits and apples also supports your immune system as well as liver health. Potassium and folate are important for brain health.
While this is a popular fasting style for many, others find the many fruit combinations don't digest well together; such as acid and sweet fruits, as well as the melons that don't pair well with anything. Keep combinations to a minimum, and eat melons and citrus by themselves.
2.2 pounds (1 kg) of fruit per day is usually recommended for an any-fruit fast, eaten in 3-5 meals throughout the day