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The Science Behind the 3 Day Juice Fast

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Juice fasts seem to have become a popular trend but very few people actually know why they are so effective. In reality, juice fasts aren’t a current trend, they have been around for milenia. Many religions feature fasts that abstain from animal proteins, alcohol and caffeine for the past 3000 years. 

Beyond the religious symbolism of fasting is an actual helath benefit that may be a part of it’s natural inclusion into many cultures.

Fruit and vegetables are rich sources of several biologically active components that contribute to general health and decrease the risk of chronic diseases.

In a study titled, “Health benefit of vegetabel/fruit juice-based diet: Role of microbiome”  the researchers concluded that the plant fibers found in cold pressed juices made of vegetables and fruits had a prebiotic effect on the bacteria of the participants guts.

The prebiotic effect fed the beneficial bacteria,  bacteroidetes and cyanobacteria, that are associated with low body fat and choked out the bad bacteria, Firmicutes and Proteobacteria, that is associated with obesity. 

What makes this so significant is that if you just increased the good bacteria, you would have a better opportunity of decreasing body fat and overall weight, however, by reducing the amount of bad bacteria at the same time, the juice fast compounds the beneficial effect.

Stoke Juices uses 100% organic fruit, cold pressed and un-pastuerized to ensure that all of the beneficial prebiotics are available.

In your intestine, the bacteria is a very important component to your health. We are all familiar with good and bad cholesterol and how processed foods high in fats contribute to increased LDL (bad cholestrol) and decreased HDL (good cholesterol), your gut is no different. Bad dietary habits feed the proliferation of the bad bacteria required to digest bad foods, in turn leaving you more prone to obesity and disease.

One three day juice fast can reverse the imbalance of good to bad bacteria in your gut almost completely. However, the imbalance will return after about 14 days if the bad eating habits are resumed.

Resetting the bacterial balance of your gut can eliminate the physical craving for the bad foods that you were eating, so now you need to train it to desire healthier options. Continuing on a plant based diet after a 3 day fast will improve liver function and help you intsill new, heathier habits into your weekly menu.

You make be thinking that if 3 days can have such an incredibel impact, why not more? Everything in moderation. Our slogan is Balance | Optimize | ReCode, the balance is about bringing your gut microbiota back into balance. You could stretch it out to 5 days but the majority of the balance comes in the first 3 and a 5 day fast can be pretty hard to adhere to.

We wanted to find a juicing protocal that got the highest benefit and was achievable by most. You will be ready to eat after 3 days and your first meal will be incredible.

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