Juice Fast And Protein | Will I Get Enough Protein?

How Do I Get Protein During My Juice Fast?

I hear that question often, and many people say to me they need to get their protein. I imagine the majority of people don’t know how they can possibly supply their body with enough protein while consuming only FRESH fruit & vegetable JUICE. There are many excellent raw sources of protein. See below.
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Not getting enough protein while juice fasting is a legitimate concern. Getting enough of any food source is important and protein is something our bodies require to thrive. Fret not people, raw, plant-based protein absolutely provides a person with more than enough protein to nourish the body. Ask any true Vegan!

Juicing

When juicing regularly or juice fasting you’re not starving your body. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Your body is getting more nutrition that it’s probably ever received. Juicing breaks down the cells and concentrates the nutrients allowing your body to absorb more. You wouldn’t be able to eat even half of the raw fruits and vegetables you’ll be consuming on a juice fast. It’s just too much to chew and swallow.

Here’s a list of several raw sources of protein you can juice: Asparagus, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Kale, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Sprouts, Tomatoes and Turnip Greens. (Source)

Protein Levels

From LIVESTRONG.COM:

Blood protein levels remain constant throughout a prolonged juice diet. Proteins are synthesized from decomposed cells, notes Germany’s “fasting therapist”, Dr. Otto Buchinger, who founded several European health clinics. New cell growth is enhanced during a juice diet, as the body shifts protein and other stored nutrients to where they are needed. After a few days of consuming only liquids, your body will “autolyze,” or self-digest, cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aging or dead. The process has been called “a burning of rubbish” by Buchinger in his book, “Fasting: the Buchinger Method.”

Using a juice extractor unlocks essential nutrients in the fibers of fruits and vegetables, notes Ron Lagerquist, author of “Fasting to Freedom” and “Whole Foods & Healing Recipes.” Lagerquist maintains that a juice diet provides better rejuvenation than fasting on water, which often causes an unpleasant toxic crisis.

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I do not promote long term juice fasts of 30 days or more. 5 to 7 days is sufficient for me. Ask your doctor if adding fresh juice to your diet would be appropriate for you.

Resources:

RawPeople: How Do I Get Enough Protein During My Juice Fast?

LIVESTRONG.COM: Juice Diet & Protein


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Rich Donahue

I am a natural health enthusiast and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Health from the Sandy Hill Institute for Natural Sciences. My website PRIME Juicers is dedicated to people who enjoy juicing and want to improve their health and lose weight by juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. I also write about nutrition and natural health. Please join me and have fun juicing! (I may be an affiliate for products that I recommend. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link.)

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  2. Lan Tra says:

    Thank Rich for sharing nice list of raw sources .I will try them for better life.
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  3. Nice writeup, thank you man. I was also on Juice fast quite a while ago and now got to know what can I do to get protein during those days, thanks & keep writing.
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  4. our diet must be full of protein or healthy.You share good recipe which is good for health.Thanx for this sharing.
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  5. Miller says:

    This is great tip for detoxification of a whole body, I will try it at least once a month.

  6. Julie says:

    I’m not used to drinking a lot of vegatable and fruit juices even though I heard a lot about the great benefits that juices can bring. The only one I have had is cabbage as I have some stomach problems. To my knowledge, cabbage is good for stomach pain. I will try more after reading your post. Thanks
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  7. I do agree on the sufficient protein of juices. I know some friends who have detoxified their body every month with juicy recipe only for a diet week. I couldn’t find in your list celery which I think is pretty good for anyone with high level of fat or grease in blood. Good for muscle also to my knowledge.
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  8. Britt says:

    I love going through a juicing fast every month. The fast last for a week. I feel that my body recovers from toxin during the fast. I am trying to get my husband to do the same but he just hate drinking fruits.

  9. Richa says:

    Hey Rich

    You have given a wonderful insight in this post of yours. My point was exactly what Kevin said. I have always heard from my mother that its always healthy and more nutritious to eat fresh fruits than juices. its said here that juices are devoid of a lot of nutrition as compared to eating the raw fruit. I guess when you cant get hold of raw fruits, juices can always work. Some nutrition is better than no nutrition.

  10. Kevin
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    Hello Rich,This is nice and informative post but somewhere I read that by eating crude vegetables and fruits human body gain more protein than it’s juice so here my question is what should we preferred to take?As per many myth that by juicing vegetables or fruit it’s many supplements dying or disappeared from it.

  11. Most green vegetables by weight have more protein than a lot of meats, so this is no surprise. Thanks for the info Rich!
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  12. Puu Steve says:

    Hi Rich,

    Thank for sharing this list of several raw sources . I’m going to try it now for better life.

    Thank you.

  13. Justin
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    Hi Rich,
    I had believe that green leafy vegetables contain enough protein for our bodies. I remember when I was a kid and it was considered “healthy” to drink milk with dinner.

    Turns out that dairy slows down the digestion process and is generally not healthy anymore due to the state of some dairy farms. ( I quit dairy back in 1998 even though I do enjoy a splash of cream in my coffee.

    I used to own a juiceman jr but I hated cleaning up that thing.I know use my blender and makes fruit and veggie smoothies.

    Take Care.
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