Why You Should Try 3 Days On Watermelon Juice
One of the best mono-diet fasts you can do - particularly in summer - is watermelon juice and in just three days you'll notice a big difference in how you look and feel.
It's cheap, quick and easy to prepare and tastes amazing.
And such an awesome way to flush out toxins, get your glow on, kick-start weight loss and reboot your entire body and brain!
Firstly, what is a mono-diet fast?
A watermelon juice fast is a type of 'mono-diet' fast, quite simply because you're consuming only one fruit or vegetable juice (watermelon) for a few days and nothing else.
The beauty of a 'mono fast' is that you get very connected to a particular type of fruit (or vegetable) from nature's table that you wouldn't otherwise experience and appreciate. One particular colour, one taste and one collection of phytonutrients.
When you're focussed on just one food, you don't have the hassle of needing to go out and shop for a wide range of produce and fiddle around with combinations that to make them taste right, which means it's super convenient, cost-effective and a minimum of fuss to prepare!
A mono-diet juice fast is really a great way to bury the excuses and give juice fasting a go - particularly in summer, when high water content, sweet, juicy melons are abundant and in season. So what are you waiting for?
Why not give watermelon juice a red hot go for just 3 days?!
The Amazing Watermelon
Watermelon is a seasonal summer fruit well-known for its soft juicy red flesh filled with black tear-shaped seeds encased in a hard dark green skin.
Originating in West Africa, watermelon is now widely grown around the world.
With its unique oval shape and high water content, the watermelon's natural signature or 'sign-of-nature' targets the health, optimal functioning and healing of the brain.
In this area, watermelon is known to:
- Alleviate mental fog
- Improve cognition
- Prevent cognitive decline
Health Benefits of Watermelon
In addition to brain-boosting abilities, watermelons are nutrient rich whole food packed full of phytolytic (plant) nutrients including:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant common in all RED plant foods which helps to:
- Reduce blood pressure
- Decrease the risk of heart disease & osteoporosis
- Protect against breast & prostate cancers
Why is Watermelon so good for a juice fast?
First of all, a watermelon juice fast is one of the easiest fasts to do.
Watermelons are readily available in summer, are low cost, quick and easy to prepare, plus they make an abundance of fresh juice with very little mucking around!
Learn more in Tips For Summer Fasting
Thanks to its wide array of health-giving properties along with its versatility, by juice fasting only on watermelon, in 3 days you’ll:
- Reset your body and mind
- Boost your energy
- Kick start weight loss
- Reduce inflammation
- Get a feel for what it’s like to do an extended juice fast or deeper cleanse.
Juice Fasting can be a challenge if you’re time poor.
The very thought of coming up with recipes, going to the markets to gather a wheelbarrows full of produce, only to get home needing to rinse it, slice it, juice it and bottle it is enough to put many people off a juice fast for life - despite the amazing health benefits!
Not only is watermelon juice refreshing and hydrating, it's also delicious and easy to drink!
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Other Benefits of Watermelon Juice
- Super easy to drink
- Reduces appetite and cravings
- Rids body of toxins
- Flushes out the kidneys
- Soothes urinary tract infections
- Contains an amino acid “citrulline” which is known to help boost libido, particularly in men
- Save time and money!
How To Prepare
The ideal way to juice watermelon, in order to extract as much 'living juice' as possible, is to use a 'cold pressed juicer'.
This type of technology gently and slowly grinds and extracts the juice under minimal stress or heat, ensuring that the enzymes remain intact for maximum benefit to your health.
One of the best on the market which we use and recommend is the Kuvings Elite C7000 Cold Pressed Professional Juicer. If not use any brand of cold-press juicer or the best quality centrifugal juicer you can get your hands on!
The whole process is then really easy and one good sized watermelon should make you approximately 2 litres of juice through a good juice machine.
Just slice the watermelon into thick chunks (it’s ok to leave a thin layer of the inner white skin) and gently feed into the juicer.
Tasty Tip: If you want to mix things up a little, add a few chunks of fresh ginger, a whole lime including the skin and a handful of fresh mint leaves.
Learn more in Fruit & Vegetable Juicing: What You Should Know
You can make up enough juice for your entire 3-day mono-diet fast in one go as it will last up to 72 hours when refrigerated!
Just make sure to store your watermelon juice in airtight glass bottles or mason jars.
A great time to do any type of fast is over the weekend so that you can take it easy and allow yourself to rest while your body begins to cleanse, detoxify and reset itself. So, why not start on a Friday, then finish on a Sunday?
Get to it...we'd love to hear how you go!
Tolman Self Care.