Why does a juice fasting cleanse require real, raw juices?
Because the nutrients are “alive” in fruits and veggies you juice yourself. The ideal situation would be where you grew the produce yourself (organically, of course) and juiced it as soon as you plucked it. I realize that isn’t an option for many, so the second best option is buying locally (organic, if at all possible). If you can only get produce from the grocery store that is NOT organic, you should at least soak it in a water bath with a splash of organic vinegar for a good, thorough washing. Why should you drink the (raw) juice as soon as you juice it? Again, because the nutrients are “alive” and the longer you wait to drink the juice, the less “live” nutrients you’re actually getting. There are times (like if you’re doing a cleanse during the work week and you work outside the home) you simply can’t juice the produce and drink it right away. During a time like that, you can compromise by juicing whatever recipes you decide you like or want to try and then filling small or medium