One of the simplest and most effective ways to begin losing weight and detoxifying your body is to begin with a juice fast. Or, as I like to call them, a juice feast!

If you've ever tried a raw food diet, or heard of people doing so, you are probably somewhat familiar with juice fasting. People who eat a primarily raw food diet often times also include juice fasting as part of their regimen for keeping a healthy lifestyle. However, you do not need to be a raw foodist to reap the benefits of even a short juice fast.

Contrary to the way some diets work, a juice fast will have you drinking around 32 to 48 ounces of juice per day along with water. Your body certainly will not be starving … Yet, many people report losing 1-2 pounds per day on while doing a juice detox diet!

If your eating habits are less than spectacular, a juice fast will be a great opportunity to allow your body to soak in some excellent nutrition. Almost anything can be juiced, but raw fruits and vegetables are ideal. By varying the types of fruits and vegetables you juice you'll be able to blast your body with plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that it may not be getting on a normal basis.

Fruit and vegetable juices are good sources of nutrients like iron, copper, potassium, sodium, iodine, and magnesium. However, it is also suggested that you try to incorporate as many leafy green vegetables as you can into your juicing regimen, as well. Dark, leafy greens contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and chlorophyll. There are a number of great recipes available that contain greens and veggies along with fruit that taste surprisingly good.

Another type of juice that many people incorporated into their juice fast is wheat grass. Wheat grass juice has been getting a lot of attention due to of howense in nutrients it is. The primary advantage of truly fresh wheat grass juice, is the high level of life force energy that it contains. The grass growing right up to the time it is juiced, which makes it one of the freshest juices that you can drink.

With so many wonderful and healthy ingredients to choose from, you'll want to make sure you are getting the freshest, purest juice you can find. Therefore, you will need to invest in a good juicer. Not only will having your own juicer provide you with a healthier and more satisfying experience but, it will save you money in the long run and provide you with greater control of what you are putting into your body.