I absolutely love juicing. Here’s 6 big reasons why :
1. Clarity of Mind
I was simply blown away how clear my mind was when I started juice fasting. I hadn’t thought so lucidly since I was a kid. Everything in my life that I was confused about seemed seemed to magically become simple and easy.
Obstacles turned into opportunities. Frustrating problems into fun challenges.
This isn’t just my experience either; a myriad of people have experienced this benefit on a juice fast. One food blogger even compared the improvement of mental clarity of juice fasting to doing a 10 day vipassana meditation retreat, which speaks volumes about its power. 
Of all the many benefits of juice fasting, this may be the most commonly touted. For good reason. The average human being expends about 1/3 of their daily energy usage on digestion alone. Some experts have even estimated this percentage as high as 80%! 
Imagine if your body had all that extra energy, what do you think it would do?
Probably regenerate and heal, as the body is in a perpetual state of self-reparation. Juice fasting provides one with all the nutrients they need to function optimally without requiring the body to use any energy on digestion, which is the perfect combination for it to find and remove toxins.
3. Improved Sleep
Recently I’ve been reading about the effects of eating before bed. There’s a lot of evidence that indicates that the body derives the most value from sleep when it doesn’t have to digest much food. This would seemingly go hand in hand with quality of sleep, and this is something i’ve experienced both on and off juice fasts.
If I don’t eat 3 or more hours before bed I tend to have a deeper, more sound sleep and I wake up feeling waaaayyy freesher in the morning.
While juice fasting, one is abstaining from eating all day, so the body doesn’t have to digest food at night. Which leads to lovely sleeps 🙂 This article nicely explores a number of different facets of eating before bed. 
4. Increased Energy Levels
Often times when I speak to people about fasting they ask about energy levels.
Don’t you feel tired all day if you don’t eat?
NO!! Actually, the biggest revelation that I’ve had since exploring Raw Food and Juice Fasting is that I have more energy when I don’t eat!
I’ll say that again : I have MORE energy when I don’t eat!
Crazy right? It took me a while to wrap my brain around it, but eventually it made sense. It all comes back to the amount of energy digestion requires. A study done by the Mayo Clinic estimated that it takes more than 30 hours for us to fully digest and excrete our food! 
Again, just think about all that energy your body is using digesting food. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating, especially when it’s Freesh, but I find it incredibly powerful to fast intermittently.  I usually do a juice fast of around 4-10 days every couple of months. Of all the incredible benefits of juice fasting, this is the one I cherish the most.
5. Extra Motivation
This one is mostly based on personal experience than the research i’ve done on juice fasting or the stories I’ve heard from fellow fasters; still I think it is more than worth mentioning. When I am on a juice fast I feel incredibly motivated on a consistent basis. I often spend the majority of my days working. In fact, I built this website largely during a juice fast.
In addition to the extra motivation, I find my levels of focus exceptionally high.
Focus + Motivation = Productivity.
I actually just remembered a story I heard that is a great testament to this experience; my friend told me that David Wolfe is known to fast while writing his books. Bang. Case Closed. Feeling unmotivated? Do a juice fast!
6. Looking Gooooood
I’m generally not too focused on the way I look, but I’d be bald face lying if I said I didn’t enjoy a genuine compliment about my appearance. Those have come more frequently during or after a juice fast than at any other point in my life.
There’s 3 Main Physical Benefits of Juice Fasting : Weight Loss, Glowing Skin and Clear Eyes
I lost a bunch of weight when I first started juice fasting and kept most of it off without thinking too much about it, and eating a high raw diet. It was a much healthier way for me to lose the weight I put on in university, compared to the weight loss focused diets that I previously tried. And if that’s not enough for you, watch this movie.
Before After Shots from an 8 Day Juice Fast
Many people talk about the benefits of juice fasting for the skin. I generally have pretty clear skin so this isn’t something I’ve noticed too much of. Here’s a nice little article about how it does this. 
And lastly, which I think may be the most fascinating of all the benefits of juice fasting, is the impact it can have on the eyes. Check out this video.
Why Juice Fasting is the Most Important Part of my High Raw Diet
A few key reasons :
1. Food Appreciation – Imagine how good food tastes after not eating for a week!
2. Appetite Reset – After juice fasting my appetite is reset and I feel more in tune with my body
3. Cleansing – it’s probably impossible to avoid toxins in the world we leave in, and juice fasting frequently allows my body the chance to detoxify
Lastly, I simply feel better physically while fasting than at any other point in my life!
I like to keep it simple, and I know that when I Juice Fast I feel good!
And I like to feel good 🙂
Here’s a few excellent resources to help you experience as many benefits of juice fasting as possible!
This is one of the most succinct and thorough explanations of the benefits of juice fasting I’ve found : http://www.circle-of-life.net/PDF/Juicing.pdf
And here’s a New Juice Recipe from yours truly 🙂
Buy Guaranteed Organic Fruits & Vegetables for your Juice Fast in Bali from UbudDirect, my favorite online delivery store on the Island!
And lastly here’s the juice fasting plan I followed when I started. I still use it sometimes!
I hope you enjoyed the article.