Food Blogger Does a Juice Cleanse as an Experiment: The Preparation

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Lately, there's been a whole lot of fuss about juice cleansing -- we've even featured a bunch of articles on the subject.

Proponents claim by giving your digestive tract a break, the body is able to efficiently relieve itself of the massive amounts of toxins we consume on a daily basis.

From chemicals in the water to pesticides and herbicides on produce to the saturated fats in animal products, it's no doubt that the average American ingest his or her fair-share of unhealthy waste.

With the excess and indulgence of the holidays behind us, I decided it was time to try out a juice cleanse myself.

For someone who makes a living by eating incessantly, it's going to be a challenge -- and probably hilarious.

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While juicing and cleansing have become a Hollywood trend over recent years, opponents claim the body is perfectly capable of ridding itself of undesirables on its own, and cleansing can potentially cause more harm than good.

Fasters report a range of feelings and side effects from headaches, weakness, low blood sugar, muscle aches, dizziness and lethargy to increased energy, weight-loss, increased digestion, improved skin, increased mental clarity, and a whole range of benefits.

I wanted to find out for myself.

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