There are many forms of fasting.
In some religious traditions a 24 hour fast ends with a small simple meal. This continues for 40 days.
Strict water fasting is espoused by others and is decidedly therapeutic. This form a fasting is best worked up to over a time of intermittent fasts and detoxes. Water fasting can bring on intense detox symptoms, but something everyone should experience as it allows you to get in touch with your body on a deeper level.
Juice fasting allows for the intake of alkaline nourishes fresh fruit and vegetable juices. This form a fasting infuses the body with nutrients and supports detoxification.
There are other beverages that will support fasting and supply the body with elements to enhance the fast.
Apple cider vinegar is the KING of fasting beverages. I actually recommend the use of ACV daily. I'll be posting the many benefits of ACV later. For now the important word is acetic acid, aids the breakdown of toxins and is antimicrobial.
Make certain your ACV is raw, unpasteurized. It's the active enzymes of ACV that bring the benefits!
My fav is Braggs, but there are many other raw ACV out there. Please look for organic.
ACV - 1/4 cup
Fresh apple juice - 1/4 cup
Sparkling mineral water - fill the rest of the container
Sliced fresh ginger or ginger juice for flavor
4-5 teaspoons of ACV
1/4 - 1/2 Teaspoon of Cream of Tarter
1/2 teaspoon of whole salt. That's salt with color!
Juice of 1 lime and cut some of the peel to float in it.
Monk fruit sweetener or stevia, I prefer powdered over the liquid.
Juice of one lemon
2 -3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup - no corn syrup imitations
1/10, a pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
Fill remainder of your 1 qt container with water, chill and drink through the day.
Adjust all these recipes to taste. I like make larger batches so I don't have to set aside time to keep making new batches.
For 1 quart of this drink start with 2 ounces of wheatgrass
Add the juice of two lemons a few slices of ginger or a shot of ginger juice really amps this drink up!
Top off with sparkling mineral water
Add a couple of drops of mint oil, great to clear the stomach and aid digestion.
Dilute if needed. I drink a 20 ounce container of this beverage every AM. It help clear out the stomach of any residual gunk!
Make by the quart or larger container, keep in the frig for keeping.
Other fasting beverages that provide benefits.....
Green tea iced or hot. Add a little honey if desired, but not too much
Herb teas of all sorts. For the Detox we are using dandelion. Yogi Teas make a wonderful spicy dandelion tea.
Coffee is okay, actually beneficial, in moderation. No sweeteners or creamers.
Kombucha- moderately. A potent source of probiotics, but you . can over do this beverage. no more than 4 ounces per day. Best taken in small sips through the day.
Passing on my experience with natural foods and sharing recipes from others as well.