Juicing is a great way to get micronutrients into the body fast! Our busy lifestyle often leaves little room for large volumes of fresh and seasonal produce to be consumed with food preparation time being scarce. Juicing, when done right, can provide the body with a super amount of essential nutrients. Cold press juicing allows the fruit and vegetable’s most nutrient dense qualities to be extracted safely without damaging the plant cells. Traditional juicing methods such as centrifugal methods result in damaged plant cells and oxidisation within minutes with the exposed free radicals being potentially very damaging. Juicing enables the body to rest the digestive system while still providing all the building blocks of a nourished body.

At THE KITCHEN our cold press juices have been specifically designed to give you a boost of micro-nutrients that can be enjoyed on their own as a snack or with a meal or used in a specifically designed fast or juice programme.

“During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juices while fasting. I have supervised many fasts and made extensive tests of fasting patients, and I am convinced that drinking alkaline-forming fruit and vegetable juices instead of water, during fasting, will increase the healing effect of fasting. Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart. Juice fasting is the best form of fasting” Dr Ragnar Berg, Nobel Prize Winner, one of the world’s greatest food scientists.

Following 30 years of regular fasting, here is a simple one day fast to start: 

On waking Drink or sip one glass of warm water, with 1-2 tablespoons of pure inner-gel aloe vera juice, 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You can have any amount of each of these, or only one, or just plain water – whatever you like!

Gently exercise Walk, run, skip, swim — whatever is your thing, but get your heart beating for at least 40 minutes. Warm down and gently stretch afterwards.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner A freshly made vegetable juice based around local seasonal vegetables. Go green as much as you can. My favourite ingredients are celery, cucumber, kale, leafy greens and rounded out with beetroot, carrot and some herbs like ginger. You can add powdered green superfoods if you like (spirulina).

In-between meal-times Brush your teeth and sip on pure water or pure herbal teas as desired.

*NOTE: Take no fizzy drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, alcohol, coffee or black tea. Repeat for as many days as you like, but remember, I always recommend starting with just one day for your first fast.

For more on fasting, go to www.exceptionalhealth.com or pick up my book on fasting; Eat Less, Live Long.

“Due to the effects of fasting, a fast can help you heal with greater speed; cleanse your liver, kidneys, and colon; purify your blood; help you lose excess weight and water; flush out toxins; clear the eyes and tongue; and cleanse the breath” Dr James F. Balch, MD, Prescription for Nutritional Healing

Written by Jason Shon Bennett from ExceptionalHealth.com ® & ©Jason is regarded as a guru on diet, lifestyle and environment and teaches the use of fasting as a means of resting the body. Cold press juice is the best way to give the body necessary nutrients during a fast.

If you are interested in a longer juice cleanse for a fuller restart, detox or weight loss please contact us to arrange for a personalised programme.


clean green full of good greens with no added fruit (fructose free)

fruit juice a selection of 3-5 seasonal fruits. A real hit with kids

full force red beetroot based with freshness from lime/fennel and other greens

ginger ninja carrots, ginger, lemon, turmeric root and orange

kung flu fighter your lemon, honey, ginger kick 

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