Are juice diets healthy?I think it depends on what you mean by a juice diet. If it is adding juicing as one tool in a healthy nutrition plan, it can be extremely beneficial. However, a true juice fast for instance, should not be done without medical supervision. We need balanced, solid food and a fast can create problems if you approach it in the wrong way.
That said, one of the main benefits of a juice diet is that you will be getting a large variety of nutrients in a very concentrated form. Folks may worry about not getting enough fiber, but there are ways to get around this. You can still it fiber-rich foods and you can even stir some of the juicing pulp back into your juice.
Juice is filling and can help to reduce food cravings by making sure your body has the best nutrition. It is low in calories and fat-free. You can reduce the sugar content by focusing on lower-sugar ingredients such as cucumber, celery, cruciferous veggies, low GI berries, zucchini, etc. There are many options.
One of the main benefits is that having juicing as part of your diet, can help you to have more energy. Diets can often be too low in calories to sustain you. Juicing can help to counteract this.
In the end, it is all about balance and using common sense. I have been juicing for almost 2 decades and many folks have lost weight by following some simple tips for incorporating juicing into their diets.
If you are new to juicing, particularly if you have any ailment or are pregnant, you should always check with your doctor before starting out. Also remember that juicing can affect your blood sugar levels.