Do you feel like you need to hit the reset button on a few aspects of your health and wellbeing? Healthy juice cleanses or liquid detox may be just the thing you need to try!
Emerging studies show that juice cleansing provides our bodies with multiple benefits including promoting digestion, improved sleep, an increase in good gut bacteria and added energy! I want you to understand the fundamentals of the benefits in juicing before you take on the juice cleanse program ( launching in a few weeks) Interested in trying a juice cleanse? Send us a message HERE and we will inform you of our juice cleanse program.
A juice cleanse will give your body time to rest, something it rarely gets, to realign and balance your cycle of nutrition. Essentially, it provides space for our cells to breathe and recover.
What Is A Juice Cleanse?
A juice cleanse is where you set aside a period of time, dedicated to drinking only fruit or vegetable juice and water. Throughout the day/night you will replace all meals with liquid in the form of a fresh juice.
As with any health focussed program, you will be advised to follow the guidelines provided to you for the juice cleanse. Recommendations such as reducing caffeine, not over-exercising, removing all processed foods and getting enough rest are vital to the success of the cleanse.
Juicing is not to be confused with a diet, fad diet or short-cut to weight loss. It is not the same as fasting or water fasting. Juicing or completing a juice cleanse in a healthy way will typically have you following a program, cleanse plan or juicing guide.
A juice cleanse needs to provide you with enough hydration, vitamins and minerals to sustain you during the detoxing period. For many, it is not only about juicing but also about the personal journey.
Why Does It Matter?
The number of chronic degenerative disorders and the direct connection to our diet are getting harder to ignore. Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes, Obesity, Allergies and Chronic Immune system Disorders or Deficiencies are the leading cause in over 90% of deaths in the Western world.
Unfortunately, the leading cause of death in Indonesia is also Coronary Heart Disease. The CDC lists Stroke, Ischemic heart disease and Diabetes as Indonesia’s top 3 causes of death.
The classic American Diet or Western Diet is known to have high levels of sugar, salt, cholesterol and processed red meat. Fruit and vegetables are not the major food group being consumed each day so juicing can really help you to boost your daily intake.
5 Benefits Of A Juice Cleanse
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, our current lifestyle is the reason why our health is suffering. Physician Chen Yan Fang, from the Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness clinic says ‘eating too much processed foods, not achieving work-life balance and facing computers all the time plus living in a heavily polluted environment causes toxins to increase’.
The Liver - The first line of defence against toxins, your liver acts like a filter to prevent toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your bloodstream.
The Colon - This organ has bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You need to keep your colon moving regularly since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm.
The Kidneys - The kidneys are constantly filtering your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine.
Here are 5 Benefits To Drinking Cold-Pressed Juice:
5. Digestive Rest
How It Works
Here we will provide you with the information you need for a successful juice cleanse. Preparation is key with any challenge and this includes juicing.
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Preparation before the cleanse
- Processed foods
- Meat, poultry, dairy
- Sugar and sweets
Foods to enjoy before and after a juice cleanse. Keep it fresh, light and simple.
- Raw, fresh juice made from fruits and vegetables
- Plant-based milk like Almond Milk to replace dairy
- Herbal tea
- Gluten-free meals (avoid bread and pasta)
- Vegetable broth
Prior to starting the cleanse it is important to slowly reduce your intake of inflammatory foods such as coffee, refined sugar, and wheat and meat. This will help ease you into the juice cleanse, reduce headaches and sugar cravings and prepare your body. It is also recommended to increase your fluids by drinking enough water and enjoying fresh fruit pre-cleanse.
It is a great idea to prepare yourself mentally and spiritually. Why? A cleanse, detox or change in diet is not just a physical challenge. You may find that the detox process makes you feel a rise and fall of different emotions. This is why it is important to block out the juicing days as days of healing and rest. Focussing on the positive energy, journal, listening to a motivational podcast, practicing a gentle yoga flow or doing meditation are all useful ways to support your body, mind and soul as your cleanse.
During The Juice Cleanse
No two juice cleanses are the same as our body will respond depending on it’s condition at the time. The good news is that juice cleanses can be 100% designed to suit your personal health requirements and you can usually choose the colour of the juice or the flavour profile for each day.
A juice cleanse will have a nice range of different coloured juices with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. It will typically finish with a milk alternative like almond or cashew milk sweetened by natural sugar from dates or cinnamon. In one day it is common to consume anywhere from 6 - 10 bottles of juice depending on the size of each bottle.
After The Juice Cleanse
Once the cleanse is over, eat lightly for a few days, gradually adding foods back in over the course of several days. Make a note of how you feel and journal down anything that worked for you as well as the challenges you overcame. Juicing is not meant to be punishment for the body, it should make you feel lighter and increase your focus, not bring you down. Be kind to yourself throughout this time and allow yourself forgiveness.
Final ThoughtsPutting your health first is an important step towards reaching new personal goals to be the best version of yourself. Raw, cold-pressed fruit and vegetables can give you a whole host of vitamins, antioxidants, and prebiotics in one single-serve!
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Please Note: A juice cleanse isn't right for everyone. It should not be undertaken by children or if you're pregnant or nursing or you have diabetes or chronic liver, kidney, or gallbladder problems. Check with your doctor before starting any dietary changes to see if juicing is safe for you. Depending on your situation, you may wish to speak with a holistic practitioner, doctor, naturopath or nutritionist prior to a drastic change in diet.