Juice cleanses have become super popular over the years as a quick and easy way to cleanse the gut, increase nutrient consumption, and even lose weight.
A cold-pressed juice cleanse is basically a diet that consists of drinking only fruit and vegetable juice. Juicing removes the fibre from fruit and veggies, making it easier for the body to absorb nutrients. Most juices as part of a cleanse are also cold-pressed which protects and preserves the nutrients of the fruits and vegetables used in the juicing process.
Juice cleansing can be incredibly beneficial to your body, but it can be quite difficult to skip meals and consume only juices for a few days.
While most juicing programs focus on healthy liquids only, you can also supplement a juice cleanse with clean meals and healthy snacks.
Why eat clean during a juice cleanse?
While juice is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, it also lacks fibre and protein. Fibre is essential for digestion and the body needs protein for muscle mass. Combining a juice cleanse with clean eating gives you the best of both worlds.
A clean, alkalizing meal during juicing can boost the gut cleansing effects of the cleanse. It also makes detoxing more flexible and adaptable to your lifestyle.
You just have to make sure that the meal is as light and clean as possible. Focus on plant-based, nutrient-rich food that helps cleanse your gut. Avoid processed foods, bread, sugar & dairy.
Eating clean, alkalizing food on a juice cleanse is the perfect way to stay full, while also giving the full detox benefit of the juice cleanse to your system.
To find out more, check out our pre-made cold-pressed juice cleanse plan that includes a clean eating meal, here.