Research shows most of us aren’t meeting our daily vegetable and fruit requirements. Juicing can help. One randomized controlled trial found including one to two cups of vegetable juice daily makes an effective way for healthy adults to close the dietary vegetable gap.
Juicing gives your overworked gut a break. It provides nutrients in a more absorbable form, and the lack of dietary fiber means less work for the gut. Vegetable and fruit juices do provide prebiotic fibers including oligosaccharides that feed healthy gut flora.
Research connects chronic inflammation with nearly every disease imaginable, including obesity. One study found that fruit and vegetable juice concentrate could reduce systemic inflammation and other risk factors for chronic disease in overweight and obese adults.
Vitamins, carotenoids, and phytochemicals in fruit and vegetable juices provide an impressive antioxidant boost to fight damaging free radicals. One animal study found fruit and vegetable juice could improve antioxidant capacity and prevent oxidative damage.
Research shows fruit and vegetable juices can lower blood pressure and improve lipid profile, potentially reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are partly to credit for these and other health improvements.
Studies has shown juice cleanse works for 60% of the adults to lose weight, it depends on your BMI and if you have any other conditions. Researchers have found that there would be a weight loss in most cases, but it also improves gut flora associated with weight loss and other health measures.
Our recommendation is to pre-cleanse for 2-7 days depending upon your current eating habits and lifestyle. Decide which category below best describes you and follow the recommendations for the appropriate length of time for your pre-cleanse diet.
You are a health enthusiast who is off your “usual” track and needs a Reset to get back to your norm of clean eating - 1-2 days is likely enough time to set you up for great success. If kale is a regular part of your diet and you wouldn’t be caught consuming high fructose corn syrup, this is you!
You eat well most days, indulge a bit on the weekends and are looking for a solution to make consistently healthy choices. Before diving into your juice cleanse, spend 3-4 days in your pre-cleanse elimination phase to rid your body of remnants of too much caffeine, alcohol or processed foods.
Maybe too much to do in too little time leaves you regularly eating SAD - consisting of processed or pre-packaged food, and not enough fresh, nutrient dense plant-based foods. To avoid potential unpleasant detox symptoms and achieve your best Reset, commit to 5 days of a pre- cleanse diet.
Indulging in fast food, sugary sweets, and sodas on the regular sound like you? Let your energy levels, metabolism, attitude and digestive system experience a Reset so you can live your healthiest and happiest life. We recommend that you embark on a 7-day pre-cleanse phase to reduce potential detox symptoms and prepare your taste buds for your cleansing journey!
LEMON IS YOUR JUICE CLEANSING FRIEND
Warm water with lemon first thing in the morning is an incredible liver stimulant that begins the cleansing process before you even have your first sip of juice. Warm lemon water is a ritual that we encourage you to keep pre, during and post cleanse for awesome health.
250ml For your convenience we have done our juicing is small bottles and ease to open small bottles and consume.
STAY ON SCHEDULE WITH YOUR JUICES
Aim to drink a juice every 1 to 1.5 hours.
Trust us: CONSISTENCY IS KEY.
For some people, 10 to 12 juices (250ml) per day may feel like a lot. However, if you space out your juices over 12 – 14 hours, finishing your last juice roughly 1 – 1.5 hours before your fall asleep - your body will thank you. Skipping juices will likely leave you hungry later and may result in your blood sugar crashing. Even if you are not hungry, when it is time for your next consecutive juice, drink up.
Dry brush your skin daily during your cleanse to help slough away dead skin cells and opens your pores for the elimination process.
Sweat it out:
Breaking a sweat is your body’s most efficient method of toxin elimination. Try a Bath Soak, take a brisk walk or jump rope to help your body generate heat on a cellular level.
It is not uncommon to see a decrease in elimination as your cleanse continues. Less in can equal less out. However, it is important that you pay attention to your body’s signals. If you are experiencing detox symptoms like nausea, but have not eliminated waste from your intestines, you may need to courage elimination through an herbal laxative (senna), enema or colonic.
UNDERSTAND THE MUST CHEW NOW SYNDROME (M.C.N)
If you are experiencing M.C.N., first check-in with yourself and see if you are really hungry or if you are simply craving that chewing sensation.
If the answer is the latter, let it go! YOU CAN DO THIS.
If the answer is that you are truly very hungry and you need an extra something to push through… HONOR THIS.
Do not beat yourself about having a sensible snack and then jumping right back on track with your juices. An avocado, a green salad, a piece of fruit or small handful of nuts will not undo all the good that you are doing.
TAKE A MOMENT
Take a moment post juice cleanse and celebrate what it is you accomplished, for your mind and your body: for each day that you cleansed, you nourished your body with 20 pounds of organic produce, healing your body on a cellular level and elevating your wellness.
Reflect on how you feel immediately after cleansing, what you learned and what you want to keep in mind as you move back into eating solid foods.
LEAN INTO SOLID FOODS
As you integrate solid food back into your diet, please be mindful that your digestive system has been in a state of complete rest.
Your first days post-cleanse should include lots of veggies and fruits. The items to absolutely avoid the first few days after your cleanse include: red meat, dairy, alcohol, processed and/or fried foods.
Our favorite way to come off the cleanse is with great smoothies, like this Detox Smoothie, the first day and slowly easing your way back into eating solid foods again.
MONITOR HOW YOU FEEL
In the days following a cleanse, you have a unique opportunity to identify potential food allergens or sensitivities.