what is a juice cleanse?
A juice cleanse is a short-term, raw, all liquid diet that is used to assist in achieving health goals. You might have heard the term “juice fast” – we don’t really like it. A fast implies you’re starving your body, which shouldn’t ever be the goal. Starving your body only taxes it further and we are in the business of building you up in the long run, not breaking you down. A juice cleanse means you still receive plenty of sustenance, but in the form of a wholesome, organic, cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juice. This gives your metabolism – including filtering organs like the liver, kidneys, and gall bladder – a break from processing heavy proteins, fats, and other components of your diet that take a lot of work to sort out, giving you simply good, clean energy to work with. Toxins in the tissues are able to mobilize and be flushed from the body for good.
After a juice cleanse, especially one that’s for 3 days or longer, you should feel amazing, energized, and focused. You may notice that you sleep better, and crave healthier foods.
how many days should i juice cleanse for?
There are varied answers to this question. It is generally well accepted that 3-7 days is optimal. For your first cleanse we recommend 3 days. After your first cleanse, you will have a much better idea of how to incorporate a juice cleanse into your lifestyle and nutritional plan.
are juice cleanses safe?
Juice cleanse experiences vary with individual experience. Most everyone is surprised by: 1) how much better and full of energy they feel, 2) how filling the juices are, 3) positive changes in food cravings. Weight loss also varies. Make sure to let us know if you have any food alergies, are pregnant, or have any other health risks.
what should i do to prepare for a juice cleanse?
For optimal results, the best preparation is to ween yourself off of processed foods, all meats, soda, coffee, and alcohol for 3-4 days before your cleanse. After your cleanse, ease yourself back into your “reality” by eating a primarily raw or vegetarian diet, and make sure to hydrate often!