What is a juice cleanse?
A juice cleanse is not a fast! The goal is to replenish your body with vital nutrients, not to deprive or starve your body. The traditional Western diet is full of additives, preservatives and other toxins. A juice cleanse is a nutrient-rich way to jump start your diet, a new life style and/or detoxify vital organs and tissues.
Why should I do a juice cleanse?
We are an overweight yet, ironically, a nutritionally-starved nation. Convenient, easily-accessible, inexpensive and processed food has replaced quality ingredients. The result of ingesting highly-processed food has been linked to a significant increase in obesity and an increase in disease. A natural, cold-pressed juice cleanse provides your body with the essential nutrients it desperately needs in a form that is easy to absorb and utilize.
What is the best cleanse for me?
It’s no secret that the best nutrition comes from food in its RAW form. A RAW organic juice cleanse allows your body to absorb nutrients more completely and with the least amount of digestive system effort. Ideally, your food should travel from field to table in the quickest turnaround time possible. Any processing, including heat, will reduce nutritional value. Nutritional experts agree that a primarily RAW diet is the best for optimal health. The best cleanses are made of organic, non-processed fruits and vegetables. If an organic cleanse is not available, use a cleanse that utilizes produce that has the least amount of preservatives, chemicals and processing.
How many days should I do a juice cleanse?
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 how to incorporate a juice cleanse into your lifestyle and nutritional plan.
Are juice cleanses safe?
Juice cleanse experiences vary with the individual. Most everyone is surprised by: 1) how much better and full of energy they feel, 2) how filling the juices are and, 3) positive change in food cravings. Weight loss also varies. Make sure to let us know if you have any food allergies, are pregnant or have any other health risks. Juice cleanses are not contraindicated for these individuals, but caution is recommended.
What type of support will I need to do a juice cleanse?
If you are a first timer, it’s much easier than you think! All you are doing is providing your body with highly nutritious food in a liquid form. That being said, a cleanse is fun to do with a friend, family member or co-worker. Sharing your experience with others is a fun bonding experience. We like to send daily inspirational texts to our customers while they are on a multi-day cleanse. It’s always more enjoyable to have support!
Will a juice cleanse cause significant changes in my bowel movements?
Each person’s digestive process and system is unique. Most health care providers agree the normal range is 3 bowel movements per week to as many as 3 per day. Many people will experience a slight increase in frequency and “softer” bowel movement than normal during a cleanse. A juice cleanse can help your body purge itself of waste, toxins and in some cases, colon plaque, so there might be a sight change in color and consistency while cleansing. If you have any health concerns, please see you health care provider for advice.
I’m ready to do a juice cleanse, how should I prepare?
The amount and degree of preparation depends on your current diet. If your eating habits are similar to Joe Cross the star of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead we recommend a longer transitional period than an individual that is already eating “clean.” For optimal results, the best preparation is to wean yourself off processed foods, beef and pork, soda and alcohol for 3-4 days prior to beginning your juice cleanse. After your cleanse, ease yourself back into your “reality” and eat a raw or vegetarian diet and hydrate a little more than usual. You have done some amazing things for your body by doing a cleanse, so try to enhance your new experience by rewarding your body with the raw and unprocessed foods it needs to maintain optimal health.