What is a juice cleanse / detox?
A juice cleanse is a type of fast. By removing all solid food and replacing it with nutrient rich juices, it allows your digestive system to rest. During this process the body uses fat as it’s main energy source, which releases toxins stored in the cells. The metabolic shift that takes place on a juice detox is completely natural – human beings have been fasting for thousands of years. How does it work?
A Juice cleanse is one of the most effective, healthy and natural ways to remove accumulated toxins, lose exes weight and boost your overall wellbeing. By avoiding solid food for 3-5 days and replacing it with cold pressed, unpasteurized juices, the body shifts into detoxification and repair mode. This is a natural process that the body can adapt to easily. The digestive system becomes inactive and is allowed to rest. This is extremely beneficial for the body, as energy usually taken up for digestion is used for cleansing and repair of body tissues. The juices provide vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids to support all aspects of the detoxification process. On average people lose 1 pound per day during a cleanse.
The need for detox
Every day your body accumulates toxins from the food you eat, the beverages you drink, the air you breathe or the environment and the products you use on your skin and in your home.
Who can benefit from a juice cleanse?
- If you’re feeling run down, tired or bloated
- If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends and you need to replenish lost vitality
- If you’re feeling overwhelmed with work or a busy lifestyle and your body needs a rest
- If you’ve been feeling exhausted, have dark circles under your eyes or you have skin breakouts
- If you need a ‘quick (but healthy) fix’ before a holiday, wedding, event or party and you need to look your best
- If you want to kick-start a healthy regime, preparing your body and mind to stay motivated and reduce cravings for unhealthy foods
- If you're prone to catching coughs & colds etc and suffer allergies
- If you want to break through a weight plateau to reach your next health goal
A juice cleanse can make you feel cleaner, healthier and more energised.
Health benefits may include;
- Increased energy levels and feelings of well-being
- Healthy and rapid weight loss (of body fat)
- Clearer, brighter, more radiant looking skin
- Reduction in the appearance of cellulite
- Flatter, less bloated stomach
- More sensitive taste buds and greater enjoyment of food
- Feeling calmer, more rested and relaxed
- Improved mental clarity, concentration and enhanced productivity
- Improved sleep
- Improved immune system
- Fewer cravings for unhealthy foods
- More motivation to stick to a healthy eating plan or diet