There is a lot of information out there about how to do a juice cleanse (or juice fast), but I want to take the opportunity to share what I have learned from my experiences.
I was introduced to juicing by my parents when I was a kid and have been juice cleansing sporadically over the past twenty years.
I always sensed that juice cleanses were good for me by the way they made me feel, but now that I have completed my holistic health coach certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I definitely know they are and why! Detoxification is beneficial to our bodies and I have learned that we can get the most out of a cleanse by tailoring the juice plan based on our own bio individuality.
Here’s what you’ll find in this article:
Why Juice Cleanse?
How to Formulate Your Juice Cleanse Recipes
Consider How Your Juice is Made
6 Tips for an Effective Juice Cleanse
Breaking the Cleanse
Why Juice Cleanse?
Our environment and our busy schedules can make it very difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle balance and we find ourselves looking for a way to get back to feeling healthy and energetic.
Around 70% of your energy is spent on digesting your food everyday. When we drink fresh juice from whole fruits and veggies rather than eat them, it gives our digestive system a break, and allows our bodies to easily absorb the flood of nutrients we are taking in. This break gives our body the time to focus on healing itself and flushing out stubborn toxins and waste.
Our bodies have the power to heal themselves, they just need to be given a chance to do so. If we are constantly taxing our body by feeding it unhealthy and processed foods, we are not giving it the the opportunity to keep us in optimal health. A purposeful juice cleanse can help transform your life in many different ways.
Here are seven ways you could benefit from doing a juice cleanse:
Rid your body of toxins
Jump-start weight loss and healthy eating habits
Give your digestive system a rest
Rehydrate which improves energy and skin