December was wonderful. Like many, we enjoyed our fair share of meals, treats, and wines—and we loved every minute of it. After all, there’s nothing wrong with savoring on Christmas Eve or enjoying a hot toddy by the fire. But though the holidays are the perfect time to indulge, come January we’re ready for a reset. And though we may be biased, we think an organic juice cleanse is just the way to do it.
All of those extra calories (and drinks) can result in a slowly running digestive system, a sluggish metabolism, and lethargy. Not to mention a handful of extra pounds. Nothing you can’t bounce back from, of course. Your body is resilient and can absolutely deal with a month of decadence. That doesn’t mean you can’t give it a boost back in the right direction. Here’s how an organic juice cleanse can help.
What Are The Benefits of an Organic Juice Cleanse?
Cleans Out Your Body
Have you ever put too many bath salts in the tub only to find it takes forever for the water to drain? That’s what happens to your body when you eat too much food. Your digestive system can only handle so much, and if you overload it with rich and heavy foods, it’s going to take awhile to burn through it all. That’s why you end up bloated after the holidays, and why juice cleanses can help you get rid of it.
Drinking nothing but juice for a few days can give your body the break it so desperately needs. The extra fluids help your body digest more efficiently and your stomach assimilate food more quickly. Your stomach doesn’t have to work as hard to produce stomach acids, your intestinal lining can repair itself, and your liver can get a break from all that detoxing it’s had to do. In other words, you feel less bloated and lethargic, and more thin and energetic.
Replenishes Your Nutrients
Not only do juice cleanses give your body a break from food, but they also replenish your body with vital nutrients. One bottle of juice contains more than three pounds of fruits and vegetables, and during a juice cleanse you drink five of those juices per day. That’s more than 15 pounds of produce each day—far more than you would typically eat in a week.
That’s why an organic juice cleanse can help give your body a head start. Organic cold-pressed juices that are free of pesticides and full of vitamins, minerals, and active enzymes flood your system with everything it needs to fire on all cylinders—and that just feels good.
How Do I Do a Juice Cleanse?
Purchase a 3, 6, 9, or 12-day cleanse from Mother’s then get started! During the cleanse, abstain from food, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. Drink only the five juices you’ve been given for each day and supplement with plenty of water. You should have one juice every two to three hours and have your last juice at least two hours before bedtime. “Chew” your juice to activate digestive enzymes.
Stay hydrated, enjoy plenty of rest, and take time to enjoy detoxifying activities such as warm baths, saunas, steam rooms, or meditation. Slow down, keep your calendar clear, and listen to your body. By the end of the cleanse, you’ll feel like a brand new person. You’ll be rested, rehydrated, replenished, and ready to start your year off right.