A juice cleanse is a short-term, fresh, raw, all liquid diet intended to cleanse both the mental and physical state. A juice cleanse is often mistakenly referred to as a “juice fast”—an inaccurate and misleading description. A fast is a water-only program and implies starvation, which shouldn’t ever be the goal. Starving the body is unhealthy and, in fact, has counter-productive effects that include a slowed metabolism.
Instead, a juice cleanse provides plenty of sustenance from wholesome, freshly pressed veggie and fruit juices. The primary physical reason for a juice cleanse is to give the digestive system a break from processing heavy proteins and fat, in addition to filtering the liver, kidneys and gall bladder. The result is clean energy and a full release of toxins. A juice cleanse should leave you energized, balanced and focused. Performing a juice cleanse has also been known to promote improved sleep patterns and curb food cravings.
Mother’s Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse not only revitalizes the body and mind but can also repair previous damage with natural, nutritious ingredients. Rich in minerals and active enzymes, each colorful juice contains the nutrients needed to satisfy cleansing goals.
How does a juice cleanse work?
A juice cleanse gives your body a break from digesting food, allowing it to focus its energy on absorbing the nutrients it needs to achieve and maintain optimal health while purging toxins that have built up over time. Eliminating fiber and delivering fruits and vegetables in liquid form makes nutrients and enzymes more easily assimilated into the body.
The more untreated and unprocessed food is, the more readily available its nutrients, making it easier for the body to digest, absorb, and assimilate them. This means that enzymes that are usually being used up by the laborious process of digestion can engage in other metabolic processes in the body, giving you more sustained energy, clarity, and boosting your immune system. Think of it like pressing the reset button on your whole body.
Will I be hungry?
We want to see you succeed! Our juice cleanse is designed to replace meals and snacks, however, if this is your first cleansing experience, please feel free to grab a snack or two along the way. We recommended items from this list should you feel the urge to eat:
- Steamed vegetables
- A yummy salad of organic, fresh greens
- Low fructose fruits like strawberries and blueberries
- Smoothies (try and add a green vegetable like kale or spinach to your smoothies)
- Fresh juices
- Cooked gluten-free grains like quinoa, amaranth and millet
When should I do a juice cleanse?
We believe that any time is a good time to cleanse. That said, many people choose to cleanse after holidays or a stressful periods of life, times when we often over-indulge in unhealthy foods, habits, and alcohol. Others find that the changing of seasons offer an ideal time to cleanse. Some people will cleanse when they are experiencing signs of over-acidity in the body, like chronic fatigue, headaches, insomnia, depression, allergies, aches and pains, digestive problems, unhealthy skin, or a weakened immune system. But as we said before, there is never a bad time to press the restart button!
Because we live in a time in which we are constantly exposed to harmful pollutants and toxins, incorporating cleanses into your lifestyle on a routine basis is vital. But whether you do a cleanse one day per week or once each month, seasonally or once each year, you will certainly be empowered from it and your body will thank you.