The Truth Behind Juice Cleanses
That time of year is upon us, everyone and their dogs are making some sort of fitness and diet resolutions in an attempt to get back on track . The problem is that we try to change too many things at the same time, become overwhelmed and give up. In fact, according to a Marist Poll, the majority of our resolutions rarely last past February and are virtually nonexistent by the half-year mark.
That being said, how do you stay successful in a world full of temptations?
The best way to get back on track is to implement small changes, one at a time. Start with changing your eating for just a few days- with a one or three-day juice cleanse. The transformation will follow.
The most important reason to do this, according to Woodson Merrell, M.D. is that it will break your cycle of dependence on refined carbohydrates, processed foods, and excess caffeine and alcohol (thanks, holiday parties.)
Decades of research has shown us that we can improve our health, reverse cellular damage, and heal chronic diseases by changing to a plant-based diet. Even if you can just add more plant-based foods into your diet, the benefits will be worth it.
Not only will juice cleansing jump-start your metabolism, but it will also rest the stomach. We spend a great deal of energy on the 24-hour process of digesting. It takes your body about 18 hours to digest one meal. Replacing your meals with fresh, organic, cold-pressed juice, gives your body a chance to extract nutrients with minimal effort, which will leave you feeling more energized, clear-headed, and balanced. (Remember to gently chew the juices to add oral enzymes that will further ease digestion.)
Just remember to go as organic as possible otherwise you risk consuming the same toxins that you’re trying to clear out. Familiarize yourself with the Dirty Dozen for a quick guide on the best foods to buy organic.
Plenty of us will start the year with good intentions but as we live, eat, and even breathe, we accumulate toxins in the body. When done right, juice cleansing is a great way to rid our body of some of those toxins by giving our stomach the break it deserves while keeping ourselves energized and nutritionally full.
Although cleanses are popular after stressful times, post-holiday season seems to be the time we feel the most sluggish, thanks to all those treats at your uncle’s new wife’s holiday party. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you. With up to four pounds of produce in every bottle, we’ll provide you with your daily dose of six customized juices and 2 alkalizing waters. So whether you want to cleanse for one day or five- we’ve got you covered.