Long gone are the days when juice was only available in one-litre cartons filled with sugar and preservatives. Nowadays you’re able to get juice made from a huge variety of different fruit and veggies, containing a bounty of benefits for you and your body. Besides the occasional cold-pressed beverage, many people now also do juice cleanses as a way of cleansing their bodies of waste materials, healing the gut, losing weight and combating cravings.If you haven’t yet heard of this new health food craze, then let’s break it down in super simple terms:
A juice cleanse is a period of time where you stop eating solid foods and replace them with fresh-pressed fruit andvegetable juices. You also stop consuming caffeine, alcohol and any other toxins like cigarettes.
By juicing fruit and veggies you remove all of the fibre your body normally has to break down to access the nutrients inside. By drinking juice, you give your gut a breakfrom all of this hard digestive work, while still providing plenty of nutrition. This gives your body the chance to redirect energy towards healing instead of digesting, cleanses the colon of any stuck particles and floods the system with antioxidants.
The reduced energy required by digestion combined with the bioavailable nutrients gives the gut a chance to heal.
Fresh vegetable juice is super high in anti-oxidants which bind to free radicals, reducing inflammation and healing disease.
The reduced energy required by digestion will lead to an increased feeling of energy in your body and mind.
Cleansing is a great way to kick-start a healthy eating regime. The juicing period starves any bad bacteria of their favourite junk foods, leading to reduced cravings post-cleanse.
The mind-body connection has been heralded by healing practitioners throughout the ages. A juice-fasting period leaves your mind feeling clear and collected.
If you want more information on the full range of benefits and a substantial guide to juice fasting, then head over to the cleanse page on our websitewhere we’ve put all this info and more. If you’re keen to try your first cleanse, you can also head over to our product page to check out what we have in stock.
Good luck on your juicing journey,
Love Nourish’d xx