Welcome to Nourish’d cleanses.

On this page you’ll discover all of the information about the variety of different fast and cleanse programs we have on offer.

1. WHAT IS A CLEANSE?

A cleanse is a period of time where you stop eating solid foods and replace them with fresh-pressed juices or vegetable broths. You also stop consuming caffeine, alcohol and any other toxins like cigarettes.

2. WHY LIQUIDS?

By juicing/creating broths with fruit and veggies you remove all of the fiber your body normally has to breakdown to access the nutrients inside. By drinking juice/broths you give your gut a break from 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.

3. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Heal the Gut: The reduced energy required by digestion combined with the bioavailable nutrients gives the gut a chance to heal.

 

Reduct Inflammation and Heal Disease: Fresh vegetable juice/broth is super high in anti-oxidants which bind to free radicals, reducing inflammation and healing disease.


Increased Energy: The reduced energy required by digestion will lead to an increased feeling of energy in your body and mind.


Lose Weight: Cleansing is a great way to kick-start a healthy eating regime. The juicing period starves any bad bacteria of their favorite junk foods, leading to reduced cravings post-cleanse.


Clarity of Mind: The mind-body connection has been heralded by healing practitioners throughout the ages. A fasting period leaves your mind feeling clear and collected.

 

Improvement in Mood and Overall Wellbeing: Besides these very specific benefits cleansing has an overall positive effect on every level of mind-body-soul health, increasing emotional satisfaction, reducing stress and rejuvenating energy.

4. WHY NOURISH’D?

Carefully Curated Programs: Nourish’d has taken the time to carefully craft the perfect blend of cleanses to balance and restore a body in distress.


The Best Juicing Methods: Nourish’d only use masticating juicers and cold-press mechanisms in our production process, maximizing nutritional potential and reducing excess oxidization.


Zero Preservatives, Fresh Products: We make all our juices the evening before they are used, and don’t add any preservatives.


Local/Organic Sourcing: The wide range of fruits and veggies included in our juices are sourced as locally as possible, many coming from the Phillipi Horticultural area only 20km away. We also acquire produce, which is pesticide and GMO-free whenever it’s available.


Zero-Waste: Our cleanses are also entirely waste-free as we compost all of the pulp leftover from the juicing process, deliver the cleanse in cardboard and package our juices in glass. We do this so you can be sure that you’re protecting the planet while healing yourself. It’s no good having an abundance of nutrients if the oxygen around us if filled with CO2.

5. BEFORE AND AFTER THE CLEANSE

Hydrate: Water is life and acts as a natural detoxifier and alkalizing-agent. Try to drink at least 3 liters of water a day before, during and after the cleanse. This will help to flush out the toxins which are released throughout the detoxification process.

 

Eat Plant-Based: Meat Is extremely hard for our digestive systems to break down and the majority of animal products are saturated with antibiotics and other toxic compounds. We recommend that you reduce or completely cut out your consumption of animal products before and after the cleanse.

 

Limit Alcohol Intake: As you probably know from the feeling you get after a night-out, alcohol is super toxic. Some, like 100% agave tequila, are better than others, but alcohol should generally be avoided before and after your cleanse.

 

Limit Caffeine Intake: Coffee is extremely acidic and in large quantities can wreak havoc on your digestive system. If you’re super addicted, try opting for low-acid cold brew alternatives for the duration of the cleanse process.

 

Eat More Raw Fruits and Vegetables: You’re about to be consuming a lot of raw food, so it’s important to acclimatize your body so that you’re able to more easily digest the juices.


Eliminate Processed Food: Wholefood plant-based is the way to go. Try to eliminate any and all processed foods before and after your cleanse. Also, try to avoid eating processed plant foods such as oil.


Reduce Consumption of Gluten: Gluten is notoriously good at clogging up your colon and is definitely not something you want to be consuming before a cleanse. Try opting for gluten free alternatives such as legume-based pasta and rice cakes or gluten-free bread.

6. COLLECTION/DELIVERY INFO

All juices will be ready to collect by 9.00am and must be collected before 10am. Please understand that we are extremely busy in the mornings and we really appreciate it when you collect before the mad rush hits.

  • Deliveries will be made between 8.00am and 10.00am.
  • For the longer cleanses, juices must be collected every 3 days, as we don’t use any preservatives. Doing things this way also means that the juices don’t oxidize as much, ensuring maximum nutritional integrity.
  • Please bring your own bag with which to collect the juices.
  • It is imperative that you begin the cleanse on the day it is collected/delivered, as the juices contain no preservatives and will go off if left in the fridge for more than 2-days.

One-Day Cleanse:

  • Collect any day expect Sundays before 8am.

Three-Day Cleanse:

  • Collect day one before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day three before 8am – 6 juices.

Five-Day Cleanse:

  • Collect day one before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day three before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day five before 8am – 6 juices.

Seven-Day Cleanse:

  • Collect day one before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day three before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day five before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day seven before 8am - 6 juices.

Ten-Day Cleanse:

  • Collect day one before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day three before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day five before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day seven before 8am – 12 juices.
  • Collect day nine before 8am – 12 juices.

7. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I consume anything else but juice during the cleanse?

YES, we highly encourage you to drink herbals teas and plenty of water during your cleanse. You may also want to drink a few clear vegetable broths if you’re really craving some salty-savory flavors.


Can I eat during my cleanse?

While we don’t recommend eating during the cleanse, you must listen to your body. If you start feeling dangerously weak or light-headed, it’s totally fine to have a few cooked vegetables or a piece of fruit. It’s like yoga; you need to find the line between stretching your limits and suffering.


Will I get hungry during my cleanse?

Yes, you will most certainly feel hungry during the cleanse. Luckily the hunger tends to come in waves and lasts no more than 30 minutes at a time. It’s a fascinating process to watch the sensations come and go, realizing how often and easily you give in to these food cravings when you don’t actually need to eat. If the hunger is becoming unbearable, then we recommend drinking a cup of moringa tea or having a shot of apple cider vinegar in water; both will help to suppress an insatiable appetite.


Will I be able to work?

Yes. Many of our clients do cleanse while working their normal 9-5’s, although it’s obviously better to choose a quieter time to fast as you may find yourself feeling less energetic and more prone to irritability.


Can I exercise while cleansing?

Yes. In fact, we recommend light exercise while cleansing to help clear the toxins. You may not be able to do your ordinary sweat-1000, but a relaxed jog is totally reasonable.


Will I experience detox symptoms?

Maybe. If you’re already eating a healthy diet, the detoxification symptoms should be minimal. If you do not, then you may experience headaches, irritability, nausea and frequent bowel movements while cleansing. These symptoms are particularly prevalent if you have any addictions to substances such as nicotine or caffeine. Just try to keep in mind that you’re ridding yourself of years worth of toxic build up, and you’ll feel a million times better at the end.

8. RESOURCES

Try reading or watching some of these incredible books or documentaries to learn more about the incredible benefits of juicing. The movies are particularly useful if you’re struggling with motivation and need a little inspiration. These stories are miraculous and inspiring.

Books:

  • The Juice Cleanse Reset Diet
  • Best Green Drinks Ever
  • The Yoga Body Cleanse
  • The Juice Generation
  • The Detox Prescription

Films:

  • Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
  • Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 2
  • Super Juice Me
  • The Joy of Juicing
  • Dying to Have Known

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