9 Reasons To Do A Juice Cleanse
Posted on July 11 2016
Whether you actively enjoy living a healthy lifestyle, or you are a health foods newbie, one thing for sure is that a cold-pressed juice cleanse is a remarkable way to ease you into some wonderfully positive gains.
So here we present to you 9 reasons you need a cold-pressed juice cleanse in your life:
- Weight Loss
Over the course of a 3 or 5-day juice cleanse, there is potential to lose up to 6lb (approx. 2.5kg) in weight. Some of this will be water bloat, but some will also be fat. This is because a juice cleanse is not only naturally low in calories, it can help to control appetite and cravings, whilst supplying the body with possibly more concentrated beneficial healing nutrients it has experienced before.
- Reduce Your Appetite
Going on a cold-pressed juice diet eliminates the habit of comfort eating, and helps you to be satisfied with less food than usual. It doesn’t shrink the stomach, although it can feel like it does. This can provide you with a great psychological boost in changing habits for the better.
- Rest The Stomach
Consuming only juice gives the stomach a well-earned rest, as it has to work far less to extract nutrients. It requires less of the stomach’s digestive processing, such as acid, churning and pepsin. Top tip: if you gently 'chew' the juices you can add oral enzymes to further ease digestion.
- Eliminate Harmful Foods
A cold-pressed juice cleanse is a vegan, plant-based diet. This means that it eliminates wheat, gluten, dairy and fermented foods along with any caffeine or alcohol, from your diet for a period of time. Though many people would consider this healthier anyway, reintroducing these can help to define what foods are causing any problems. Your author here speaks from sheer experience on this one.
- Flood The Body With Super Nutrition
Being on a juice diet not only gives us the all the vitamins and minerals that we need, but these juices also contain all-important phytonutrients; known as powerhouses for the clean healing process. Cold-press juices are by nature raw foods, therefore retaining nutrients that would be destroyed by a conventional juicer or cooking, especially including some B Vitamins, and digestive and anti-inflammatory enzymes.
- Maximum Detoxification
A broad range of plant-based nutrients like antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are required to optimally support all of the phases of the body’s natural detox process. Because a juice diet provides the body with super-nutrient dense foods, it allows the body access to more of the resources it needs for detoxification, and begin to remove the cumulative toxins stored in the body.
- Improved Energy
The first day of a juice diet is always the most challenging to adjust to, with most people missing chewing foods, and caffeine or even alcohol cessation symptoms. However, after the first hurdle, most people begin to feel a rush of energy and clarity of thought, not experienced before on a regular gluten, dairy and meat-based diets.
- Rest The Liver
Lots of people are not aware of this but the liver is our main detoxifying organ. Every molecule of food absorbed through the intestinal wall (except fibre) moves into the liver. It is here that detoxification take place, and preparation before being allowed to enter the rest of the body. The thing is, there are usually far too many toxins for the liver to handle, many passing unchecked into the general circulation to wreak havoc in distant cells. A cold-pressed juice diet rests the liver’s overload.
9. Reduce Physical Problems
Not only will you have more energy and clarity of thought, but many chronic symptoms can be improved. General aches, rashes, headaches, congested sinuses and chest, and bloating have all been found to be improved through a juice diet. (Check out Joe Cross’s story for more details in how a juice diet helped him relieve chronic illnesses here).
So, take a break, rest the body and mind and flood it with nutrients. Explore the Nutriseed Cold-Pressed Juice Diet here.