Core Benefits of a Juice Cleanse
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.
Here’s a list of just some of the major benefits of embarking on a Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse:
Rests the stomach
Eliminates harmful foods
Floods the body with super nutrition
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,but it helps to control appetite and cravings, whilst potentially supplying the body with more concentrated beneficial healing nutrients than it has experienced before.
Reduces 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.
Eliminates 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.
Floods the Body with Super Nutrition
Being on a juice diet not only gives us all the vitamins and minerals that we need, but these juices also contain all-important phytonutrients; known powerhouses for the clean healing process. Cold pressed juices are by nature raw foods, therefore retaining nutrients that would be destroyed by a conventional juicer or cooking, more specifically, some B Vitamins, and digestive and anti-inflammatory enzymes.
The first day of a juice diet is always the most challenging to adjust to, with most people missing chewing foods, along with 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 diet.