Some people hear the term “juice cleanse,” and either assume it is a fad or it is the same thing as fasting. Neither assumption is true. Unlike a fast that deprives your system of essential nutrients, a juice cleanse fills you with antioxidants and leaves you healthier than when you started. You probably know at least one person who is constantly raving about their latest cleanse, which has you interested, but you are still wondering why the process is so beneficial. Below are a few benefits you have to look forward to.
One of the reasons juice cleanses are commonly done prior to a healthy lifestyle change is because they help break bad eating habits. Food takes approximately 18 hours to flow through your system. A juice cleanse rids your body of that refined sugar you just can’t get enough of. You will end the cleanse with increased awareness of your food selections, and how they make you feel.
You may expect to be dragging on a juice cleanse, but you will be pleasantly surprised at how energized you will feel. Understand that if your system is really toxic, you will likely feel sluggish on the second day. This is a good thing! Your liver is moving toxins out of your body. By day three, you will feel amazing with a ton of energy to burn. This is a great jumpstart to a new fitness routine.
Greens tend to boost energy levels the most, which is why the Go Green cleanse at Organic Avenue is so popular.
Healthy Hair and Radiant Complexion
When your system is full of toxins it isn’t able to reap the full benefits of healthy fruits and veggies you may already be eating every day. Those essential nutrients that are digested are used where they are needed most. Trace amounts left over are shared with “less vital” elements, like your skin, hair, and nails.
A juice cleanse gives your body a tune-up and cleans out the toxins, so nutrients are then able to be used to their full potential. This means you will have glowing skin, shiny hair, and strong nails.
Although the above benefits are the ones most people can’t stop talking about, a juice cleanse returns a ton of other benefits, such as:
- Improved sleep patterns
- Increased mental clarity
- A regulated, nourished colon
- Reduced allergies
- Balanced nervous system
- Harmonized cellular biochemistry
- Breathing feels fuller, deeper, and easier
- Brightened eyes
- Increased confidence and control over appetite
- Reduced risk for disease, when done routinely