Juice cleansing has been quite the hype for the past decade, as more and more people turn to it for health and weight loss reasons. If you are new to juice cleansing though, it may be puzzling what juice cleansing is all about. Well, you are about to find out right now.
In simple words, a juice cleanse is regime where the person who is cleansing drinks nothing but pure vegetable and fruit juice for a stipulated amount of time. The time spent on a juice cleanse can range from a few days to a few weeks to even a few months in extreme cases.
Juice cleanse enthusiasts claim that juice cleansing can help the body cleanse itself from toxins that have accumulated inside the body over the years a person spends eating junky processed foods and sugar. According to them, once the toxins are removed, you will feel lighter and more energetic, and your digestive system will work better. In addition to that, you will also enjoy the many health benefits given by fruit and vegetable juices.
So how true are these claims made by juicing enthusiasts? Scientists and doctors believe that the body is more than equipped to handle the small amounts of toxins that we put into it by clearing it out as soon as possible. That’s what the liver and colon is for, and the reason we defecate every day. If toxins were accumulating in your body, you would get sick pretty quickly.
It’s also agreed that juice cleanses can deprive your body of certain nutrients, which is why it’s recommended to only cleanse for a few days at a time. It’s also important to check whether any underlying health reasons make juice cleansing a bad idea for you.
The fact is that juice cleansing is more than a fad, and many people swear by it. It’s important not to make it a way of life, however, as humans are designed to eat food, not just drink juice (no matter how healthy that juice)!
If you go on a juice fast for a few days, it may help your body reset itself in a way that allows you to eat less food and be able to feel full faster. We often eat mindlessly without listening to our bodies, but a juice cleanse can make you more sensitive to what your body is telling you once you are off the fast.
Not only that, a juice cleanse is a great way to start breaking your addiction to caffeine, processed foods, white carbs, high-fat foods, and other unhealthy foods that you simply know you shouldn’t be eating. You may have that “aha!” moment where you think “If I can survive for a few days, I can survive without those junky foods forever!”