Living in a big city like New York, we all know how the stress of everyday life can creep up on us, leaving our bodies and minds vulnerable to toxins. We strongly believe that even a short, 1 day juice cleanse benefits the entire body and mind, clearing out unwanted toxins and rebooting your system.
Are Juices Cleanses Good for You?
Bloated? Irritated bowels? Sensitive stomach? A juice cleanse can help reset your gut.
When you limit yourself to only drink cold pressed, raw fruit and vegetables, you’re greatly reducing the amount of stress that your gut experiences. Almost like giving your tummy a spa day! Letting your body take the time to heal and recharge, while also taking in essential vitamins and phytonutrients is what it’s all about. Adding prebiotics and probiotics to your cleanse will help you get back to feeling energized, and recharged.
The benefits of juice cleansing
The positive side of juice cleansing is probably pretty obvious: you’re consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fact being, fruits and veggies should make up half of our plate.
Studies have shown that fruit and vegetable juices can boost levels of important vitamins and antioxidants, including folate, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene. If you’re the type of person who can’t stand eating fruits and veggies, juicing is a great-tasting, easy way to achieve the vitamin balance of your dreams.
Boost Your Energy
Within the first two days you’ll start to feel a wave of difference in your energy. Juice cleansing floods your body with nutrients in their natural state creating a lasting, clean energy. Unlike caffeine, which is pretty harsh on our energy levels, there will be no ups, downs and crashes. With cold pressed juice, the enzymes and nutrients are liberated from fibre allowing them to be quickly assimilated into your body. Giving yourself 15-20 minutes after consumption, you should be feeling a nice boost after each juice.
Do juice cleanses help with weight loss?
Juice cleanses can be a gateway to a more balanced diet and a kickstart to your healthy habits. When you remove harmful, processed foods, saturated fats and empty refined carbs, from your diet and replace them with vegetable and fruit juices, naturally, you will lose weight. Part of this process is water retention. If you can maintain a plant based diet following your cleanse you will see consistent results, without feeling starved or drained of energy. Alternatively, you probably find yourself feeling energized and motivated.
Do juice cleanses help with detoxifying?
Goodbye inflammation! Studies have shown that a juice cleanse followed by a plant based diet can greatly reduce inflammation in your body.
We’re living in a time of chronic inflammation. From the pollution in the air we breathe, from meat, dairy, and alcohol consumption, as well as the products that we use, our body responds with inflammation. When you clean things up and cut out those outside toxins as much as possible, while simultaneously adding the beneficial nutrients readily available in cold pressed juice, you’re allowing your body optimal repair. To all my juice lovers, look for juices with ginger, turmeric and cayenne to further boost the anti inflammatory benefits.
If you want to know some scary facts, more than 50% of people are dehydrated – consuming less than the recommended fluids (daily 5-6 glasses of non-caffeinated beverages). Drinking water throughout the day, even while on your juice cleanse helps keep everything moving. Hydration also makes your skin glow! Regular hydration helps remove toxins while juicing helps bring your cells healing nutrients that can transform how you feel and look. Get ready for that Juice Cleanse glow!
HOW TO START
During a 1 day juice cleanse, you can expect to consume one cold pressed juice every 2.5 to three hours throughout the day. We also recommend drinking eight ounces of water with every juice, to help your system flush out excess toxins. While you will not consume any solid foods during a cleanse, our juice provides all of the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep your body functioning optimally. You should steer
clear of caffeine or alcohol for maximum results.
Are you ready to start a new way of living?
Healthy alternatives to juice cleansing
One delicious way to get the benefits of juicing, plus the natural fiber from these fruits and vegetables, is to enjoy in smoothie form. This is a great way to get your recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies, without feeling hungry.
We recommend trying to blend your favorite fruits and veggies with some Greek yogurt or soy milk for protein. For a green smoothie, pair kale or spinach with a frozen banana. For a beautiful pink smoothie, pair berries with a little bit of frozen cauliflower.
Even better than a smoothie, eat your fruits and veggies whole, which keeps you feeling full for a longer period of time, helping with weight loss.
One easy way to get veggies into your diet is to stir-fry your favorites and add a protein source like chicken or edamame.
Another easy way to do this is to come to Mangia and enjoy our fresh juices and smoothies! See you there…