Our environment and our busy schedules can make it very difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle balance and we find ourselves looking for a way to get back to feeling healthy and energetic. Around 70% of your energy is spent on digesting your food every day. When we drink the juice from fruits and vegetables rather than eat them, it gives our digestive system a break, and allows our bodies to easily absorb the flood of nutrients we are taking in. This break gives our body the time to focus on healing itself and flushing out stubborn toxins and waste. Our bodies have the power to heal themselves, they just need to be given a chance to do so. If we are constantly taxing our body by feeding it unhealthy and processed foods, we are not giving it the opportunity to keep us in optimal health. A purposeful juice cleanse can help transform your life in many different ways.
Here are 7 ways you could benefit from doing a juice cleanse:
- Detoxify and rehydrate your body
- Jump-start weight loss and healthy eating habits
- Give your digestive system a rest
- Improves energy, concentration and skin tone
- Reduce inflammation
- Help with autoimmune diseases
- Help determine food sensitivities
What To Do Before You Cleanse?
Consult your doctor
It is important to check with your doctor that It Is safe for you to do a cleanse, should you be on any chronic medication, have any pre-existing medical conditions, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Eliminate toxic substances
If you are doing a 1 Day cleanse, try to avoid all caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes or any other harmful/illegal substances at least 24 hours before you start your cleanse. Should you be doing a longer cleanse, it is advised that you do this for at least 3 days before you start.
It is suggested that you try to eliminate processed foods, fast food, artificial sweeteners, meat, dairy and sugars from your diet for at least 24 hours before you start your cleanse. We recommend that you try eat fruits and vegetables, salads, nuts, beans and other vegetarian or vegan based meals.
Staying hydrated is essential in moisturizing skin, having regular bowel movements and in neutralizing the high acidity levels in our body. Your body might experience feelings associated with a detox (headaches, fatigue, sluggishness, dehydration etc.) So it is important to drink up! We recommend at least 1 litre of water per 25kg of weight i.e. If you weigh 75kg = 3 litres of water
Poop (Yes, poop!)
To promote a healthy colon and to prepare the body for the cleanse, we recommend that you empty the bowel before your cleanse.
What To Do During The Cleanse?
Drink warm lemon water
This is an incredible liver stimulant and it helps begin the cleansing process before you even take a sip of that first juice. Once getting into the habit of it during your cleanse, you might find that it is something that you want to continue to do post-cleanse. In addition to drinking your allotment of water, we have also included herbal teas into your cleanse plan.
Being fully hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your body, as water is necessary for all basic functions, and we naturally lose about 2l a day. Many common ailments like lack of energy, headaches and hunger pangs are actually signs of dehydration, so drink up for better health.
Aim to drink a juice every 2 to 2.5 hours. 7 juices a day might sound like a lot but if you space your juices out over 12 hours, your body will thank you. Skipping juices will likely leave you feeling hungry and can result in a drop in your blood sugar, which can leave you feeling lethargic and maybe even give you a headache.
This probably sounds crazy since juicing is all about cleaning you internally but dry brushing your skin daily during your cleanse will help get rid of dead skin and open your pores for the elimination process.
Exercise, but listen to your body
Exercise promotes circulation, helps boost your metabolism and is a great way to connect with your body during your cleanse. Your energy levels can change and be a bit unpredictable during a cleanse so you may want to limit yourself to light exercise like walks, yoga, and stretching. Even 20-30 minutes in the day can have amazing benefits to your health. The most important thing is for you to pay attention to your body and what it needs.
NutriVita is about more than “just juicing”. We are all about promoting wellness of mind, body and spirit. A cleanse can help you connect with yourself on a much deeper level than you might have realized. Meditation and journaling about your day are great ways to allow the mind and body to relax.
After Your Cleanse
End your cleanse when you feel the time is right. After you finish your cleanse, celebrate what you’ve accomplished. Every day that you juiced, you nourished your body with loads of fruits and veggies that are full of essential vitamins nutrients. That’s something to applaud yourself for!
Remember that the day after your cleanse you’re going to want to ease into solid foods.
Now is a great time to think about how you want to incorporate what you’ve learned into your daily regimen. Maybe you will want to swap one meal a day with vegetable juice, maybe two?
Perhaps you want to incorporate regular cleanses into your week or month, or want to try a longer cleanse next time?
Perhaps you have connected with your mind, body and spirit and want to know more about this area of your life?
NutriVita has a plan for everyone.
In this pack we have Included Information about our Juice-scriptions, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns. We are here to help you Heal-Thy Self!
A WORD OF WARNING!
Juice cleanses should not be done by:
- Young children or the very elderly
- Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers
- People with advanced kidney, heart and liver problems
- People with a history of eating disorders
The following side effects may occur in some individuals whilst on a juice cleanse. If you are experiencing any severe side effects, it is recommended that you stop the cleanse and/or consult your doctor.
Side effects can include:
- difficulty thinking
- stomach cramps
- sleep disturbance
- bad breath
We are NOT a medical doctors and we do NOT practice medicine; our cleanse programmes are NOT medical solutions; and any Information from NutriVita shall NOT be Interpreted as medical advice.