Juice cleansing involves consuming only cold-pressed and vegetable juices for a specific window of time, commonly a few days. Juicing fruits and vegetables differs from simply blending them into a smoothie as it separates the liquid part of the produce from their pulp and fibre. As a result, cold-pressed, vegetable-based juices contain a highly concentrated amount of health-boosting vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
There are a myriad of benefits from a short fast using organic, cold-pressed juice cleanses, however, it is important to bear in mind that the results may vary from person to person.
Continue reading to find out more about their health benefits.
1.Boosts Nutrient Intake
Organic vegetable-based juices can provide a highly concentrated supply of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that play a vital role in supporting overall health. Consequently, it is a convenient and effective way to look and feel your best before a special occasion or simply in your day-to-day life.
2. Improves Hydration Levels
Whilst water is king, juices are mainly composed of water, which helps your stay well-hydrated. Proper hydration is important for various bodily systems such as digestion, circulation and detoxification. If you are someone who struggles to consume enough water on a daily basis, sticking to a juice cleansing schedule can be an easy way to mindfully increase your hydration levels and establish good habits.
3. Facilitates Weight Loss
Juice cleansing puts our body into a caloric deficit, which in turn can facilitate weight loss. The simple act of avoiding heavily processed, refined foods during a cleanse, and the coinciding benefits that you experience, often acts as a catalyst for incorporating better eating habits. This, in turn, supports sustainable weight loss goals.
4. Accelerated Detoxification
Organic, vegetable-based juices are rich in a plethora of vitamins and minerals that support the body’s natural detoxification systems, primarily the liver and kidneys, for processing and removing toxins. During a juice cleanse, the simple act of removing daily toxins, including processed foods, food additives, heavy metals, alcohol and caffeine, reduces the daily strain put on our liver and kidneys and hence enhances overall health.
5. Digestive Rest & Reset
Consuming only liquids during a juice cleanse can give your digestive system a break from processing hard-to-digest, solid foods. This hiatus can provide relief for those with digestive issues or discomfort like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Plus, allowing your digestive system to rest often leads to an increase in energy levels.
6. Antioxidant Benefits
Juices can be rich in antioxidants, which play a crucial role in supporting overall health and may minimise the risk of chronic diseases. Most of the fresh produce we purchase from our local supermarket is not grown organically, which means you are less likely to experience the amazing health benefits of antioxidants such as better brain function, improved mental wellbeing and reduced bodily inflammation. Good news – Plenish juice cleanses are exclusively organic, which means you will get a potent dose of health-boosting antioxidants.
7. Uplifts Our Mental Wellbeing
Focusing on mindful eating and having a break from highly processed foods and daily toxins can help people to feel more mentally refreshed and reinvigorated. Moreover, the act of completing a juice cleanse and experiencing the positive results can offer a sense of accomplishment, contributing to an uplift in our mental wellbeing.
In short, juice cleansing, in moderation, offers a range of fantastic health benefits. Importantly, sustaining these health benefits over the long term requires the adoption of positive and healthy lifestyle habits following your cleanse.
Kickstart your juice cleansing journey with our award-winning range of organic juice cleanses, each packed with a pre-and-post cleansing guide to help you hit your health goals.
Author: Plenish Nutritionist, Katie Morley
DipNT, mBANT, mANP, CNHC
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