Why You Should Consider Doing a Juice Cleanse
Juice cleanses have been popular for a while. How do you know that one is right for you? At Smart Pressed Juice, we provide guidance on doing juice cleanses to hundreds of people. Based on our experience, here are some key health indicators that might indicate it’s time for a juice cleanse.
The Problem: Life Stress
When stress and our busy schedules start affecting the way you eat, a plethora of unhealthy habits can accumulate. First, you grab whatever food is convenient or skip meals altogether. Then you binge, overeat and drink whenever you finally have a free moment. This cycle repeats itself until your body is working overtime to keep functioning. In the end, you’re tired all the time, gain weight around the middle and struggle to keep it all together.
Current society’s diets consist of over 60% processed and refined foods, as well as over 30% animal products and less than 5% vegetables. Vegetables and fruits provide the phytonutrients (protective compounds) and micronutrients that nourish cells. Without these nutrients, cells are weakened and become susceptible to a wide variety of chronic health conditions, starting with a few extra pounds on the scale. Chronic conditions can manifest themselves as any of the following:
High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol
Type II Diabetes
Irritable Bowel Syndrome