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:

  • Overweight/Obesity

  • High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol

  • Type II Diabetes

  • Stroke/Heart Disease

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune

  • Skin Conditions

  • Cancer

  • Fibromyalgia

 

The Solution: A Juice Cleanse

When you don’t have time to nourish your body with nutritious food, a balanced juice cleanse can be the best way to reset and regain control of your health.

During a juice cleanse, you supercharge your body with antioxidant-rich phytonutrients that go right to work at a cellular level. Not many of us have time to eat the recommended optimal 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables with each meal. Juicing offers a terrific way to get your phytonutrients.

Nutrition science has proven that a variety of colorful plant foods benefit the body because of the large assortment of phytonutrients. Only by eating a large assortment of these nutrient-rich natural foods can you access the protective compounds that can help your body function at its best. When you consume plants, these phytonutrients help your body reduce inflammation, prevent cellular damage and reverse chronic health conditions. Juicing is an amazing way to access the widest variety of these wonderful phytonutrients, as well as the best way to rapidly absorb them into your system.

The average person would not be able to easily eat their way through several pounds of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Juicing is a convenient and potent way to access these nutrients. When you eat food, your body needs to go through a complex and energy-intensive digestive process involving your stomach, pancreas, liver, intestines. Juicing allows for your overworked organs to rest. It’s just like going on vacation, sleeping ir taking breaks at work – you need to allow your digestive system to rest. A juice cleanse taken over a dedicated period of time allows for your body to relax and refresh. Your body knows how to heal itself — you just have to give it the right plant-based tools!

Preparing for a Juice Cleanse

When embarking upon a juice cleanse, plan ahead. Dedicate some time to set your intention for the health goal to achieve. A fully guided 7 day juice cleanse is a solid starting point for many who want to improve their health. Joining a community of like-minded individuals who are embarking upon a similar health journey is also a great way to stay committed and get the motivation to stay the course. Ultimately, this program can make changes in a lasting way.

Stay tuned – in the future, we’ll discuss what you should look for in your juice cleanse. There are many options, but not all juice cleanses are the same. Until then, Juice Smart and be well!

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