WHAT IS A JUICE CLEANSE?
The human body is a wonderful creature and can naturally regenerate itself and purify itself of toxins. The problem arises when the pace at which we “put” contaminants into the body is much higher than the pace at which the organism purifies. Polluted environment and water, unhealthy diet, alcohol, stressful lifestyle lead to the overall imbalance. The modern diet is mainly based on highly processed foods, full of preservatives, sugars, and unhealthy fats. Such a diet has serious consequences for our body. These include inflammation, acidity, reduced well-being, or more serious diseases such as diabetes, digestive system disorders, cancer.
And this is where the juice cleanse plays an important role. Juice cleanse is a type of fasting; it’s main goal is to eliminate harmful products from the diet, relieve the digestive system and allow the body for more intensive purification.
TYPES OF CLEANSE
Each detox consists of 6 juices. The composition of different cold pressed juices allows to provide a whole range of vitamins and minerals. We currently offer three types of juice cleanses.
As the name suggests, this detox is intended for people starting their adventure with cleansing the body. There are more fruit juices and tonics here, especially for those who are still not used to green juices.
Young Again, Not regular OJ, Dirty Talk, Made in Warsaw, Here Comes the Sun, The Goddess
Detox dedicated to enthusiasts of healthy lifestyle who love green juices, but do not want to go all the way through.
Young Again, Not regular OJ, Yes Please, Here Comes the Sun, Made in Warsaw, The Goddess
This detox is intended for those in love with healthy nutrition who have already had more than one detox and know exactly that the power is in green juices.
Young Again, The New Sexy, Here Comes the Sun, Yes Please, Not regular OJ, The Goddess
The most important question before starting the juice detox is to think about our motivation. Sometimes, we are looking for a quick solution for a weekend binge eating or rapid weight loss. Such motivation causes only physiological tensions in the body and is far from a healthy practice. Sometimes it also happens that we want to go through such a process in order to show off and build up our own ego. The first step to effective purification is the positive attitude that we do it for ourselves and our body, not for others.
A good motivation is:
· Reduced energy and constant fatigue caused by bad diet
· The desire to get rid of bad habits and return to the path of eating better food
· Overall weakness
When considering best time to do a juice cleanse, try to choose a period when you are not exposed to a large amount of stress, you are not overloaded with work, but you are able to dedicate your energy to rest and internal regeneration.
It is also very important to change your diet prior to the cleanse. 2-5 days before the detox it is worth eliminating alcohol, cigarettes, sugar, processed products, it is best to limit dairy products, meat, and caffeine and introduce as many vegetables and fruits as possible, especially green ones, as well as seeds and nuts. In addition, it is advisable to introduce one cold-pressed juice, preferably a green one. Such a diet will allow your body to gradually adapt to the excretion of toxins and relieve the digestive system. The better the before diet, the lighter the unpleasant symptoms accompanying the detoxification process, i.e. in practice, less headache, less weakness and flu-like symptoms.
During the detox, you can get annoyed by the unpleasant effects. Unhealthy products make us feel unwell twice: when they enter our body and when they come out of it. Feeling weak or feeling unwell is a good sign – a sign that you are cleansing and recovering. During the initial stage, i.e. during the first 2-3 days, you may feel weakened, have headaches, feel dizzy or sweat. These symptoms are normal. But do not worry, soon your body will thank you for the process and will repay you with a flow of good energy, a sense of lightness and a healthy, radiant look.
Start each day by drinking warm water with lemon juice. Then have a juice every two / three hours. The suggested order is marked on the bottle cap. It is very important to constantly hydrate the body, so drink 2 liters of water a day. You can also add herbal infusions and health shots as supplements to the juice to help cleanse and warm up your body.
Personal health and safety
It is very important to take good care of yourself during the detox period. The body needs a lot of rest to be able to properly regenerate. Try to avoid stressful situations, try to spend a lot in the open air, meditate, take a nap, and get a good night’s sleep. In many cultures, the purification process is highly valued because it allows for deep self-reflection and listening to the body’s needs. It is worth devoting this time to connecting with your body and mind.
How to help to purify
Juice cleanse therapy is a process of cleansing the body of toxins. There are few means that toxins get out of the body like through skin and others. In order to get better results, it is worth to support this process by adding more practices to help the toxins get out. Below is a list of things that are worth implementing in order to achieve optimal results:
· Drink a lot of water! Drink about 2 liters of water every day. Remember that its quality is also very important. You do not want to drink contaminated water while cleansing the body.
· Go for a massage.
· Take steam baths/saunas.
· Perform light yoga exercises. Light aerobic exercises require a much deeper breath. We can also incorporate swimming, ballet, pilates, and peaceful cycling. Find the sport that suits you best, listen to the needs of your body.
· Go for a walk! Walking is a great aerobic exercise that fantastically stimulates the lymphatic system for cleansing. Aerobic exercises stimulate the heart rate and breathing rate to increase in a way that can be sustained for the exercise session. In contrast, anaerobic (“without oxygen”) exercise is activity that causes you to be quickly out of breath, like sprinting or lifting a heavy weight.
· Take a bath in sea salt. This is a great way to speed up the excretion of toxins from the body. After taking a bath in sea salt, the water becomes strongly alkaline, which makes the body try to compensate for it in contact with skin and extract acidifying substances from the cells.
First of all, congratulations! You did it! However, before you fall into euphoria and return to eating, read the recommendations below carefully. The after diet is as important as the process of cleansing itself if not more important. It would be a real killer for our digestive system if we suddenly started binge eating pizzas, burgers, and other fast foods. Appropriate transition to regular diet consists of the gradual introduction of solid foods, but still easily digestible. The general rule is that the transition period should last about the same as the detox period. In the first phase, we introduce fruits and vegetables. They can be in the form of cocktails or soups, you can also start adding grains and soaked dried fruits. The main purpose of this stage is to re-stimulate the digestive system. After a few days, you can add additional solid foods and fats. During this second phase, we start eating salads, fats in the form of seeds, nuts or healthy cold pressed oils. Remember, however, that you still shouldn’t devour food. Stimulating our taste buds with the first meals can make it hard for us to refrain from eating. The third and last phase is a gradual transition to a normal diet.
Remember to keep your cold pressed juice in the fridge! Cold presses have an expiration period of about 72 hours (3-4 days). It is worth noting that their expiration depends very much on the temperature at which they are stored, and the optimal one is 1-4 degrees.