Should You Juice Cleanse?

Juice Cleansing is still trending. Advocates say it is as a way to empty the body of toxins and perhaps shed a few pounds, as well as a way to rewire the tastebuds and bring ourselves back on track after hitting the buffet.

While there seem to be many benefits to cleansing the body, there are is a whirlwind of information and propoganda out there as well and sometimes it’s nice to get a little help with navigation.

Our digestive systems are constantly on the go; busy breaking down every meal and snack we eat during the day. We hardly realize it, but a large amount of our energy is used to digest and absorb the food we eat. What if there was a way to redirect that energy and use it do some repair work in our bodies – while giving the digestive system a little time to reset?

Juice fasting is a way to do exactly that.

It’s a cleaning out—which means no food, no alcohol, no caffeine.  However, you’re allowed as much water, caffeine-free tea, and fresh organic juice as you need. Most people who go on a cleanse drink between three and four 32-ounce mason jars per day. Digesting juice requires almost no energy and your cells can start using the nutrients within 15 minutes. Your body can then take the energy usually reserved for digestion and use it to clean out toxins, repair cells, and otherwise rejuvenate your system.

I usually make juices that contain different combinations of celery, kale, spinach, parsley, and ginger plus apple and lemon. The juices can be tailored to your unique palette, so that your cleanse is as tantalizing for your taste buds as it is for the rest of your body.

Three days without food is a big commitment. Is it worth it?

Those who have cleansed report:

  • Appearance of age reversal
  • Clearer skin
  • Organ Rest
  • Weight loss
  • Increased sense of taste
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved flexibility & range of motion
  • Improved fertility
  • Decreased stress
  • Stable moods
  • Increased energy
  • More relaxed state

When you’re cleansing, you can expect to feel more energetic. Your mind will become clearer. You’re senses will feel sharper too. You will be more relaxed and have more focus in your life. And the best part—those things stay with you when the cleanse is over.

So, is it worth it? We consider it like a tune up for your body. It’s like taking your car in for that periodic inspection or yourself in for a regular check-up: perhaps it’s not a bad idea!

Published by jessicaelse

Jessica Else is an award-winning journalist and author, currently living in the Pacific Northwest. While she's dabbled in many subjects during her writing career, Jess enjoys writing about agriculture and sustainability projects, endangered animals, health and wellness, festivals and food, and outdoor adventuring.

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