By Guest Contributor , published Sep 8, 2017
Are you sure you want to do a juice cleanse? Believe me; it’s not going to be a piece of cake. That’s quite literally true, because instead of eating like you normally do, you’re going to just drink fruit and vegetable juice. The fresh kind from real fresh fruits and vegetables. None of that commercial stuff that you buy in the aisle of the supermarket that is laden with additives and sugar.
There are several possible reasons why it’s a trend that seems destined to stay in the national consciousness. One obvious reason is that lots of celebrities are doing them, so people emulate stars like the Kardashians, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, and Beyoncé. There’s this unconscious hope that people can look like these celebs if they only do a juice cleanse.
Of course, there’s probably no diet plan and workout plan that can make you look like Salma Hayek. But you can at least enjoy the various benefits to your health and figure by doing one every now and then.
You can learn more about how to prepare for a multi-day juice cleanse and what to be weary about by checking out this guide here. However in short here are 9 benefits to doing a juice cleanse:
You’ve got refined carbohydrates and saturated fats. Many foods are laced with pesticides. Our livers can’t cope, which is why a lot of these toxins get through so they can cause a lot of trouble to our health.
With a juice cleanse, you’re more likely to hydrate because you’re encouraged to drink water when you’re hungry. You also drink juices instead of eat food, and that also helps with hydration.
With a juice cleanse, at least you can be sure that you’re consuming the nutrients and vitamins you’re supposed to get from fruits and veggies.
Once you realize that you can say no to these foods, you can break the hold they have over you. It’s about forming a healthy habit of denying yourself a sinful food treat. When you get into this habit, staying with a proper diet is much easier.
Basically, it’s about helping yourself get accustomed to healthier habits. You can segue from a juice cleanse to a diet much more smoothly because a low calorie diet (which is common for weight loss) is much easier than the “no food” general rule of a juice cleanse. It won’t feel like you’re denying yourself the high-calorie treats you want.
You can probably sum up all these benefits into a single statement: by going on the occasional juice cleanse, you can get healthier. You’ll be more active, you’ll be less prone to diseases, and let’s not forget that you’ll look better too because you can lose excess weight. That’s a goal that many are constantly aiming for.
It should also be mentioned that by going on a juice cleanse doesn’t mean you should cease taking other various supplements such as as the Omega 7 oils that are so beneficial to your body. I’m personally a big fan of omega oil and take it daily. By simply adding these oils to the juices themselves, will in fact increase the overall nutritional goodness of the juice.
With the improvement in your health, your confidence can grow and you’re more likely to achieve social and professional success. That means when you ask yourself if you’re sure you want to do a juice cleanse, just grit your teeth and say yes!
Joana is the editor in chief over at TheJuiceChief.com. She’s a prolific blogger with a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition and is deeply passionate about organic juicing, nutrition and fitness. She also loves helping others succeed with their health goals.