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Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Do a Juice Cleanse the Right Way

How to Do a Juice Cleanse the Right Way

#15 Drink a Variety of Juices

The more colors your juice cleanse has in it the better. A variety of fruit and vegetable juices will make sure that you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your system needs to cleanse.

#14 Check With Your Doctor

A cleanse puts stress on your body. Before you cleanse, check with your doctor to make sure you're healthy. Otherwise you could make yourself sick.

#13 Don't Cleanse While Stressed

The best time for a juice cleanse is when you're relaxed and relatively stress free. Aim for a weekend when you can focus on relaxing while you cleanse your system.

#12 Be Prepared

Cleanses are healthy but they can have side effects. Some people experience headache, lethargy, constipation or diarrhea and gross breath. Consider sticking close to home until you find out what your cleanse has in store for you.

#11 Stick to 72 Hours

Roughly 72 hours is around as long as you need to flush the toxins out of your system. Cleanse any longer and your body will start to feel the effects of prolonged lack of fat and protein.

#10 Flush Your System

Juice by itself is not enough to flush out your system. Before you start, take an herbal laxative tea to help clear the way for restorative juices.

#9 Go Organic

Juice contains concentrated nutrients. It will also contain concentrated pesticides if its not organic. Pesticides are not only bad for you, they make your liver will work overtime to clean them from your system instead of cleaning itself.

#8 Drink Up

You'll need to drink between 48 and 72 ounces of juice everyday to keep your system moving and your calorie count high enough to give you the energy you need.

#7 Drink Tea

Variety will get you through your cleanse. Stock up on a variety of herbal teas. Ginger, chamomile and nettle teas are great for detoxifying your system.

#6 Don't Forget Milk

Raw nut milks are a great addition to a juice cleanse. They are full of vitamins and minerals and their rich flavor will be a welcome break from fruit and nut juices.

#5 Drink All Day

Try to have a little bit of juice at least once every hour. Sipping all day will keep your metabolism going. You'll also avoid the dips in hunger that will threaten your resolve.

#4 Don't Rule Out Solid Food

Raw fruits and vegetables can be part of a healthy cleanse. If you feel like the pressure to eat is too much, snack on a little fresh raw food. You won't ruin your cleanse and you'll last longer on it.

#3 Don't be Afraid to Exercise

A little light yoga is great for a juice cleanse. Work up a sweat and you'll purge toxins through your sweat glands.

#2 Go Vegetarian

The days after a cleanse can be tough for your stomach. Ease back into eating again with a diet that's mostly vegetarian. Your digestive tract will thank you.

#1 Change Your Diet

Cleanses are great for restarting your diet. Once your cleanse is over, switch to whole foods and lean meats.

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