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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Variety will get you through your cleanse. Stock up on a variety of
herbal teas. Ginger, chamomile and nettle teas are great for detoxifying
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Change Your Diet
Cleanses are great for restarting your diet. Once your cleanse is over, switch to whole foods and lean meats.